Autodesk 3ds Max

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.
Features: 
  • 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
Projects that have used this tool:
The project created a highly detailed 3D computer reconstruction of the site of the Theatre of Pompey, linked to its extensive textual, photographic, and graphic documentation.
The project used 3ds Max to produce life-size 3D models of Greek and Roman comedy and tragedy masks from their original miniatures.
The project used 3ds Max to produce life-size 3D models of Greek and Roman comedy and tragedy masks from their original miniatures.
Licence:
Creator:
Autodesk Inc
Methods relating to this toolCategory
3d graphic designPractice-led research
3d modelling - interactiveData structuring and enhancement
3d modelling - vectorData structuring and enhancement
3d modelling - vectorPractice-led research
AnimationData structuring and enhancement
AnimationPractice-led research
Interface designData publishing and dissemination
Resource sharingData publishing and dissemination
Lifecycle stage:
Alternate tool(s):

Maya, Poser, Blender



Metadata on this arts-humanities.net record
Author(s) of recordDana El Farra
TitleAutodesk 3ds Max
Record created2010-06-09
Record updated2010-06-09 17:42
URL of recordhttp://www.arts-humanities.net/node/3831
Citation of recordDana El Farra: Autodesk 3ds Max. <http://www.arts-humanities.net/node/3831> created: 2010-06-09, last updated 2010-06-09 17:42
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