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The Cyan Worlds Plasma Plugin is used within 3ds Max to create Ages. Installing it is a simple affair.
You will need either 3ds Max 7 or 3ds Max 8 for the plugin to work correctly. Trial versions are available on the Internet; the full versions must be purchased. Also make sure you have the latest service packs for your version:
The plugin can be downloaded in its built form from Cyan's Cho server as a ZIP file.
The source code for the H'uru fork of the plugin is available from github. Compiling the source is beyond the scope of this tutorial.
You can now begin the actual installation of the plugin.
- Copy all the
.dllfiles that exist in the base directory of your Myst Online: Uru Live Again folder to the base directory of your 3ds Max installation.
- Download and extract the plugin. Copy over the
PlasmaMax.gupfiles to your Max version's
- Once this is done, boot up 3ds Max. If all goes well, it will crash out. Once it crashes, go to your Max installation's
plugcfgfile and open up the newly-created
PlasmaMAX2.iniin a text editor like Notepad.
- You need to replace the entire text with something that will actually work, like the sample below.
PathToYourOutputDirectorywith a real folder. This is where Max will export your files, and where you need to place your files for Max to read them!
- Start up Max again. If all goes well, you should launch up and a dropdown menu saying "Plasma" will exist on the top bar.
The Max plugin is now installed. If you are experiencing difficulties, you might find it helpful to watch The Magician's Video Tutorial.
Note: the above video tutorial was made before it was confirmed that the plugin worked with 3ds Max 8. Do not get discouraged by the video when it indicates that only version 7 can be used. Both versions work well.
What follows is a sample configuration for your
PlasmaMax2.ini. Customize it as required for your installation.
[Menu] Version=10 [SceneViewer] Directory=PathToYourOutputDirectory [Export] X=411 Y=322 Dir=