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New 3ds Max 2015 features

New 3ds Max® 2015 features bring support for point cloud datasets, enhanced viewport performance, new scene management workflows and a more responsive ActiveShade to help artists handle greater complexity. In addition, a node-based visual shader editor and support for Python scripting extend the robust 3ds Max core toolset.


Handle greater complexity with new support for point cloud datasets, enhanced viewport performance, new scene management workflows, a more responsive ActiveShade, and more. New 3ds Max® tools extend the core toolset, helping you to:


Create more near precise models from real-world references with the new ability to import and visualize massive datasets captured from reality with point cloud support.

- View point clouds in true color in the 3ds Max viewport.
- Interactively adjust the extent of the cloud displayed.

Create new geometry in context by snapping to point cloud vertices.

Integrate 3ds Max into a Python-based pipeline more easily with new support for the popular and easy-to-learn Python® scripting language.

Enjoy mental ray® support in the ActiveShade preview rendering window, in addition to the NVIDIA® iray® renderer previously supported. ActiveShadeenables you to

  • See the effects of changing lighting or materials interactively, helping you more easily refine your work.
  • Match the final renderer to help you preserve creative intent.

Work in the 3ds Max viewport substantially faster and more interactively with new improvements that help accelerate navigation, selection, and viewport texture baking, especially with dense meshes and scenes with texture maps.

Create advanced HLSL viewport shaders with the ShaderFX real-time visual shader editor. Use an intuitive click-drag workflow to help connect different nodes and create shader networks.

Manage complex scenes faster and more easily. New nested layer functionality within Scene Explorers helps you better organize data.


Additional Info

  • Name: AutoCAD 3ds Max Design
  • Trademark: Autodesk
  • Description: Create high-resolution 3D assets for games, film, and motion graphics projects with comprehensive animation, modelling, and rendering tools.
  • Features: • Populate enhancements. Get increased artistic control, better realism and improved usability with the enhanced Populate crowd animation feature. • Point Cloud support. Import, visualise, snap to and render massive point cloud datasets to create more precise models from real-world references. • ShaderFX. Easily create advanced HLSL viewport shaders with the ShaderFX real-time visual shader editor. • Placement tools. Easily position and orient content relative to other content in your scene with new Placement tools. • Quad chamfer. Create a chamfered or beveled edge between two surfaces consisting of quads, rather than triangles, to help eliminate pinching. • Improved ActiveShade rendering. Enjoy a faster ActiveShade preview rendering workflow that now supports mental ray. • Accelerated viewport performance. Increase interactivity with substantially faster navigation, selection and viewport texture baking. • Stereo Camera. Create more engaging entertainment content and design visualisations with the new Stereo Camera feature set*. • Enhanced scene management. Manage complex scenes more easily with enhancements to Scene Explorers. • Python scripting. Extend and customise 3ds Max with the popular and easy-to-learn Python scripting language.
  • System Requirements:


    Operating System

    Microsoft® Windows® 7 (SP1), Windows® 8 and Windows® 8.1 Professional operating system


    Autodesk recommends the latest version of the following web browsers for access to online supplemental content:

    • Apple® Safari® web browser
    • Google Chrome™ web browser
    • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® web browser
    • Mozilla® Firefox® web browser




    64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor

    Graphics Hardware

    Refer to the Recommended Hardware wizard for a detailed list of recommended systems and graphics cards


    4 GB of RAM (8GB recommended)

    Disk Space

    4.5GB of free disk space for install

    Pointing Device

    Three-button mouse

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