GrowFX 2.0 User Manual

Installing GrowFX

Download the latest version of GrowFX from your User panel account from the My Downloads section. If you haven't purchased a license yet, you can download the GrowFX Demo version from the download page.

Step 1. Close 3ds Max if it is running.

Run the installer and click Next.

Step 2. Enter your name and company.

Step 3. Read and accept the License Agreement.

Step 4. Select the version of your operating system, 64 or 32-bit, if applicable.

Step 5. Select the components to install.

GrowFX ver 1.9.9 (final) plugin is a previous version that allows you to convert GrowFX 1.x models to GrowFX 2.x. This is a complete plugin of the latest version 1.9.9 and you can use it as well.

If you don't plan to open max files with GrowFX 1.x models, you can uncheck this.

Step 6. Select the folder where the plug-in will be installed.

You can simply click Next.

Step 7. Choose the root directory of 3ds Max.

For example, it can be "C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max (version of 3ds Max)\".

Step 8. To start the installation, click Install.

Step 9. To finish the installation, click Finish.

Step 10. Run 3ds Max. Go to the Create command panel and on the Geometry tab, select Exlevel from the list, then click the GrowFX2 button. Click in viewport and move the mouse to set the center and size of the GrowFX icon.

If you installed the full version for the first time on your PC, an activation dialog will appear.

Installing GrowFX in Silent Mode

The installer's silent mode is intended for use in installing on remote machines. It is also useful for administrators to set up installations in which the person installing cannot change any installation options.

Command line format:
GrowFX_..._Setup.exe    [/S   /MAXVER=XXXX   /OSTYPE=XX   /MAXDIR="3ds Max root directory"   /DIR="Installation path"]

/S - turns on the silent mode (case sensitive);
/OSTYPE - windows version [ 32 / 64 ];
/MAXDIR - full path 3ds Max root directory;
/DIR - installation path.

An example:

GrowFX_RenderNode_2_0_0_3dsMax_2021_Setup.exe /S /OSTYPE=64 /MAXDIR="C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2021\" /DIR="C:\Program Files\Exlevel\"