Software : Autodesk : 3ds Max

Autodesk 3ds Max

(as of 9/6/2019)

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Populate crowds of characters with realistic behavior
  • Use rigging tools to animate your characters in a lifelike manner
  • Create strand-derived effects like grass and hair
  • Generate sophisticated particle effects
  • Navigate through complex scene data utilizing Scene Explorer

Autodesk 3ds Max is a 3D graphics modeling program used for modeling, animation, simulation, and rendering of 3D graphics. It is most commonly used to create 3D models for video games, but is also used in film and for motion graphics.

3ds Max provides you with an extensive selection of tools for creating 3D models. It offers many methods of developing creative textures including tiling, rotation, blur, UV stretching, and relaxation. It also has features to auto populate crowds of characters that behave realistically.

There are also many tools you can use to create sophisticated animations in 3ds Max. Character Studio lets you customize the way your biped characters will move by adjusting the settings of the skeleton. 3ds Max also has an integrated cloth simulation engine that handles the behavior of fabric in your scene.

Autodesk 3ds Max is a powerful 3D modeling program that is suitable for a wide range of projects. Along with Maya (also by Autodesk), it is the industry standard for 3D modeling software. If you are interested in the 3D design industry you can't go wrong with 3ds Max.

Supported File Types

Primary file extension

.MAX – 3ds Max Scene File

Other file extensions used by Autodesk 3ds Max 2020

Supported File Types
.3DS3D Studio Scene
.ACTGenesis3D Actor File
.AIAdobe Illustrator File
.ASCAutodesk ASCII Export File
.ASEAutodesk ASCII Scene Export File
.BIPCharacter Studio Biped File
.BMPBitmap Image File
.BVHBiovision Hierarchy Animation File
.CAL3ds Max Pose Adjustment File
.CGRCATIA Graphical Representation File
.CGRQuest3D Channel Group File
.CHR3ds Max Characters File
.CIBLuminaire Data File
.CPY3ds Max Copy Track File
.CR2Poser Character Rigging File
.CSMCharacter Studio Marker File
.DAEDigital Asset Exchange File
.DDFDiamond Directive File
.DLVCATIA 4 Export File
.DWGAutoCAD Drawing Database File
.DXFDrawing Exchange Format File
.FACEFXFaceFX Actor File
.FBXAutodesk FBX Interchange File
.FIG3ds Max Figure File
.FLTOpenFlight Scene Description File
.FLXFLIC Animation
.FXAOC3 Entertainment FaceFX Actor File
.IFL3ds Max Image File List
.IFPGTA Animation File
.IGRQuest3D Channel Group Layout File
.IPTInventor Part File
.JTJT Open CAD File
.M3Blizzard MDX3 Model File
.M3GMobile 3D Graphics Program
.MAT3ds Max Materials File
.MAXC3ds Max Container File
.MCR3ds Max Macroscript File
.MD5ANIMid Tech 4 Model Animation File
.MD5CAMERAid Tech 4 Model Camera File
.MD5MESHid Tech 4 3D Mesh File
.MDDPoint Oven Deformation Data File
.MIX3ds Max Motion Mixer File
.MNMCharacter Studio Marker Name File
.MS3ds Max Script File
.MSE3ds Max Encrypted MAXScript File
.MZPMAXScript Zip Package
.OBJWavefront 3D Object File
.PHY3ds Max Physique File
.PRJProject File
.RPFRich Pixel Format File
.RVTRevit Project File
.SATACIS SAT 3D Model File
.SHPShapes File
.SKPSketchUp Document
.SLDASMSolidWorks Assembly File
.SLDPRTSolidWorks Part File
.STLStereolithography File
.UVWUVW Coordinates File
.WRZCompressed VRML World File
.XAF3ds Max XML Animation File
.XMM3ds Max XML Animation Map File
.ZTMental Ray Image Depth File
Additional Related File Formats
.BMI3ds Max Plug-in
.CUIAutodesk Custom Workspace File
.DLO3ds Max Plug-in
.DLRfinalRender Plugin
.DLU3ds Max Utility Plug-in File
.DRFVIZ Render File
.IAMInventor Assembly File
.IGESIGES Drawing File
.IGSIndigo Renderer Scene File
.KBD3ds Max Keyboard Shortcuts File
.MATV-Ray Materials File
.MNUAutoCAD Interface Layout File
.RPS3ds Max Render Preset Settings
.SPTSpeedTree Tree Data File

Updated: September 6, 2019