August 24, 2023 Linh Nguyen

Exploring the Exciting Features of Autodesk 3Ds Max 2024

3Ds Max is one of the leading tools in the 3D animation industry. It is widely used by studios and freelancers. 3Ds Max is a powerful tool that can be used to create realistic 3D models, animations, and environments. Thanks to such amazing features, 3ds max has become the foundation of many professional workflows. Last year, 3Ds Max 2023 introduced new retopology tools and material workflow changes. Instead, this year the release focuses heavily on modeling tools and animation utilities. 3Ds Max version 2024 will bring a host of new features and improvements. In this article, let’s find out what’s new in 3ds Max 2024 and how artists can take advantage of the changes in their workflow.

1. Boolean Modifier

The Boolean modifier introduces an easy-to-use, art-directable workflow. With the new Boolean modifier included in the well-known modifier stack, you may quickly and easily modify and edit mesh output. This includes Mesh and VDB-based Boolean operations as well as the brand-new Split Boolean operator.

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In addition, 3Ds Max also introduces the OpenVDB method provides a different way to compute boolean operations. It lets you create topologically independent results from watertight geometry. In the Boolean modifier Options Rollout, you can choose OpenVDB.

2. Array Modifier

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The updated and new Array modifier allows you to procedurally create stunning and complicated patterns:

  • Use the new Phyllotaxis distribution type, which works from the center out and creates natural designs, to create spiral-based distribution patterns.
  • Using novel techniques including random, ordered, first, middle, and last, assign Material IDs to mesh data on a per-face and per-element basis. There are also additional parameters for N times and Phases.
  • You can modify transform data so that you can gradually switch from the first to the final mesh distribution by using the new “progressive” option in Array’s Transform settings for Radial, Spline, and Phyllotaxis distribution types.

3. New Transform List Controller and Motion Paths

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With the new Transform List Controller, animators may assign and manage many 3D animation layers that have been applied to a single object. In the past, an object could only have one transform control applied to it. With this modification, animators can now use a variety of animations and combine them interactively to create a finished animation sequence. With this capability, artists will have greater control and it may be possible to manage complex animations more quickly or create variations using a series of animations that have been applied to an item. 

Motion paths have also been changed to handle all animation controller types and function with the aforementioned new list controllers, making them flexible as well. Wider support for motion paths is a nice development because they are essential for visualizing and troubleshooting realistic 3d animations.

Motion Path (Image Source: Autodesk)

4. Slate Material Editor

With enhanced optimization and customization features, the Slate Material Editor has been enhanced for 2024, enhancing your material editing workflows.

Two new nodes and modifications to the user interface are included in the 2024 release of the node-based slate material editor. The material editor can now be docked into the main 3ds Max user interface. 

This release adds new Compound and Material Switcher nodes to the list of nodes. 

  • Material Switcher lets you manage and store hundreds of materials so you can easily switch assigned shaders in the viewport.
  • Compound Nodes are nodes that contain subgraphs consisting of other nodes, possibly including other compounds. They can be used to arrange and streamline complicated graphs for easier reading.
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5. Pricing and system requirements

5.1. Pricing

3Ds Max 2024 is compatible with Windows 10+. It is rental-only. Subscriptions cost $235/month and $1,875/year.

In many nations, artists making less than $100,000 per year and working on projects worth less than $100,000 per year are eligible for Indie memberships, which are now $305 per year.

5.2. System requirements

  • Operating System: 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 11 and Windows 10. 
  • CPU: 64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor with SSE4.2 instruction set.
  • Graphics Hardware: NVIDIA RTX A6000 Ada, RTX 4090/3090s.
  • RAM: 4 GB of RAM minimum (8 GB or more recommended).
  • Disk Space: 9 GB of free disk space for installation.


Overall, 3ds Max 2024 offers 3D artists across industries significant advances. With the improved color management system, 3ds Max is now completely compatible with modern studio workflows. Whether you create 3D content for games, architectural visualization, or animation, 3ds Max is still an excellent choice. Whether your workflow will be complex or simple, having a great hardware system will make it easier for you to handle your work. Let’s join iRender today to bring your creativity to the world. 

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Reference Source: Autodesk

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