RailClone for 3ds Max Plugin by Itoo Software

0
October 16, 2010 |  by  |  News, Scripts & Plugins

Itoo Software, the makers of Forest Pro, just released yet another great plugin – RailClone! It is a 3DS Max plugin for parametric modelling based on custom geometry parts, definable by the user, and a set of construction rules. This concept of modelling lets you build complex and realistic structures for Architectural Visualization, Civil Engineering and Interior Design. I had the chance to take it for a spin during the beta and though I did not create any remarkable images to show here, I found it very easy to learn and the added library of common parts allowed to start using it right out the box.

The library contains preset models to create Fences, Railings, Barriers, Guardrails, Handrails or Walls. RailClone is not limited to a fixed set of primitives, you can use any geometry from the scene and define your own parametric structures too… This is the most important feature in my mind.

Taking RailClone into consideration, I can see how I just sketch line paths in SketchUP to later be used as guides to deploy parametric driven models made out of parts either from the RailClone initial offered library or hand made by me as the user. This is a big time saver and more then that will allow much more freedom in exploring as many variations as possible in a given time frame (having deadlines in mind).

Download RailClone Lite, the free version of the plugin and use it in your personal and commercial projects. If you are new to RailClone, see the Getting Started guide for videos, tutorials and more help in your first steps using the software.

RailClone Tech Demo Videos

RailClone Sample Gallery

3 comments
Thomas
Thomas

Released today, lite version for free and pro version with 25% discount ;)

artmak
artmak

wow, thats really nice!

Marcio
Marcio

VERY VERY nice plugin.

The only thing I believe that push people down is the prices for a feel plugins on the market. I totally understand that people or even companies develop products to make profit and keep researching for new solutions for us, but sometimes when you see such plugin like this you believe that the price would be a bit more affordable which encourage you to buy it.

Anyways, congratz to Itoo software for such good product.

Recent Posts
Making of Z'Ave Boutique

Making of Z’Ave Boutique

09/19/2014  |  No Comments

Frank Raymond's 'Z'Ave Boutique' visual captured my attention for its color, light, composition and for being so rich in details... more

Bauhaus Archiv by Bertrand Benoit

Bauhaus Archiv by Bertrand Benoit

09/18/2014  |  2 Comments

Bertrand Benoit keeps on going with his series of reconstruction of existing architecture. After tackling Salle Labrouste in Paris, France -... more

Using Surfaces with Forest Pack Pro

Using Surfaces with Forest Pack Pro

09/16/2014  |  7 Comments

Following the warm reception of the RailClone Tips & Tricks tutorials among users, iToo Software launches a similar initiative for... more

AXIS Viana Hotel by Leandro Silva & ROOM

AXIS Viana Hotel by Leandro Silva & ROOM

09/15/2014  |  4 Comments

Two Braga, Portugal based ArchVIZ studios Leandro Silva ARCH.VIZ and the ROOM join forces and showcase their first shared in-house... more

Making of Adelaide Housing by Arqui9 Visualisation

Making of Adelaide Housing by Arqui9 Visualisation

09/11/2014  |  9 Comments

Pedro Fernandes is a frequent forum dweller, sharing great work featuring a style approach I like a lot. He posted... more

VIShopper Giveaway

VIShopper Giveaway

09/09/2014  |  5 Comments

After some pause, and while you keep sending great visuals for all previous giveaway 2nd stages, the 7TH 2014 blog... more