RPCs (Rich Photorealistic Content) are a type of 3D content that can be easily dragged and dropped into Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 64 bit to create realistic scenes with people, trees, cars and objects. RPCs are compatible with most rendering engines and can save time and memory compared to using high-poly models or bitmaps.
In this article, we will show you how to install and use RPCs in 3ds Max 2013 64 bit using the ArchVision RPC plugin and the AVAIL Desktop software.
Step 1: Install the ArchVision RPC Plugin for 3ds Max
The ArchVision RPC plugin for 3ds Max is required to use RPCs in 3ds Max. You can download it from the ArchVision RPC Entourage Starter Pack page on the Autodesk App Store[^1^] or from the ArchVision Download Page [^2^]. The plugin supports 3ds Max versions from 2010 to 2022, both 32 bit and 64 bit.
Once you have downloaded the plugin, double-click the EXE file to start the installation process. Review the license terms and conditions and indicate that you agree to them. Then choose which versions of 3ds Max you want to install the plugin for and click Install. The plugin will install and you can close the installer when it is done.
Step 2: Install the AVAIL Desktop Software
The AVAIL Desktop software is a content management tool that allows you to browse, search and drag and drop RPCs into 3ds Max. You can download it from the ArchVision Download Page [^2^] or from the AVAIL Installers channel in AVAIL Desktop. Once you have downloaded the software, double-click the EXE file to start the installation process. Follow the instructions on the screen and complete the installation.
Step 3: Activate Your ArchVision License
To use RPCs in 3ds Max, you need an ArchVision license. You can get a free trial license or purchase a subscription license from the ArchVision website. Once you have your license, you need to activate it using the ArchVision Dashboard software, which is installed along with the AVAIL Desktop software. To activate your license, open the ArchVision Dashboard from your Start menu or desktop shortcut. Then click on the Settings icon on the top right corner and choose License Manager. Enter your email and password that you used to register your license and click Activate. Your license will be activated and you can close the License Manager.
Step 4: Drag and Drop RPCs into 3ds Max
Now you are ready to use RPCs in 3ds Max. Open your 3ds Max project or create a new one. Then open the AVAIL Desktop software from your Start menu or desktop shortcut. You will see a list of channels that contain different types of RPCs, such as people, trees, cars and objects. You can browse through them or use the search function to find what you need.
To add an RPC to your scene, simply drag and drop it from AVAIL Desktop into your 3ds Max viewport. The RPC will appear as a low-poly proxy object that you can move, rotate and scale as needed. To see how it will look when rendered, switch to a shaded view mode or press F9 to render your scene. You will see that the RPC is replaced by a high-quality image that matches your camera angle and lighting.
You can edit the properties of an RPC by selecting it in 3ds Max and opening the Modify panel. You will see options such as scale, rotation, tint, brightness, contrast aa16f39245