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appleseed-max 0.4.6-beta

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@dictoon dictoon released this 23 Nov 17:51
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This is a beta release of appleseed-max, an appleseed plugin for Autodesk 3ds Max 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Keep in mind this is beta-quality software and there are a number of known bugs that will be fixed in the next releases of the plugin.

Additional information are available on appleseed's users forum.


  • Added limited support for ActiveShade rendering (camera updates only in this release).
  • Added support for the Physical Camera available in 3ds Max 2016 and later.
  • Allow using native 3ds Max maps with appleseed (no export possible though).
  • appleseed materials now only appear when appleseed is the selected renderer.
  • Allow picking a light to act as the Sun light from the appleseed environment map.
  • Allow adjusting the Sun's size in the appleseed environment map.
  • Increased environment map baking resolution to 2048x1024.
  • Improved sky parameter labels in environment map.
  • No longer add default lights if the environment emits lights.
  • Fixed camera's film dimensions when Depth of Field is enabled.
  • Fixed assignment of default materials to objects.
  • Automatically append .appleseed extension to output project path if missing.
  • Removed irrelevant tabs from Render Setup dialog.

This release was built against appleseed 1.8.0-beta.


The following are installation instructions for 3ds Max 2017. Replace 2017 by the appropriate value for other versions of 3ds Max.

  1. If you have installed a previous version of the plugin, first uninstall it by deleting the appleseed folder from C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2017\plugins.
  2. Unzip the archive to C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2017\plugins.
  3. Launch 3ds Max, go to CustomizeConfigure System Paths...3rd Party Plug-Ins, click Add... and choose the C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2017\plugins\appleseed folder.

At this point the plugin should be installed and loaded in 3ds Max. Go to CustomizePlug-in Manager... and check that APPLESEED-MAX2017.DLR is present and loaded.