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Autodesk 3ds Max

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  • Date Added:
    Jul. 21, 2015
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    Free to try (30-day trial); $185.00 to buy (Buy it now)
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  • Product ranking:
    #2 in CAD Software

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3 stars

"An overpriced yet packed software"

March 21, 2015  |  By RadioactiveTeddyBear

 |  Version: Autodesk 3ds Max 2015


UI, all of its capibilities, of course the modelling


Cost, tutorials


Like the typical Autodesk desktop product, the full product is expensive, and only a part of a complete project set. However, it functions good for modelling and has a lot of features. The UI is also pretty good

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5 stars

"Industrial-strength 3D animation program."

April 18, 2013  |  By ThirdEye343

 |  Version: Autodesk 3ds Max 2014


- It has EVERYTHING. The strongest 3D modeling tool available.
- Free student versions available on the Autodesk website.


- Can be feisty at times, and won't do things you want it to.
- Occasional crashing, probably because you're doing something that overloads the program.
- Does consume much memory, but there is a good reason why.


This program is THE program you'll want to use if you're planning to become a developer in games, movies, or general 3D Animation. Why? This is the same program most game developers use to create AAA games for Xbox, Playstation and Nintendo, aside from other programs like Mudbox and Maya.

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5 stars

"Really powerful 3d tool"

July 09, 2011  |  By bluesreejatoblue

 |  Version: Autodesk 3ds Max 2012


i) A powerful 3d animation tool
ii) Provides educational versions
iii) Many tutorials can be found on the web, such as www.youtube.com/3dsmaxhowtos & www.digitaltutors.com


i) Original price $ 3500
ii) Eats much of your memory
iii) Lengthly installation


It is a really good software. You can download the legal educational version on students.autodesk.com. Has many tutorials and an inituitive User Interface. But still, it eats much of your memory.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2016

Increase productivity by creating custom tools and sharing entertainment and design projects with greater speed. New features in 3ds Max animation and modeling software help you to:

  • Extend 3ds Max with new geometric objects and modifiers by creating graphs in a visual environment similar to the Slate material editor. Max Creation Graph, a new node-based tool creation environment, lets you create new node types by saving graphs called compounds, or choose from several hundred different node types (operators) that can be connected together to create new tools and visual effects. New tools can be packaged and shared with other users.
  • Collaborate easier across teams and throughout the production pipeline with new support for non-destructive animation workflows in XRef and improved stability. Externally reference objects to your scene and animate them or edit material on the XRef object in the source file, without having to merge the objects into the scene. Changes made in the source file will be inherited in your local scene. Publish and organize animatable parameters on your desired node, making it easier for other users to externally reference content to populate their scenes.
  • Represent subdivision surfaces in 3ds Max using the OpenSubdiv libraries open-sourced by Pixar. Experience faster in-viewport performance for meshes with high subdivision levels with libraries that incorporate technology from Microsoft Research, and are designed to help take advantage of both parallel CPU and GPU architectures. Create complex topology with more consistent appearances in less time using the crease modeling workflows in CreaseSet modifier and Crease Explorer. Using FBX asset exchange technology, they allow for easier transfer of models to and from certain other packages that support OpenSubdiv.
  • Experience improved speed and quality while you edit or pose models with OpenSubdiv features that include support for adaptive subdivision in the viewports and at render time.
  • Access object placement, lighting, rendering, modeling and texturing toolsmore easily with new Design Workspace features that follow a task-based logical system to improve workflow. Create high-quality stills and animation more easily with new, faster design data importing capabilities.
  • Accelerate the scene creation process with new on-demand templates that provide standardized start-up configurations. Easily import, export, and share templates across teams, and create or modify existing ones to tailor them to your workflow.
  • Experience greater creative flexibility and control with the new Camera Sequencer, which allows you tocut between multiple cameras, trim, and reorder animated clips nondestructively—leaving the original animation data unchanged.
  • Reduce undesirable deformation artifacts more easily using Dual Quaternion Skinning. This new method of smooth skinning is built specifically to avoid "bow tie" or "candy wrapper" effects, most common in a character's shoulders or wrists, where the mesh loses volume when deformers are twisted or pivoted.
  • Create more precise textures with using the new Dual Quaternion skin modifier, which lets you paint the amount of influence skinning will have on a surface, so you can use it where you need it and taper off to linear skin weighting where you don't.
  • Help reduce rendering time and costs by rendering projects online in the cloud. Autodesk A360 Rendering Support helps you create impressive high-resolution images without having to tie up the desktop or requiring specialized rendering hardware. Available to customers on Maintenance and Desktop Subscription, A360 also helps you create and share solar study renderings, interactive panoramas, illuminance simulations, and re-render images from previously uploaded files.
  • Simulate real-life camera settings, such as Shutter Speed, Aperture, Depth of Field, and Exposure using the new Physical Camera co-developed with Chaos Group, the makers of V-Ray. Creating more photorealistic images and animations more easily with enhanced controls and additional in-viewport feedback.

  • General
    Publisher Autodesk
    Publisher web site http://www.autodesk.com/
    Release Date April 15, 2015
    Date Added July 21, 2015
    Version 2016
    Category Graphic Design Software
    Subcategory CAD Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 1.97GB
    File Name Autodesk_3ds_Max_2016_EFGJKS_Win_64bit_dlm_001_002.sfx.exe
    Total Downloads 131,433
    Downloads Last Week 742
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day trial
    Price $185

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