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SimbiontMAX 2.6 is a powerful plugin for rendering DarkTree procedural shaders, 3D maps, and materials in Autodesk® 3ds Max® 6, 7, 8, 9, 2008 and 2009SimbiontMAX is free to DarkTree owners and there are lots of shader files you can download from this site and around the Internet. Non-DarkTree owners may use SimbiontMAX with limited features.


Many shaders, 3D maps, and materials are available for SimbiontMAX through the DarkTree Repository.  Download and use these files just like they were bitmaps ... powerful and dynamic resolution independent 3D bitmaps!

  • .dsts - Shader and Material files load into the SimbiontMAX Material plugin.
  • .dstc, .dstp, .dstb - 3D color, percent, and bump maps load into the SimbiontMAX Map plugin.


Download SimbiontMAX 2.6 and enhance 3ds maxís materials with DarkTree shaders.  Donít forget to download some shaders!

 System Requirements

SimbiontMAX 2.6 requires very little memory but lots of CPU power.

  • 3ds Max 6, 7, 8, 9, 2008 or 2009 (32 or 64 bit)
  • Windows Vista, 2000, XP Professional or XP Home
  • Intel compatible processor at 500MHz minimum (2Ghz recommended)

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