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Autodesk 3ds Max (rental license with auto-renewal)
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Autodesk 3ds Max (rental license with auto-renewal)

Create higher-quality 3D animation and improve workflows with new tools for crowd generation, particle animation, and perspective matching, as well as support for Microsoft® DirectX 11® shaders.

Please note:  Based on the Renewal Term you select below, you will receive a term license to use Autodesk software plus associated benefits.  Under the Auto-Renewal Plan, your license will automatically renew for additional periods equal in length to your initial term, and you will be billed automatically at the start of each period, starting on the date that Digital River processes your order (see cart for details).

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  • Quickly scale up and down to manage a variety of temporary project and staffing needs. 
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  • Stay current with the latest releases and product enhancements

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What’s New

Produce higher quality animations more easily and efficiently with new tools designed to help improve 3D rendering times, physical simulations, human motion in crowds, and viewport performance. New features in Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 3D rendering and animation software help you to:

Create moving or idle crowds with the new Populate Crowd feature that offers high-level control of believable human motion.

Experience better interactive and playback performance for complex scenes, CAD data, and deforming meshes with improved viewport performance:  new adaptive degradation techniques, improved texture memory management, and the addition of parallelized modifier computations.

Create and edit higher-quality assets with new support for Microsoft® DirectX® 11 software shaders and a new API that exposes DirectX 11 capabilities in 3ds Max with HLSL (High Level Shading Language) support.

Create more sophisticated, near realistic, and customized physical simulations in less time with an augmented Particle Flow feature set that helps you:

  • Create customized Particle Flow tools from different combinations of up to 25 different suboperators with the new Advanced Data Manipulation toolset.

  • Simulate natural and man-made forces, create and break bonds between particles, and collide particles with the new mParticles module for the MassFX simulation system.

  • Iterate faster with two new Cache operators: Cache Disks offers the ability to pre-calculate and store Particle Flow simulations as separate files on disk, while Chache Selective helps you to cache only certain types of data.

  • Enjoy access to a set of Particle Flow “Freebies” from Orbaz Technologies now included by default: Camera Culling Operator, Camera IMBlur Operator, Copy Out Test, Display Script Operator, Stop Operator, and Stop Gradually Test.

Composite more quickly and effectively with a new Perspective Match tool that matches the camera view of a scene to the perspective of a photo background interactively.

Load vector graphics as texture maps and render them at dynamic resolutions. New Vector Map support lets you zoom in while preserving image clarity.

Experience more control with new capabilities that allow you to pan and zoom the viewport as though it were a 2D image, without affecting the actual camera position.


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3D modeling & texturing

Vector map support

Load vector graphics as texture maps and render them at dynamic resolutions.

Substance procedural textures

Achieve look variations with a library of 80 Substance procedural textures.

3D animation

Populate crowd animation

Bring worlds to life in a few simple steps with the new Populate crowd feature that offers high-level control of believable human motion..

Track View retiming

Retime portions of animations to increase or decrease their speed by changing the tangency of the existing animation curve.

Dynamics & effects

mCloth cloth imulation

Create near realistic clothing and other fabric-like simulations such as tearable fabric.

mRigids rigid-body dynamics

Create compelling, dynamic rigid-body simulations with the multi-threaded NVIDIA® PhysX® engine.

3D rendering

Perspective Match

Interactively match the camera view of a scene to the perspective of a photo background.

NVIDIA® iray® renderer*

Get more predictable, photo-real results without worrying about rendering settings.

Render pass system**

Segment scenes for downstream compositing with a powerful render pass system.

Nitrous accelerated graphics core**

Iterate faster and handle larger data sets with limited impact on interactivity with the Nitrous accelerated graphics core.

DX 11 viewport rendering

Use Microsoft® DirectX® 11 software to quickly create and edit high-quality assets.

Slate compositing editor

Perform simple compositing operations directly within 3ds Max with the Slate Compositing Editor.

Vector displacement map support

Render complex high-resolution details created in Autodesk® Mudbox® software or certain other packages on low-resolution geometry.

UI, workflow & pipeline

2D pan and zoom

Pan and zoom the viewport as though it were a 2D image, without affecting the actual camera position.

Adobe After Effects interoperability**

Enjoy a higher standard for 2D/3D data exchange with interoperability workflows between Adobe® After Effects® software and 3ds Max.

*iray is a registered trademark of NVIDIA ARC GmbH licensed for use by Autodesk, Inc.

**Feature significantly enhanced in 3ds Max 2014.

System Requirements

  • Windows® 8 or Windows® 7 64-bit operating system

  • 64-bit Intel or AMD multicore processor

  • 4 GB RAM minimum (8 GB recommended)

  • 4.5 GB free disk space for installation

  • 1,024 x 768 VGA display with 4 MB VRAM (32 MB recommended)

  • 3-button mouse

  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer®, Apple® Safari®, or Mozilla® Firefox® web browser

  • Refer to the Recommended Hardware Wizard for a complete list of recommended systems and graphics cards

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