How to Install and Use ArchVision RPC Plugins for 3DS Max 2012 x64
If you are looking for a way to add realistic 3D content to your 3DS Max 2012 projects, you might want to check out ArchVision RPC Plugins. RPC stands for Rich Photorealistic Content, and it is a technology that allows you to drag and drop 3D models of people, trees, cars, and other objects into your scenes. These models are automatically scaled, oriented, and rendered with the appropriate lighting and shadows, saving you time and effort.
In this article, we will show you how to install and use ArchVision RPC Plugins for 3DS Max 2012 x64, which is compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 10 operating systems. You will need to have an ArchVision Software license or RPC All Access subscription to use these plugins. You can purchase them from the ArchVision website[^2^] or from the AVAIL Installers channel in AVAIL Desktop[^1^].
Step 1: Download and Install the RPC Plugin for 3DS Max 2012
The first step is to download and install the RPC Plugin for 3DS Max 2012, which is a small executable file that adds the RPC functionality to your 3DS Max software. You can download it from the ArchVision Download Page[^1^] or from the AVAIL Installers channel in AVAIL Desktop[^1^]. Once you have downloaded the file, double-click on it to start the installation process.
You will see a Security Warning dialog box asking you if you want to run the file. Click on Run to continue. Then, you will see a License Agreement screen where you need to review the terms and conditions and indicate that you agree to them by clicking on Next. After that, you will see a Select Installation Folder screen where you can choose where to install the plugin. The default location is C:\Program Files\ArchVision\RPC Plug-in for Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2012 x64\. You can change it if you want, but we recommend leaving it as it is. Click on Next to proceed.
Then, you will see a Select Features screen where you can choose which versions of 3DS Max you want to install the plugin for. You should see a check mark next to Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2012 x64, which is the one we are using in this tutorial. If you have other versions of 3DS Max installed on your computer, you can also select them if you want to use RPC with them. Click on Next to continue.
Finally, you will see a Ready to Install screen where you can review your choices and click on Install to start the installation process. The plugin will be installed in a few seconds and you will see a Completed screen where you can click on Close to finish the installation process.
Step 2: Download and Install the AVAIL Browser for 3DS Max (Optional)
The next step is optional, but we highly recommend it. It is to download and install the AVAIL Browser for 3DS Max, which is a tool that allows you to browse, search, and drag and drop RPC content from AVAIL Desktop into your 3DS Max scenes. AVAIL Desktop is a software that organizes your digital assets and lets you access them from any device. You can download both AVAIL Desktop and AVAIL Browser for 3DS Max from the ArchVision Download Page[^1^] or from the AVAIL Installers channel in AVAIL Desktop[^1^]. Once you have downloaded them, follow the same steps as before to install them on your computer.
Step 3: Activate Your ArchVision Software License or RPC All Access Subscription
The last step before you can start using RPC content in your 3DS Max scenes is to activate your ArchVision Software license or RPC All Access subscription. You can do this by opening AVAIL Desktop and logging in with your ArchVision account credentials. If you don't have an account yet, you can create one for free on the ArchVision website[^2^]. Once you are logged in, you will see a dashboard where you can manage your licenses and subscriptions.
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