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Systems to run Autodesk 3ds Max 2021 on a budget.

Release Date 2018-03-22
Developer Autodesk
Publisher Autodesk
Pricing Model Subscription
Platforms Windows
Official Site

Autodesk 3ds Max, formerly 3D Studio, then 3D Studio Max is a professional 3D computer graphics program for making 3D animations, models, games and images. It is developed and produced by Autodesk Media and Entertainment. It has modeling capabilities and a flexible plugin architecture and can be used on the Microsoft Windows platform. It is frequently used by video game developers, many TV commercial studios and architectural visualization studios. It is also used for movie effects and movie pre-visualization. For its modeling and animation tools, the latest version of 3ds Max also features shaders (such as ambient occlusion and subsurface scattering), dynamic simulation, particle systems, radiosity, normal map creation and rendering, global illumination, a customizable user interface, new icons, and its own scripting language.

Genres

3D Program, Animation

Tags

3D, Animation, Creative, Hard Surface Modeling, Inverse Kinematics, Moddable, Organic Modeling, Physics, Rendering, Rigging, UV Mapping, VR Creation

Pricing History

Judging by recent records, you can expect to pay around C$290 for Autodesk 3ds Max 2021 on a regular day, but here's how its price evolved during the last few months:

Current Offers

Compatible Ready-Made Systems

The following Systems meet the minimal system requirements set by Autodesk 3ds Max 2021's developers. So, it should run, but you might experience slowdowns when working with larger, heavier files.

Matches are sorted by price, so if what you see doesn't match your expectations and you can afford to pay more, feel free to move on to the next page.

Showing 25-28 of 28 items.
MSI GE76 Raider 17-inch Gaming Laptop (GE76 12UGS-268CA)

MSI GE76 Raider 17-inch Gaming Laptop (GE76 12UGS-268CA)

ranked #6 among Laptops priced over $1500

This powerful PC would be a bit cumbersome to carry around on a regular basis, but if you can't dedicate a spot for your gaming PC, this format works

Performance in selected Apps

3ds Max100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • Serious Multitasker
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck48th percentile
Versatility15th percentile
Power90th percentile
Storage Space91th percentile
Portability35th percentile
Battery Autonomy5th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

Screen

17", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i7-12700H

GPU

Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070 Ti, 8 GB

Memory

32 GB

Storage

1 TB total, Media Card Reader, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$2,699.
Asus ROG Strix GA35 (G35DX-DBR770)

Asus ROG Strix GA35 (G35DX-DBR770)

ranked #10 among Stationary Computers priced over $2000

This pre-built PC could be a compelling solution if you need a powerful rig quickly for entertainment or more creative purposes.

Later down the lin

Performance in selected Apps

3ds Max100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • Hardcore Graphic Designer
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck51th percentile
Versatility11th percentile
Power93th percentile
Storage Space91th percentile
Portability1th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070, 8 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

1 TB total

Pricing

Typically sells for C$2,399.
Acer Predator Orion 5000 PO5-640-ER11 (DG.E2UAA.002)

Acer Predator Orion 5000 PO5-640-ER11 (DG.E2UAA.002)

ranked #7 among Stationary Computers priced over $2000

This powerful computer boasts impressive specs promising to deliver uncompromising gaming experiences. This kind of horsepower could even come in hand

Performance in selected Apps

3ds Max100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Long-Term Gamer
  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck71th percentile
Versatility12th percentile
Power99th percentile
Storage Space98th percentile
Portability2th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Home Edition

CPU

Intel Core i7-12700F

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, 10 GB

Memory

32 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

2 TB total, Solid State (very fast), 72000+ RPM hard drive (fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$3,099.
MSI Stealth GS66 12UHS-216CA 15-inch Gaming Laptop (GS66 12UHS216CA)

MSI Stealth GS66 12UHS-216CA 15-inch Gaming Laptop (GS66 12UHS216CA)

ranked #7 among Laptops priced over $1500

If you need a gaming PC you can take on the road with you and can afford to iron out most compromises, this could be the laptop you need.

Performance in selected Apps

3ds Max100th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • Hardcore Graphic Designer
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck36th percentile
Versatility6th percentile
Power100th percentile
Storage Space91th percentile
Portability52th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 11, Pro Edition

Screen

15", 3840×2160(4K, UHD, 8.3MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i9-12900H

GPU

Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080 Ti, 16 GB

Memory

32 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

1 TB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$4,699. You could save 6% right now.