3D modeling and rendering software for design visualization, games, and animation

Create expansive worlds, complex characters, and dazzling effects with Maya
Maya overview video (3:05 min.)
Bifrost in Maya (video: 4:48 min.)
Create incredibly detailed simulations with Bifrost for Maya
Bifrost makes it possible to create physically accurate simulations in a single visual programming environment.
HP Mars Home Planet Rendering Challenge (video: 1:01 min.)
Take full artistic control with professional-quality 3D models
Create massive worlds in games, stunning scenes for design visualization, and engaging virtual reality experiences. Use 3ds Max® toolsets to shape and define detailed environments, objects, and characters. Model any person, place, or thing.
Create and render striking scenes with integrated Arnold renderer

3ds Max works with most major renderers to create high-end scenes and stunning visuals for design visualization and more. Experience interactive rendering from the interface, for accurate and detailed previews while you work.

​Scale your workflow with automated processes in 3ds Max

3ds Max supports the needs of tight deadlines – so you spend more time being creative.

  • Use 3ds Max as a compute engine to scale content production
  • Extend built-in workflows with accessible APIs
  • Accelerate manual steps to boost productivity


Artfully communicating architecture
Brick Visual has developed a distinctive style that displays architecture in a highly artistic manner. See how they approach the art of architectural visualization.


Black sheep to black mesa
See how Shawn Olson turned his hobby into a career and business, and how he and the black mesa team worked with 3ds Max to bring Black Mesa back to life.

Image courtesy of Shawn Olson


The sails project
Watch the power and flexibility of creating fluids simulations in 3ds Max. Sindy Saalfeld excels at combining modeling, textures, and Bifrost to bring her inspiration to life.

Image courtesy of Sindy Saalfeld

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