These new Maya and 3ds Max 2025 tools will save you time

Autodesk announces new tools for Maya, 3ds Max; a live render of a robot in a virtual set
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Autodesk has announced new tools for Maya, 3ds Max 2025 and its cloud-based 'Make & Design' platform Autodesk Flow that will save you time and enable greater creativity. connected workflows and time-saving new toolsets.

Today's new update includes a new Smart Extrude tool, Motion Trail Editor, and an entirely redesigned Dope Sheet for Maya; in 3ds Max you can now speed up your work with new Retopology tools. (If you're new to this software, read our guide to the best 3D modelling software and our list of the best laptops for animation.)

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Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and video game titles Play and Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on digital art, VFX and video games and tech, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.