About this document
Installing InstaLOD for Autodesk 3ds Max is a quick and easy process that can be completed in less than five minutes. For more information on InstaLOD for Autodesk 3ds Max please navigate to the full Getting Started guide.
Installing InstaLOD for Autodesk 3ds Max
Download the latest version of InstaLOD for Autodesk 3ds Max from your InstaLOD Cloud account and follow the steps below:
InstaLOD_3dsMaxIntegration.cs files into your 3ds Max startup scripts folder
\scripts\startup, normally found within your 3ds Max user folder at
More information on how to install startup scripts can be found in the Autodesk 3ds Max Documentation for Startup Scripts.
InstaLOD for Autodesk 3ds Max uses InstaLOD Pipeline as its processing backbone. Please note that InstaLOD Pipeline does not require installation. Simply download the latest version of InstaLOD Pipeline from your InstaLOD Cloud account and store it in a safe location (e.g. in your documents). When booting InstaLOD for Autodesk 3ds Max for the first time, you will be required to specify the location of the InstaLOD Pipeline folder.
ATTENTION: Please note that no additional license entitlements are required for InstaLOD for Autodesk 3ds Max to successfully utilize InstaLOD Pipeline. You will simply not be able to use InstaLOD Pipeline seperately for batch processing via e.g. the command line.
Getting started with InstaLOD for Autodesk 3ds Max
Once the integration’s script file is copied to your 3ds Max’s scripts folder, you can start 3ds Max.
The script will automatically create an InstaLOD menu item which can be used to spawn the InstaLOD window.
If the InstaLOD window has been closed, it can be spawned again by selecting
InstaLOD->Open Window... from 3ds Max’s main menu.
On the first start of InstaLOD, it is necessary to point InstaLOD for 3ds Max to the installation directory of InstaLOD Pipeline.
Browse...-button and browse to the InstaLOD Pipeline installation directory on your workstation.
Activate InstaLOD License
If your machine has already been authorized for InstaLOD you can start using InstaLOD for Autodesk 3ds Max without further actions.
If your machine has not yet been authorized, you will be required to enter your license information in the dialog box to authorize your workstation.
Please refer to the InstaLOD Pipeline documentation for an overview of all features.