RailClone

The Parametric tool for 3ds Max

WHAT IS RAILCLONE?

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.

RailClone is unlike other parametric tool. Create objects by distributing and manipulating geometry created using standard modelling techniques - if you can model in Max, you can create procedural objects with RailClone.

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.

LATEST FEATURES

RAILCLONE 3.2: OUT NOW!

Max 2019 and Arnold Support (3.2)

RailClone 3.2 adds compatibility with 3ds Max 2019 including support for Arnold, Autodesk’s powerful new built-in renderer.

Arnold Materials (3.2)

The entire library of built-in presets now include materials for Arnold using Physical Materials, a cross-platform shader compatible with several renderers.

More Powerful Default Modes (3.2)

Adaptive and Count modes allow you to scale segments to avoid sliced geometry, and they’ve now seen a significant upgrade with the addition of support for bevelled corners.

V-Ray Next and Corona 2 support (3.2)

RailClone supports the most popular renderers in the industry, including the latest versions of V-Ray Next and Corona 2.

Supermarket Library (3.2)

A new Supermarket library that contains 10 new presets for populating food shelves in shops and supermarkets

Improved Randomisation (3.2)

The Random number node can now be synchronised between different segments and generators, making it much easier to control randomisation.

Clipping improvements

Use the material IDs assigned to closed splines for conditional effects and the new Auto Align and Hierarchy modes to make it easier than ever to create arrays from multiple closed splines in a single click.

Improvements to RailClone Tools

New options in RailClone Tools to force instances, generate separate meshes for non-instantiable geometry, or compile them into a single object.

RailClone Color

Randomise between up to 20 maps per segment including the ability to tint bitmaps from either a gradient, a random pixel from a texture or a map applied to a surface.

Macros

Streamline styles by collapsing complex graphs into a single reusable node that can have its own parameters, inputs and output.

UI Improvements

Work more efficiently with the help a rewritten notes node, expandable list boxes, and the ability to export multiple attributes and parameters at once.

Improved UVs (3.2)

The UVW Xform operator has a new mode that enables it to be rotated around the texture’s centre point.

ARTIST FRIENDLY PARAMETRIC INSTANCING

version 3.2 available now!

KEY FEATURES

PARAMETRIC MODELLING MADE EASY

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Versatile

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 any parametric object.

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Easy to use

RailClone uses an easy-to-understand graphical Style Editor to create sophisticated structures. Unlike other procedural tools, absolutely no programming knowledge is necessary.

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Fast!

RailClone is fully multi-threaded and highly optimized for speed. This, coupled with the points-cloud display mode, and native geometry shaders means that you can create and render huge parametric objects, made from thousands of highly detailed parts.

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Adaptive

RailClone transforms, slices and deforms geometry to create a seamless object. Just set the construction rules, and all the necessary deformations are applied automatically, even on curved paths!

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Smart

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.

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Ready to go

RailClone Pro comes with over 360 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 a single click and share them with your colleagues

FREE LIBRARY WITH MORE THAN 360 PRESETS IN OVER 30 CATEGORIES INCLUDED

WHERE

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Archviz, Forest Pack

ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION

RailClone allows anyone to create advanced parametric architectural components that are easy to set-up and iterate. It’s not just a modelling tool either, its instancing power means you can easily create scenes with huge poly counts..

Visual Effects, Forest Pack

VISUAL EFFECTS

RailClone is a an exceptional scene assembly tool. It’s array-based approach to modelling makes parametric layout accessible to VFX artists. From the most intricate detailing to planet-scale designs, RailClone has got you covered.

Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Forest Pack

AEC

RailClone fits perfectly into interactive design processes. Models are fully parametric so making changes is fast and easy - which means less time spent updating scenes, and more time spent designing.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

ONE OF A KIND PARAMETRIC MODELLING FOR 3DS MAX

No programming experience? No Problem! RailClone includes everything you need to create sophisticated parametric models in 3ds Max. Its unique workflow and powerful style editor enables anyone to create detailed procedural objects by combining standard meshes into 1D and 2D arrays. With its easy-to-use nodal interface, array-based logic, advanced deformation modes, and incredible instancing features, let RailClone do the thinking for you and create your own parametric objects in minutes - not days.

ARRAY BASED INSTANCING

Create nearly limitless parametric objects using easy-to-understand rule based arrays called Generators. Unlike other procedural tools, there’s no need to understand programming principles and because RailClone starts with existing meshes, it’s far easier to use and understand than other parametric modellers.

USE YOUR OWN GEOMETRY

Creates seamless models by creating arrays from any mesh objects. Get the most from your existing modelling skills to generate detailed parametric objects. Any asset that can be converted to a mesh can be used as a Segment in RailClone, and geometry can be instanced for huge poly counts.

EASY TO USE INTERFACE

Create parametric models in record time with the node-based style editor. The intuitive interface is easy-to-learn and fast-to-use and once a style is created you can make parameters available in the modify panel so that others can use your assets without having to open the editor or unpick how your style works.

TILING MODES

Use RailClone to array segments along paths using one of four tiling modes. Scale mode stretches one segment between the start and end of a path section, while Adaptive mode subtly scales segments so that they fit perfectly. Alternatively, specify a number of repeats to fit or tile geometry and slice the final segment.

CONDITIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

Create styles that can adapt to different circumstances automatically with powerful conditional rules based on spline length, vertex type, spline type, vertex angle, material ID, segment count, current position in the array and more.

ADVANCED DEFORMATION

Use advanced algorithms to deform geometry to follows paths on the X/Y and Z axes. If you prefer not to bend objects, disable these features and the segments will rotate to follow the path.

COMBINE, SELECT AND SEQUENCE GEOMETRY

Create repeating patterns of geometry using the Sequence operator, combine geometry using the Compose operator, or pick an object using a numeric index using the Selector operator.

OVERLAP AND TRANSFORM GEOMETRY

Randomise transforms to add believable chaos and adapt, edit and reuse objects by moving, rotating, scaling, mirroring and adding padding between them directly inside RailClone.

MATERIALS AND UVS

Automatically box map segments and add variety by randomising Material IDs. Create patterns by applying Material IDs in a sequence or use RailClone Colour to randomise and tint bitmaps, and add further variations using the UVW XForm operator to edit UVW scale, rotation and offset parametrically.

CONFORM TO SURFACES

Conform splines to terrain and have them update automatically so that you can see the results of design changes instantly. Deform segments to follow the surface or use RailClone’s three standard deformation modes, it’s up to you!

WIRE PARAMETERS

Export any parameter and make it available in the Modify panel for easy to update styles, or wire parameters together using arithmetic operators and expressions to make sophisticated procedural styles.

CLIPPING

Employ efficient spline-based booleans to clip geometry, or use RailClone to fill areas defined by closed splines. Align arrays to closed splines automatically to instantly create floors, ceiling, cladding, siding, shingles and many more time-saving styles.

WHAT´S INCLUDED

A PRO LICENSE OF RAILCLONE INCLUDES

Plugins compatible with 3ds Max 2012 - 2019

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Access to new free libraries and macros released during the maintenance period

RailClone comes in 3 versions

RailClone
LITE

FREE

RailClone
PRO 1 YEAR

220€

RailClone
PRO 3 YEAR

320€

RailClone
LITE

FREE

  • Free to use, even commercially
  • Limited to 3 segments
  • Adaptive height features are disabled. Can be used with flat splines
  • Cannot be collapsed to Editable Mesh
  • Library cannot be customised
  • Does not include RailClone Tools
  • No prioritised technical support

RailClone
PRO 1 YEAR

220€

  • Unlimited segments per object
  • Unlimited generators per object
  • Use advanced algorithms to deform geometry and follow paths on the X/Y and Z axes.
  • Can be collapsed to an editable mesh
  • More than 350 predefined styles including Fences, Railings, Barriers, Traffic, Walls, and much more.
  • Includes the ability to edit libraries and add your own objects and textures
  • Includes RailClone Tools to convert to native instances
  • You will also receive one year of prioritised tech support, early access to beta versions, and regular updates.

RailClone
PRO 3 YEAR

320€

  • Unlimited segments per object
  • Unlimited generators per object
  • Use advanced algorithms to deform geometry and follow paths on the X/Y and Z axes.
  • Can be collapsed to an editable mesh
  • More than 350 predefined styles including Fences, Railings, Barriers, Traffic, Walls, and much more.
  • Includes the ability to edit libraries and add your own objects and textures
  • Includes RailClone Tools to convert to native instances
  • You will also receive three years of prioritised tech support, early access to beta versions, and regular updates.