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AUTODESK 3DS MAX

Autodesk® 3ds Max® is one of the most widely used and popular 3D modelling and animation tools available today. The program was first released as “3D Studio” in 1990 and has gone through a massive number of versions and changes over the decades.

The latest version of 3ds Max comes with all the most cutting edge graphics rendering technology available today and many blockbuster films have been created using 3ds Max. This includes mega hits such as Iron Man, several X-Men films and Mad Max: Fury Road.

SYSTEM RECOMMENDATIONS:

3ds Max is capable of some of the most advanced 3D rendering possible with modern computer hardware. As such it can make full use of multiple CPU threads and the CUDA cores found in modern Nvidia graphics cards.

So in general this software will benefit from upgrades all the way to the very top of the hardware range. Which as you would expect means that the fastest workstations we offer also provide the best experience in 3ds Max, especially when it comes down to speeding up final renders.

There are some exceptions to this however, since not everyone completes their entire 3D rendering workflow on a single workstation. Lower specified machines with fast single core performance and only mid-range graphics hardware can be used to work with wireframe models where only animation and other scene-setting work is to be done. These frameworks can then be passed on to more powerful machines or even render farms for final processing. The machine you therefore choose should be suitable for the parts of the workflow it will be used for.


3ds Max for Modeling and Animation only
If all you are doing is building wire frame models, setting up scenes, or work interactively with very basic or no rendering processes, you need the fastest single socket solutions for 3ds Max.

Titan X151

Intel Xeon E3 (the faster the better)
Nvidia Quadro P1000 or better
At least 8GB Memory DDR4
128GB+ SSD Primary Drive
1TB Storage Hard Drive
Windows 10

Titan X299
Intel Core i7 (the faster the better)
Nvidia Quadro P4000 or better
At least 16GB Memory
DDR4
128GB+ SSD Primary Drive
1TB Storage Hard Drive
Windows 10
Titan X299
Intel Core i9 (the faster the better)
Nvidia Quadro P5000 or better
At least 32GB Memory DDR4
128GB+ SSD Primary Drive
1TB Storage Hard Drive
Windows 10

3ds Max for Modeling, Animation and Rendering by local CPU

Plain simple: the more CPU cores / threads you use the better performance you will get. A good workstation video card is recommended to increase the performance during the interaction with the model.

Titan X199 v4

Intel Xeon E5 (more cores is better)
Nvidia Quadro P2000 or better
At least 16GB Memory DDR4 ECC Reg
128GB+ SSD Primary Drive
1TB Storage Hard Drive
Windows 10


Titan X399
Two Intel Xeon E5 (more cores is better)
Nvidia Quadro P4000 or better
At least 16GB Memory DDR4 ECC Reg
128GB+ SSD Primary Drive
1TB Storage Hard Drive
Windows 10

Titan X499
Two Intel Xeon E5 (more cores is better)
Nvidia Quadro P5000 or better
At least 16GB Memory DDR4 ECC Reg
128GB+ SSD Primary Drive
1TB Storage Hard Drive
Windows 10





3ds Max for Modeling, Animation and Rendering by local CPU and GPUs
These workstations are designed to accommodate multiple GPU cards

Titan X199-Octane
Intel Xeon E5
Nvidia Quadro P4000 or better
1 to 3 NVIDIA GTX Cards
At least 16GB Memory
DDR4-2133
128GB+ SSD Primary Drive
1TB Storage Hard Drive
Windows 10
Titan X499-Octane
Two Intel Xeon E5 (the faster the better)
Nvidia Quadro M5000 or better

1 to 3 NVIDIA GTX Cards
At least 32GB Memory DDR4 ECC Reg
256GB+ SSD Primary Drive
1TB Storage Hard Drive
Windows 10

Two Intel Xeon E5 (the faster the better)
Nvidia Quadro P5000 or better
1 to 4 NVIDIA GTX Cards
At least 16GB Memory DDR4 ECC Reg
128GB+ SSD Primary Drive
1TB Storage Hard Drive
Windows 10



Operating systems supported by 3DS Max

Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
Windows 8.1 64-bit (pro)
Windows 7 64-bit (Professional and Ultimate)

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Starting Price: $3,585.00

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