07. Installing the Required Plugins

Below are the plugins for 3ds Max that Wayfair requires (besides V-Ray and the proprietary Wayfair plugin). These are only plugins you may use for Wayfair models.

  • Bercon Maps
  • MultiTexture (free version)
  • FloorGenerator (free version)
  • Forest Pack (free version)
  • RailClone (free version)
  • Substance plugin

Here is how to download and install them:

Bercon Maps

Bercon maps is a free open-source plugin by Jerry Ylilammi. It includes 5 maps. We strongly advise one of them, Bercon Noise, to create procedural texture maps using random patterns.

1. Go to: https://github.com/Bercon/BerconMaps/tree/master/src/DLL
2. Find the filename corresponding with your version of 3ds Max, right-click, and save the file.

3. Navigate to the /plugins/ folder of your 3DS Max install. By default that would be C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max\plugins if you installed the 64 bit version of 3DS Max (recommended) or C:\Program Files (x86)\Autodesk\3ds Max\plugins if you installed the 32 bit version.
4. Copy/paste the .dlt file into this directory and restart 3DS Max. Bercon Maps will then show up in the available maps list of the Material Editor.

 

MultiTexture

1. Create a free account at https://cg-source.com/ and log in.
2. Go to https://cg-source.com/MultiTexture and click the Download button.
3. Open the downloaded .zip file, find the .dlt file that corresponds with your version of 3ds Max, and copy that .dlt file.
4. Paste that .dlt file into the /plugins/ folder of your 3DS Max install. By default that would be C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max\plugins if you installed the 64 bit version of 3DS Max (recommended) or C:\Program Files (x86)\Autodesk\3ds Max\plugins if you installed the 32 bit version. Restart 3ds Max.

 

FloorGenerator

1. Create a free account at https://cg-source.com/ and log in.
2. Go to https://cg-source.com/FloorGenerator and click the Download button for “Free Version.”
3. Open the downloaded .zip file, find the .dlt file that corresponds with your version of 3ds Max, and copy that .dlt file.
4. Paste that .dlt file into the /plugins/ folder of your 3DS Max install. By default that would be C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max\plugins if you installed the 64 bit version of 3DS Max (recommended) or C:\Program Files (x86)\Autodesk\3ds Max\plugins if you installed the 32 bit version. Restart 3ds Max.

 

Forest Pack

1. Create a free account at https://www.itoosoft.com/
2. Go to https://www.itoosoft.com/forestpack and click the “Download Now” button, then click the “Download Free” button. Direct link is https://www.itoosoft.com/lite/forestpack
3. Make sure 3ds Max is closed, then run the ForestPackLite624_x64.exe file that you downloaded, follow the prompts, and restart 3ds Max.

 

Railclone

1. Create a free account at https://www.itoosoft.com/
2. Go to https://www.itoosoft.com/railclone and click the “Download Now” button, then click the “Download Free” button. Direct link is https://www.itoosoft.com/lite/railclone
3. Make sure 3ds Max is closed, then run the RailCloneLite413.exe file that you downloaded, follow the prompts, and restart 3ds Max.

 

Substance plugin

1. Go to https://docs.substance3d.com/integrations/legacy-support-157351963.html or https://forum.substance3d.com/index.php/topic,14223.0.html
2. Download substance-3ds-max-updater-2.0.1.exe
3. Make sure 3ds max is closed, then follow the instructions on the page to install the Substance plugin and follow the installer’s prompts onscreen.
Note that this plugin says it is for 3ds Max version 2017. It will work in 3ds Max version 2018. Future versions of the Substance plugin include functionality that our render farm does not support, so we advise using this older version.

Other MaxScripts

For creating models, you can use any MaxScripts you want as long as they are not scripted plugins – that is, as long as the only file they use is the MaxScript file itself, and don’t depend on any additional files being present.