Artist-friendly parametric modelling and layout for 3ds Max
WHAT IS RAILCLONE?
Tired of using fixed, hard to modify, assets that require time-consuming manual labour to edit? Wish it was easier to create smart parametric objects that are easy to update, can be used and reused again and again, but requires minimal time investment? Enter RailClone - the artist-friendly parametric modelling and spline-cloning plugin for 3ds Max that's fast, efficient, and easy-to-learn.
RailClone is unlike any other tool on the market. Objects are created simply by assembling and repeating existing geometry using an easy-to-define set of rules. If you can model in Max, you can create procedural objects with RailClone
Choose from hundreds of built-in presets, adapt existing objects by adding your own geometry, or even create your own from scratch using RailClone's easy-to-understand visual editor
THANKS TO RAILCLONE, NOW ANYONE CAN CREATE AND USE SOPHISTICATED PARAMETRIC ASSETS.
WHAT'S NEW IN RAILCLONE 6
New version available now
New Library BrowserHOT
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 SliceHOT
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 libraryHOT
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 EditorHOT
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.
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!
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.
INTRODUCING RAILCLONE 6
REVOLUTIONIZING 3D MODELING
STYLE EDITOR IMPROVEMENTS
RAILCLONE HAS NEVER BEEN SO EASY
OVERHAULED ASSET LIBRARY
NEW ROADS, LIGHTS, WALLS, BENCHES, AND MORE
RAILCLONE SLICE MODIFIER
PARAMETERIZE MODELS IN A COUPLE OF CLICKS
CREATE YOUR OWN LIBRARIES
COMPLETELY REWRITTEN LIBRARY BROWSER
GET STARTED WITH RAILCLONE
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How does it work?
Learning RailClone is as easy as 1-2-3
1 - Base Objects
RailClone doesn't construct an object from scratch, it works by assembling and repeating existing pieces of geometry along paths. To do this it needs two things - a spline for the path and of course, some modular geometry.
2 - Rule Generators
Imagine you're explaining to a manufacturer how to build this bus shelter, you might say: "Put a glass panel at the start and the end, add mullions at 2m intervals, then fill in between with the roof and glazing." If you understand this, you understand RailClone.
PARAMETRIC MODELLING MADE EASY
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
Read more about RailClone's features in the technical specificationTECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
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A PRO LICENSE OF RAILCLONE INCLUDES
Plugins compatible with 3ds Max 2013 - 2024 (Official support from 2019)
Access to new free libraries and macros released during the maintenance period
"Forest pro and RailClone have been our "secret weapon" tools for a long time. We use them in all our environments for each project. Usually for distribution of objects, but sometimes we use them in ways the developers had never dreamed of!"
Christian Haas - LUXX Studio
"RailClone and Forest Pack are these rarest of tools: Plugins that let you make things in 3ds Max that would otherwise be not just difficult but often entirely impossible to do. I never start using a new version of Max until I've installed both of them. I use them not just to dress scenes and scatter environment elements but also as part of my modeling workflow. The possibilities they afford are almost unlimited."
Bertrand Benoit - BBB3viz
"RailClone is the ultimate set dressing solution. Whether you need quick generic setups or complex show specific creations - RailClone has reliable, easy to use tools that can handle anything."
Sergej Eichmann - CG Supervisor at Blur Studio
RailClone comes in 2 versions
- Can be used commercially.
- Free to use and never expires.
- Does not include a Maintenance Plan, with no access to prioritised technical support, forum file downloads, new content and betas.
- Three segments per object.
- One generator per object.
- NEW! Use advanced algorithms to deform geometry and follow paths on the X/Y and Z axes.
- NEW! Can be collapsed to editable mesh.
- Limited subset of presets.
- Libraries cannot be customised.
- Does not include RailClone Tools, cannot be converted to instances.
- Can be used commercially.
- Perpetual licensing.
- Includes a one year extendable Maintenance Plan with prioritised technical support, early access to beta versions, and regular updates.
- 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 editable mesh.
- Over 420 presets.
- Add your own preset libraries.
- Includes RailClone Tools to convert to native instances.
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