|Category||3D Modelling, Age exporting|
|Licence||Proprietary; freeware for students and educators|
3ds Max is a commercial, closed source 3D modelling utility developed by Autodesk. It is used by game development studios worldwide, including Cyan Worlds, and for Uru Age development (see Max Plugin).
Max is a high-priced commercial product produced by Autodesk.
Students: Autodesk offers free academic versions of 3ds Max and a variety of other software for students and educators.
After installing 3ds Max, you should be ready to get started with the 3ds Max plugin, an open-source plugin created by Cyan to develop Ages for MO:UL. Currently, the Max Plugin is the only full-featured way to publish Ages for MO:UL while the Blender-compatible, fan made Korman plugin is still developing. To install it on top of your Max installation, take a look at the installation instructions.
In some regards, the Max Plugin is easier to use than PyPRP (no ALCscripting). However, you will need to be familiar with Max to be able to complete all the tutorials on this wiki using Max.