Plug-Ins

3ds Max plug-in technologies can help you create breathtaking CGI renders while adding to the efficiency of your workflow. Their power will help achieve effects that would be difficult or impossible without them and their cost is such that a single job can pay for them.

Particle Flow Tools®: Box 1 is a set of Particle Flow operators designed to extend Particle Flow's inherent capabilities. Written by the same developer who created Particle Flow, this set of tools is a testament to the openness of Particle Flow.


The Particle Flow Tools®: Box 3 Pro plug-in has been created to further extend the capabilities of the built-in Particle Flow system in 3ds Max with many new and sophisticated operators.


FumeFX is a groundbreaking solution for incredibly realistic and breathtaking effects with fire, smoke, and explosions. This unique plug-in is a powerful gaseous fluid dynamics simulator created for seamless integration with 3ds Max.


AfterBurn 4.0's volumetric particle effects engine has been used in producing effects for top-rated film and game productions. Creates ultrarealistic effects for clouds, dust, explosions, liquid metals, water, and various procedurally defined "hard" objects.


DreamScape 2 is a tool for creating and rendering realistic landscapes, seascapes, skies, clouds, outdoor lighting, and more. DreamScape's intuitive UI allows you to tweak terrain properties and build amazing skies and oceans.


Texture Layers 2 is the latest incarnation of the production-proven advanced mapping and texturing suite. With Texture Layers 2, you can create and animate all your mapping channels within a single modifier.



Autodesk Certified Animation Plug-in Program
Develop certified plug-ins that are tightly integrated with 3ds Max. Autodesk has partnered with Turbo Squid, our exclusive certification partner, to provide a long-term, dependable plug-in development solution for our 3ds Max community.

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