Illustrate! is a great tool for creating complex animations and 3D graphics for 3DS Max. It offers a wide range of artistic styles, including Cel and Toon styles, which can give objects a unique look with limited colors and lines. It also allows you to render illustrations and export them to AutoCAD, Shockwave Flash and Adobe Illustrator, making it a great choice for professional artists and designers. Highly recommended!
Downloading Illustrate! 5.5 from the developer's website was possible when we last checked. We cannot confirm if there is a free download of this software available.
According to the results of the Google Safe Browsing check, the developer's site is safe. Despite this, we recommend checking the downloaded files with any free antivirus software. The most popular versions of the software 5.6, 5.5 and 5.4. This software was originally created by DavidGould. The software is included in Photo & Graphics Tools.
From the developer:
Illustrate! is a non-photorealistic renderer for 3DS MAX.
This program allows you to render your 3D scene in a variety of artistic styles. The most common is the cel or toon style where the objects are rendered with a single or limited number of colors and the edges are drawn with a line.
Illustrate! also renders illustrations. Most commonly these are technical illustrations with hidden-lines eliminated. Illustrate!
You may want to check out more software, such as Recovery Toolbox for Illustrator, Adobe Illustrator CS6 or RainCAD / Land Illustrator 2011 AcceliCAD, which might be similar to Illustrate!.