RailClone is the world's most powerful artist-friendly parametric modelling plugin for 3ds Max®. Its unique array-based approach to asset creation is fast, efficient, and easy-to-learn. Use the convenient node-based editor to create rules that combine, sequence, transform, deform, slice, bevel, and distribute instanced geometry or proxies. Create variation by randomising objects, UV mapping, and material IDs. Render huge objects made from thousands of highly detailed parts using native geometry shaders. With RailClone, creating sophisticated parametric models has never been simpler.
With RailClone there are no limits on your creativity. Unlike other scripts and plugins that are designed for a single type of model, in RailClone you can create almost anything.
- Easy to Use
RailClone uses an easy-to-understand visual Style Editor to create sophisticated structures. Unlike other tools, absolutely zero programming knowledge is necessary.
RailClone is fully multi-threaded and highly optimized for speed. This, coupled with the efficient viewport display modes, and powerful instancing means that you can create and render huge objects, made from thousands of highly detailed parts.
RailClone assembles, transforms, slices and deforms geometry to create a seamless object. Just set a few rules, and the object is constructed for you automatically, even on curved paths!
Let RailClone do the thinking for you with advanced algorithms to deform geometry to follow sloping paths and surfaces. Inclined and uneven walls, stairs, handrails and balustrades and stepped fences are no longer a chore to create in 3ds Max.
- Ready to go
RailClone Pro comes with nearly 400 predefined styles, including fences, railings, barriers, traffic, walls, and much more. The library browser is fully customizable, allowing you to add new categories and models with and share them with your colleagues.
RailClone 6 Highlights
- New Library Browser
The library browser has been rewritten from the ground up. Add 100s of objects selected from a scene and automatically build matlibs and generate thumbnails in a couple of clicks.
- Introducing RailClone Slice
Prepare existing assets for use with RailClone using the new RailClone Slice modifier that divides a mesh into all the pieces you need to create common styles.
- Updated asset library
RailClone 6 marks the first phase of a major overhaul of the built-in library. In this release you'll find over 160 new parametric assets in 5 collections.
- Always-on-top style Editor
Edit styles and interact with the scene at the same time thanks to the ability to keep the Style Editor open even after the RailClone object is deselected.
- Supercharged Macros
Create macros by simply copying and pasting an entire graph into a new macro tab. Segments, splines, and numeric nodes are converted to inputs automatically.
- Password protect graphs
Share styles with confidence using the new password protect feature. Be careful though, it's so secure that there's no way to recover a password if you forget it!
- Link and Reroute
Make graphs much easier to read using the new Link and Reroute nodes that allow you to redirect, branch, and hide wires.
- Style Editor improvements
Speed up object creation with improvements to the Style editor including shift+drag to clone nodes, import the scene selection to new nodes, better selection and much more!
- Improved deformation
Use RailClone's advanced deformation modes with confidence thanks to improvements to the Flat Top and Bottom algorithm which can now be used below the path.
- Product Identifiers -MPN
: RailClone Pro (standalone + 3 year subscription)
- Product Specifications -
- Supported versions of Autodesk 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design (64 bit versions)
- 3ds Max: versions 2013 to 2024
- 3ds Max Design: versions 2013 to 2015
Due to Autodesk's licensing policy, RailClone is only able to officially support 3ds Max 2019 to 2024. The installer also includes versions of RailClone for 3ds Max 2013 to 2018 which should install and work as expected, but iToo is unable to test them.
- Supported renderers
- Arnold 7.2 is supported Please make sure the MaxToA plugin is up to date. You can download the most recent version from the Arnold Renderer website.
- V-Ray and V-Ray RT supported versions are 2.5 or greater for V-Ray 2, and 3.7 or greater for V-Ray 3, 4.3 or greater for V-Ray 3, V-Ray Next and V-Ray 6.
- Thea Render 1.3 and onwards.
- Corona Renderer 1 and onwards.
- Redshift 2.6.24 or above
For unsupported renderers it is still possible to use RailClone using RailClone Tools to convert the objects to standard Max instances.
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