Exporting to 3ds Max

When you have completed the initial design, layout, and modeling of a project in Revit, you can use Autodesk® 3ds Max® or Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design to produce high-end renderings and add final details.

Note: For simplicity, the following topics refer to 3ds Max, but this information also applies to 3ds Max Design.

You can export a 3D view from a Revit project to an FBX file, and import the file into 3ds Max. In 3ds Max, you can then create sophisticated renderings of the design to share with clients. The FBX file format passes rendering information to 3ds Max, including lights, render appearances, sky settings, and material assignments for the 3D view. By preserving this information during the export process, Revit maintains a high degree of fidelity and reduces the amount of work required in 3ds Max.