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appleseed-max 0.5.0-beta

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@dictoon dictoon released this 29 Apr 21:42
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This is a beta release of appleseed-max, an appleseed plugin for Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 and later.

This release was built against appleseed 1.9.0-beta.

Window Corner by Johannes Lindqvist, render by Juan Carlos Gutiérrez
(Window Corner by Johannes Lindqvist, render by Juan Carlos Gutiérrez.)

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.


  • ActiveShade rendering is now supported and will be updated on viewport and camera changes.
  • Exposed appleseed's OSL shaders, including appleseed Standard Surface.
  • Added support for Render Elements.
  • Added support for true object instancing.
  • Added support for Output Amount, Invert, Clamp, RGB Level and RGB Offset parameters in bitmap's Output rollout and Output map.
  • Amount adjustment now works for both Bump and Normal maps.
  • 3ds Max's default lights are now taken into account when rendering material slots.
  • Added support for Substance textures in Use Max Procedural Maps mode.
  • Added SSS Set ID to appleseed Object Properties modifier.
  • The default number of bounces is now 3.
  • Improved user interface layout of materials.
  • Right-clicking on spinners now resets them to their default values.
  • The Log window is now larger by default.


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.