Autodesk 3ds Max (formerly 3D Studio MAX) is an open source graphics software tool used by video game developers, motion picture studios and architectural visualisers for modelling and animation projects. One of the most advanced 3D modelling tools in the industry, 3ds Max has been utilised by many CGI-animated films such as Avatar and 2012 to generate computer graphics alongside live acting.
Create parametric and organic objects with polygonal and freeform tools
Character Studio enables life-like virtual character animation
Scene Explorer provides hierarchical views of complex scene data and analysis
Wide range of creative textures, planar mapping and layering options
MAXScript built-in scripting language automates repetitive tasks and assists with new tool and interface development
Multiple user collaborations
Customisable and intutive user interface