Getting familiar with the 3ds max interface Above the scene explorer, but below the main toolbar is an area called the ribbon, and it’s minimized by default. We can expand it by clicking on the button that’s labeled show full ribbon, and then that will open up. And within here we have a lot of tools, primarily for modeling. And since we have nothing in our scene yet, we don’t have a lot of options on the ribbon. We can collapse that ribbon once again, just by clicking the button to minimize it. At the bottom of the screen we have animation tools.