Setting Up 3ds Max

We currently support a number of different versions of 3ds Max, these are 3ds Max 2011 (32-bit & 64-bit), 2013 (32-bit 64-bit), 2014 (64-bit), 2015 (64-bit), 2017 (64-bit), 2018 (64-bit) and 2019 (64-bit).

Installing Train Simulator's 3ds Max plug-in is a very straight-forward process, follow these instructions:
  1. Navigate to the Dev folder within the Railworks installation folder. By default, this is C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\RailWorks\dev\
  2. Double-Click the MaxPlugins folder.
  3. Copy the appropriate plug-in file for your version of 3ds Max to the Plugins folder within your 3ds Max installation folder.
Upon relaunching 3ds Max, a new material called RWMaterial will become available in the Material Editor and new options will be available in the Export options.