Discussion and Support for the OptiTrack, SmartNav and TrackIR brands by NaturalPoint

3D Studio Max plugin now available

by kdoyle » Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:07 pm

I've experienced crashing behaviour from the plugin. Hard to pin down exactly when. Suspect something to do with streaming buffer and memory.

On the other hand, using a consistent repeated method, can stream and capture without crashing perfectly every time.

I noticed that when the frame range has been reached, and plugin starts to 'set keyframes', max is still processing something which I suspect is the streaming input.

At this time, just a guess from me that the software should stop this process and just do the processing for setting the keyframes within the time range for recording.
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by Locutus » Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:58 am

Does this plugin work for 3ds Max 2010 as well......because I could not find a plugin for the current version.

Never mind, I just tried to launch 3ds Max 2010 with your plugin and it doesn't load. So my next question is obvious.....when are you going to recompile this plugin now that 3ds Max 2010 been out for 7 months?

Thank you.
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by Birch » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:57 pm

Hello, we've posted an update version of the plugin with support for 3DS Max 2010. Please give it a try and let us know if you encounter any issues with it. ...
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by DanB » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:07 pm

Please help. I am getting "Biped Initialization failed" when clicking on "select biped.

I have 2 bipeds in the drop down menu of the select biped dialog. I have tried both and neither work.

Also i have tried to import motion as .bvh in the biped motion capture rollout but it comes in flipped and scale is wrong. I can't find the correct scale when exporting. How can i fix that?

I'd rather use the 3d max plugin, but i just need to get motion applied to a biped asap, doesn't matter how.
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by DanB » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:56 am

Ok i got all servers and host and bipeds to work but i am not seeing any update when i start streaming. I have set Arena to my server address in the streaming rollout. Is this correct or shouldi be putting in my client address? I have tried both neither starts motion in max.

I am using Arena on a x64 vista machine and 3dsmax on vista 32 bit. Would this make a difference?
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by VincentG » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:43 pm

The IP address should be for the server PC's address.

Plugin installed on the secondary system?
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by Ives » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:30 am

Max 2011 plug in coming soon?
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by yoshi » Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:39 pm

Hi Ives,

You can use Max 2010 plugin on Max 2011.
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by bsteagal » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:29 pm


I went back today to try to use the new 3ds max plugin for Arena in max 2008, I'm not getting anything at all, Plugin successfully connects to arena, says that biped is initialized (I'm picking biped 1) no results.. running windows vista 32 bit

I'm including picture for your reference

thanks for the help

Bryan Steagall
Kidz Korner Studio
OptiTrack Distributor
Mexico, Central and South America
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by VincentG » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:59 pm

Max 2008 as in Max 9?
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