Documentation / 3ds Max

3ds Max API

Get and do more with the SDK

Autodesk® 3ds Max® provides an API to automate repetitive tasks and extend core software functionality, like customization of 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, rendering, and more. The .NET API Assemblies allow automation style programming, and the SDK provides extensive C++ functionality as well as code samples and documentation to help you get started developing with the API.

SDKs and tools

View the general product support information from the 3ds Max Knowledge Network.

Previous releases

SDK additional components

Some of the samples rely on other components. Refer to the SDK Requirements section of the documentation for details.

SDK customization documentation

Code samples

Community and support

Whether you're an experienced 3ds Max user or just starting out, this is a good place to ask questions, share tips, connect, and learn from others.