RailClone Lite / RailClone Pro for 3dsMax Help

Getting Started

If you are brand new to RailClone and you're worried about where to start, you've come to the right place! Here are a few tips for getting started with the plug-in.

Read offline

To read the documentation offline, we have prepared the RailClone documentation in PDF format. Please note this may not be as up to date as the online version

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How you install RailClone depends on the type of license you own. Click on the following links depending on if you purchases a Standalone or a Networked (floating) license

Forum Access

As a registered user of RailClone Pro, you also have access to the private forums on our website (http://www.itoosoft.com/forum).

To gain access to the Pro forums, you have to create a forum account in the User Panel> Forum Accounts section or register a previously created account in this section. Please note that forum accounts can have different login and password from your main User Panel account.

Demo reel

If you want to see the capabilities of the software in action, we suggest taking a look at the latest demo reel. It shows RailClone used on different scenarios like Civil Engineering or Architecture:


If you are new to RailClone we recommend that you start the Principles of RailClone tutorial. It explains the fundamentals so you can understand how RailClone "thinks" and get up and running quickly. 

Once you've watched this we have loads more tutorials on our website. These are organised by experience with the plugin so you can easily find a tutorial that suits your experience level. 

Beginners Guide

To learn core concepts and get up and running with RailClone as quickly as possible, we have prepared a detailed written guide to Getting Started with RailClone. Once you've completed this a second volume called Next Steps with RailClone will help take your understanding of RailClone to the next level. 

Migrating from 1.x

If you have used RailClone before, you will find significant differences between versions 1.x and 2.x. This guide will help you to migrate to the new release.

Migrating from 2.x or 3.x to 4

RailClone 4 was a major re-write and some styles created in earlier version may need to be updated to be compatible. Please see this guide to see what's changed and how styles can be updated to work with the most recent version. 

Lite & Pro

If you are using RailClone Lite, remember that it can be used freely for your personal or commercial projects. Click here if you want to see a comparison with RailClone Pro, and the benefits of upgrading to it.

New and recently updated

To learn more about the plugin, see the full list of tutorials and demos, visit the Gallery or read the Help Reference. You can also ask our technical staff, and share your experience with other users in the forum.

Thank you and enjoy using RailClone!