RailClone is a 3DS Max plugin for parametric modeling based on custom geometry parts, definable by the user, and a set of construction rules. This new concept of modeling lets you to build complex and realistic structures for Architectural Visualization, Civil Engineering and Interior Design.
The software includes a full library of preset models to create Fences, Railings, Barriers, Guardrails, Handrails or Walls. RailClone is not limited to a fixed set of primitives, you can use any geometry from the scene and define your own parametric structures.
Create complex objects and structures, using arbitrary geometry from scene as segment primitives. You can define unlimited segments types, RailClone combines them in real-time to build the final object.
RailClone includes an advanced set of construction rules, allowing you to create complex structures with custom Start, End, Corner, and Evenly spaced elements. Each set of segment objects and construction rules can be stored as reusable recipes in the style library.
To accomplish special requirements when sloped surfaces are involved in Architectural Design and Civil Engineering, RailClone uses advanced algorithms. Sloped walls, handrail stairs, and stepped fences are not a problem anymore in 3DS Max.
The software applies automatically all necessary transformations to create a consistent object. This includes bending on curves, length slicing, bevels and other transformations. You just need to define the construction rules, RailClone adapts the involved segments automatically.
RailClone Pro comes with a Library of more than 80 predefined styles, including Fences, Railings, Barriers, Traffic, Walls and other models. The library is fully customizable, allowing you to add new categories and models with a single click and share them with your colleages.
Misc Product Info
Software License Management is available in two models, Stand-alone and Floating/Network licenses. Under a stand-alone license, any given product is constrained to a certain host. A license is needed for each computer that the software will be installed on. In floating license mode, a pool of licenses is available on the server, for use in any computer on the network. You only need to have licenses for the maximum number of simultaneous users expected, not for each computer where the software will be installed.
Depending on the size of your business and expected use of the software, one of the two models is usually preferred. In small sites with few computers, the Stand-alone licenses is fast and easy to deploy, the licensing process is part of the software installation, leaving the software ready to use in one step. For larger sites, the floating network licensing is preferred because it provides more flexible use of licenses, you only pay for simultaneous users and not for nodes, while the centralized management tool simplifies control of all your licenses.
The Stand-alone license ties a single software application to a single computer. This method of licensing requires a machine's unique identifier (SID) to be incorporated in the license activation process. After buying the product, an generic license code is sent to you, the license is installed and activated. In the activation process the license is linked to the computer and can be used only for that computer.
Floating Network Licenses
Network licenses (also known as floating licenses) allow multiple users to share a limited pool of licenses in a local network. After installing the License Server on a server machine, the server will handle requests for licenses from the users computers. If you have a team of 20 people and 10 licenses for a product, the entire team will share access to the 10 licenses, while no more than 10 people can use the software at the same time.
While Stand-alone licenses use a license file installed and activated for each computer, and can be used only in that machine, the network licenses are installed and activated only one time in a server. When a license request arrives, the server determines whether the proper license for a requested product is available. If an appropriate license is present and not in use, the server will allow access to the software.
As the licenses are stored on a server, you cannot use the software if you are not connected to the network. Although the server software does not require a powerful system, it is mandatory that the computer hosting the license server be running and available while there are computers using the licensed software.
When you acquire a license from Itoo Software, a generic license code is sent to you. Before using the software, this license must be linked to your hardware, this process is called activation. You can activate the license during the software installation (only for Stand-alone mode), or from the License Manager once the software is installed.
During the activation of a license, you can choose two different methods, Automatic or Manual. With Automatic activation you must be connected to the Internet, the software will connect with our activation server through a secure connection, and the activation codes will be sent and installed automatically. No personal information is sent during the process.
If you experience difficulties with on-line activation, or the computer where your are using the license does not have Internet access, you can use Manual activation instead. In this case, the software gives to you the necessary codes and a link to our secure activation page. In this web page, you enter the codes and the activation key is generated. Write or print out this code, and provide it when the Activation Wizard runs, then the license will be activated and ready to use.
For security reasons, our activation server allows you to activate a license only a certain number of times (5 by default). If you exhaust the maximum number of activations, please send us an email at email@example.com, we will increment the activation counter associated with your license. In the authorization process, the server informs you of the number of activations remaining.
In either case, if you have trouble during the activation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Network rendering licenses
Our commercial plugins require a license for each computer, to open or edit the scenes, but NOT for network rendering nodes. The installation for slave nodes is much simpler, and does not requiring licenses or activations.