- 3ds Max Plugin - V3 license for the 3ds Max plugin. If you do not own a V3 plugin you can purchase it on our purchasing page or upgrade your existing license.
- Standalone Edition - V3 license for the Standalone Edition. If you do not own a V3 Standalone Edition you can purchase it on our purchasing page or upgrade your existing license.
- Matching Version Numbers - License version numbers must be identical (e.g.V3.02 Standalone and V3.02 3ds Max plugin).
- 3ds Max Host Application - 3ds Max host application 2013 - 2019.
- Hardware - Nvidia graphics card that supports CUDA 9.1 with the latest drivers. You can find the download links for Windows and Linux here and the download links for Mac can be found here.
Step 1) Download and install the OctaneRender Standalone Edition. If you already have a Standalone license activated on your computer, you can skip this step.
***Please make sure that the 3ds Max host application is not running in the background while you are installing the plugin.***
Step 2) Download the software from the Latest Additions to OctaneRender and run the plugin installer (you will need to be admin in order to do this).
Step 3) While you are installing the program, you will be prompted to choose from a list of components. Please make sure to only install the components you want.
Setting the plugin into 3ds Max
Step 4) Open the 3ds Max application. If you did not activate your Standalone license, you will be prompted to enter your Otoy account credentials.
Step 5) Open the 3ds Max application and go to the Render Setup Menu. This can be done by:
- Keyboard > F10
Step 6) Open the Renderer dropdown and assign the OctaneRender™ for 3dsMax® plugin.
Now you should have successfully installed the OctaneRender for 3ds Max plugin.