RailClone brings industry-leading parametric modelling to 3ds Max®. Now anyone can create procedural objects, with absolutely no need for programming knowledge.
RailClone is unlike other parametric tools. It creates objects by distributing and manipulating geometry created using standard modelling techniques - this means if you can model in Max, you can use RailClone.
No need to depend on a folder full of 3rd party scripts or rely on someone to create a tool for you. RailClone’s unrivalled workflow enables you to leverage your existing skills, and create almost any parametric object with a single plugin
Supported versions of 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design
Supports 32bit and 64bit versions where available.
3ds Max Design
* = 3ds Max Design not available.
RailClone supports native instancing in the renderers and versions listed below
Mental Ray support in Max 2017 and 2018
From 3ds Max 2017 Mental Ray was an optional installation. RailClone for Max 2017 still has many dependencies on the Mental Ray libraries and is required by our plug-ins to operate correctly. Please make sure that Mental Ray is installed for 3DS Max 2017, even if you don't intend to use it to avoid errors.
From 3ds Max 2018 Mental Ray is no longer included, as a consequence RailClone's native instancing features are not supported for Mental Ray in Max 2018.
V-Ray and V-Ray RT supported versions are 2.5 or greater for V-Ray 2, and 3.3 or greater for V-Ray 3.
Thea Render 1.3 and onwards.
Corona Renderer 1.x and onwards.
For unsupported renderers it is still possible to use RailClone using RailClone Tools to convert the objects to standard Max instances.