Autodesk 3DS Max 2022 One-Time Purchase Windows MacOS
Work faster and meet deadlines with 3ds Max
3ds Max lets you scale your workflow with automation, allowing you to spend more time on creativity. Use 3ds Max as a compute engine to scale content production, Extend built-in workflows with accessible APIs, Accelerate manual steps to boost productivity
Modeling and texturing
- Spline workflows
Create and animate geometry in several intuitive ways with enhanced spline tools.
- Open shading language support
Create or use pre-existing procedural OSL maps with any supported renderer.
- Chamfer modifier
Create best-in-class procedural edge modeling details with simple and precise tools.
- Automated retopology and mesh repair
Automatically optimize the geometry of high-resolution models to create a clean, quad-based mesh geometry.
- Material, texture, and color editor
Apply material finishes, change textures, and use vibrant colors to make your designs photorealistic.
- Smart Extrude
Interactively extrude faces of 3D objects. Rebuild and stitch together adjacent faces automatically.
- Mesh and surface modeling
Create parametric and organic objects with polygon, subdivision surface, and spline-based modeling features.
- NEW | Baking to texture
Streamlined, intuitive, and fully scriptable texture baking experience.
- NEW | Weighted normals modifier
Built-in weighted normal calculator that can be directly applied to 3D models allowing you to create precise designs.
Animation and effects
- 3ds Max Fluids
Create realistic liquid behaviors such as water, oil, lava as well as replicate gravity and collision effects. (video: 30 sec.)
- Character animation and rigging tools
Create procedural animation and character rigging with CAT, biped, and crowd animation tools.
- General animation tools
Use keyframe and procedural animation tools and also view and edit animation trajectories directly in the viewport.
- Motion Paths
Preview and adjust animation paths directly in the viewport.
- Particle Flow effects
Create sophisticated particle effects such as water, fire, spray, and snow.
- New plugins
Access hundreds of industry-leading 3rd-party plugins from our extensive community.
- Brilliant Viewport
Reduce design interactions with render quality viewport previews, displaying PBR materials and camera effects directly.
- Arnold for 3ds Max
Use Arnold GPU Renderer to view scene changes in real-time, including lighting, materials, and camera.
- Activeshade viewport
An interactive rendering experience that allows you to see your scene in a near-final rendering quality as you’re working.
- Physical Camera
Simulate real-life camera settings such as shutter speed, aperture, depth of field, exposure, and more.
- 3ds Max Batch
Leverage the power of 3ds Max for automation by using 3ds Max as a true command-line tool.
- Scene Converter
Seamlessly and consistently change materials, lights, cameras, renderers from one to another.
Workflow and pipeline
- ENHANCED | Improved pipeline tools integration
Smooth, high-quality experience with the added flexibility of tear-off viewports.
- Alembic support
Alembic Version 1.7 now supports instances, allowing files to be drastically smaller while maintaining their original complexity.
- Modern UI and workspaces
Create your own custom workspaces with a more modern, responsive, high-DPI-ready user interface.
- CivilView workflow
Automatically populate parametrically generated details such as animated vehicles to scale with your environment.
- Autodesk Viewer workflow
Share models and review feedback online with the Autodesk Viewer directly from the 3ds Max interface.
- Software security
Use Safe Scene Loading to protect your work from potentially malicious scripts that could be part of scene files.
Bring to life fine-tuned touches such as materials, lighting, and textures for photorealistic imagery.
- Import capabilities
Import data from anywhere, using CAD and BIM data directly or to enhance the details of your 3D design.
- Physically-based lighting
Simulate artificial lighting sources to accurately portray how light and shadows will interact with your designs.
- Interactive rendering
See and make changes in your scene in near-final rendering quality in the render frame window while you work.
- High-quality imagery
Advanced tools give you the built-in rendering power to create the highest quality photo-real visualizations.
- Transform technical to visual
Rich and powerful toolsets allow you to model premium architectural designs with artistic control.
Games and entertainment
- Powerful scene modeling
Easily model a place, person, or element with fast spline and poly modeling workflows.
- Stunning characters
Create procedural animation and character rigging with CAT and biped tools.
- Physically-based rendering
Quickly iterate and see near-final quality renders of your game assets right in the viewport.
- Dynamic visual content
Add shading and lighting to game assets with powerful texture baking tools.
- Customizable pipeline integration
Get tighter pipeline integration with support for Python 3.
The future of design visualization
“Having used Autodesk software for more than 30 years I can’t imagine using any other software for large-scale archviz projects.”
Autodesk 3ds Max 2022 software is supported on the following 64-bit operating systems
and at a minimum, requires a system with the following 64-bit hardware:
|Operating System||64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 10. See Autodesk’s Product Support Lifecycle for support information.|
|CPU||64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor with SSE4.2 instruction set|
|Graphics Hardware||Refer to 3ds Max Certified Hardware for a detailed list of recommended systems and graphics cards|
|RAM||4 GB of RAM minimum (8 GB or more recommended)|
|Disk Space||9 GB of free disk space for install|
|Pointing Device||Three-button mouse|