What's New

in 3ds Max

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See how 3ds Max has evolved.

3ds Max has provided you many updates over the years, and we will continue to deliver to you top quality updates, for better performance and improved workflows.
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2021
NEW UPDATE
22 Sep. 2021

2022.2 Update

File Save Performance
Unfold3d for the Unwrap UVW Modifier
Enhanced Smart Extrude

Updated Tablet Pen Pressure Support

Symmetry Modifier
Improved Unwrap UVW Modifier Performance

Security Settings Management

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16 Jun. 2021

2022.1 Update

Faster Smart Extrude
Deformation Modifier
Enhanced Smooth Modifier
Vertex Colors in FBX Imports
Multi-Threading of Noise Maps
Startup Failure Recovery
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24 Mar. 2021

2022 Update

Security
Smart Extrude
Slice Modifier
Extrude Modifier
Symmetry Modifier
AutoSmooth
Relax Modifier
Rendering
Arnold
Bake to Texture
Viewports
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2021
2 Dec. 2020

2021.3 Update

Autodesk Retopology Tools 1.0
Materials and Shaders Evolution
Brilliant Viewport
Arnold Renderer
Path Deform
Selection Methods
Spline Chamfer
Enhanced Subdivide and Remesh Algorithms
Render Settings
Script Execution
Security
Plugin Management
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26 Aug. 2020

2021.2 Update

Bake to Texture
User Interface
Materials and Shaders Evolution
Spline Chamfer
Smart Extrude
Improved Selection
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3 Jun. 2020

2021.1 Update

Bake to Texture
Installer
Arnold as the Default Renderer
Shared Views
User-Defined Defaults
Physically-Based Rendering (PBR)
Improved Viewport Quality and Settings
Modelling
Material Editor
SketchUp Import
Render Settings
Fluids
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25 Mar. 2020

2021 Update

Bake to Texture
Installer
Scripting with Python 3
Arnold as the Default Renderer
Physically Based Rendering (PBR)
Improved Viewport Quality & Settings
OSL Shaders
File I/O
Chamfer improvements
Weighted Normals Modifier
SketchUp Import
Substance Update
ProSound Improved audio support
FBX Improvements
3rd Party Developer Tools
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2020
26 Nov. 2019

2020.3 Update

SketchUp ATF Importer Update
Chamfer Mitering Types available in EditablePoly
Arnold and Active Shade Viewport Enhancements
PySide2 updated
Arnold MAXtoA clip_geo Update
New Forge Design Automation API for 3ds Max
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27 March 2019

2020

Validity intervals (animation is only calculated if there’s a change in object location)
Autobackup is more responsive to ESC request
Civil View textures update to render with Arnold
Change color of MAXScript listener window
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2019
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14 June 2018

2019.1 Update

Archiving and scene compression now supports large datasets greater than 2GB
Vault users can check large files in/out and auto-login
Export only animation with FBX
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2018
2017
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2016
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