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Minimum Requirements:

Before attempting install, ensure you meet these minimum requirements:

  1. 3DS Max Version 2009 or higher, 32 or 64bit. In case of Max 2009, make sure you have updated it with the latest SP's and Hotfixes.
  2. A recent graphics card, Nvidia highly recommended. Nvidia GeForce 8800 or ATi HD2900 or higher.

How to install the Shader:

  1. Open up 3DS Max 2009, 2010, 2011 or 2012 as well as the folder containting your downloaded .MZP file
  2. Drag the MZP onto the Max viewport and drop it there.
  3. You will get this dialog:

    Click Install to start installation. You will get a message telling you to reboot Max.
    Note: When using Max 2012, you might get a message telling you to disable Nitrous and switch to D3D9 before rebooting. Read the following section.
  4. Reboot, the shader won't work before you do.

Switching Display Driver from Nitrous to D3D9 in Max 2012:

  1. Go to Customize > Preferences
  2. Select the "Viewports" tab.
  3. Hit the "Choose Driver" button at the bottom.
  4. You will get the following dialog, pick Direct3D:

    Contrary to what Autodesk suggests, we do not recommend using Nitrous, as it does not support DirectX shaders.
  5. You will get a message telling you to reboot, do so.
  6. Upon rebooting, verify that D3D9 is used by going back to the Viewports tab:

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