Skip to content

appleseed-max 1.0.0-beta

Choose a tag to compare
@dictoon dictoon released this 30 Oct 21:20
· 103 commits to master since this release

This is a beta release of appleseed-max, an appleseed plugin for Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2016 and later.

This release was built against appleseed 2.0.0-beta.

Perfumes scene by VizPeople
(Perfumes scene by VizPeople, render by Herbert Crepaz.)

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.


New Features and Improvements

  • Added support for Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2019.
  • Added support for volumetric materials.
  • Added BCD Denoiser controls.
  • Added Adaptive Tile Sampler controls and related AOVs (pixel_sample_count_aov, pixel_variation_aov).
  • Added non-photorealistic asToon OSL shader and related AOVs (as_npr_shading, as_npr_contour).
  • Added AsSbsPbrMaterial OSL shader.
  • Reorganized the Render Setup user interface.
  • Added support for global shading overrides.
  • Added pixel filtering settings.
  • Added per-ray type (difuse/glossy/specular) bounce limit controls.
  • Added Direct Lighting enable/disable switch.
  • Added Texture Cache Size setting.
  • Enabled full energy compensation in the built-in Metal material.
  • Added direct and environment lighting samples multipliers.
  • Added Force Default Lights Off switch to render settings.
  • Added Russian Roulette Start Bounce controls.
  • Added Roughness Clamping control.
  • Added Low Light Threshold control.
  • Added Medium Priority control to appleseed Object Properties modifier.
  • Added a material preview quality setting.
  • Translate a Physical Camera without DOF to a pinhole camera.
  • Added a switch to enable experimental Intel® Embree-based intersection kernel for faster ray tracing.
  • CTRL+A now allows to select the content of the log window.
  • Renamed Max Global Bounces control to Max Ray Bounces.

Bug Fixes

  • Animated material parameters are now working correctly.
  • Fixed compatibility with's VFB+ plugin.
  • Fixed the built-in Plastic material when Use Max Procedural Maps is off.
  • Fixed film dimensions for the Physical Camera without DOF.
  • Scale Multiplier is now honored when setting film dimensions.
  • Disabled project export when Use Max Procedural Maps is on.
  • Use Unix search path separators (/) to ensure portability of exported appleseed projects.
  • Fixed the Render Element rollout title.
  • Fixed access to render engine parameters from MAXScript.
  • Fixed render stamp opacity differences with

Removed Features

  • Removed support for Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2015.


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.