Arnold for 3ds Max is provided by the MAXtoA plug-in.

Release Date

September 19, 2018

This is a feature release, using the Arnold core, and is MAXtoA build 949


Get the installer on Solid Angle Downloads.


  • Option to retranslate the scene on a frame change: a new flag, called Re-translate Scene on a Frame Change was added to the rendering options. If enabled, the scene is re-translated from scratch on a frame change, when rendering a sequence. By default, from frame to frame, MAXtoA re-translates only the elements that changed, but there could be cases where these elements are not detected correctly. This new option simply re-exports all to Arnold, of course at the cost of the full scene translation time.
  • Update to Arnold


  • Point cloud with animated display volume not updating in animation.
  • Crash with legacy maps connected to Map to Material and legacy mode OFF.
  • Wrong Mode drop-down in vr_camera.
  • Minor toon shader layout improvement.

See the Arnold release notes for the full list of enhancements and fixes.

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