Populate enhancementsCreate more convincing crowds.
Populate crowd animationGenerate believable human motion.
Character animation and rigging toolsCreate believable characters.
General animation toolsGet a number of keyframe and procedural tools.
Animated deformersAdd life to creatures and simulate fluidic effects.
3D Modeling And Texturing
Point Cloud supportCreate models from point cloud data.
ShaderFXIntuitively create advanced HLSL shaders.
Placement toolsEasily position and orient content.
Quad chamferCreate a chamfer between quad surfaces.
Mesh and surface modelingEfficiently create parametric and organic objects.
Texture assignment and editingExplore an advanced texturing toolset.
Shading and material designQuickly design and edit shading
Improved ActiveShade renderingIterate faster with interactive rendering.
Accelerated viewport performanceInteract more fluidly with your scene.
Stereo CameraCreate engaging 3D content.
Integrated rendering optionsUse NVIDIA iray rendering technology.
Render pass systemSegment scenes for downstream compositing.
Nitrous accelerated graphics coreAccelerate your workflow with Nitrous.
Slate compositing editorWire together composites in Slate.
Dynamics And Effects
Particle FlowCreate sophisticated particle simulations.
MassFXCreate simulations with unified simulation solvers.
Hair and furCreate strand-derived effects like hair and grass.
Ui, Workflow, And Pipeline
Enhanced scene managementNew nested layers in Scene Explorers.
Python scriptingEmploy the Python scripting language.
Configurable user interfaceAccess multiple views with tabbed layouts.
Flexible camera matchingPlace CG elements into photo backgrounds.
Data transfer and pipeline integrationGet single-step data transfer with 3ds Max.
Compositing integrationChoose from compositing options in 3ds Max.
Collaborative workflows with ContainersUse containers to override object properties.
3ds Max SDKExtend and customize 3ds Max with the SDK.