Automatic Installation (Recommended) 

The best way to install Ornatrix 3dsmax is to download the MSI installer and use it configure and perform an automatic installation.


Silent/Batch Installation 

As of Version 4, Ornatrix uses MSI packages for deployment and installation.

Use the /quiet or /qn options with msiexec to perform a silent install.
  • Properties with name MAX_INSTALL_PATH_20XX can be used to specify the desired install locations for various 3dsmax versions.
  • Properties with name ENABLE_MAX_20XX can be used to disable installing Ornatrix for specific 3dsmax version. By default all 3dsmax versions present on the computer will be targeted, so one needs to exclude the versions not to target.

For example, this command installs Ornatrix for 3dsmax 2016 but not for 3dsmax 2014 with no UI and no reboot, with a log:

msiexec /i c:\path\to\ornatrix.setup.msi /quiet /qn /norestart /log c:\path\to\install.log MAX_INSTALL_PATH_2016="C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2016" ENABLE_MAX_2014=0


Manual Archive Installation 

In addition to automatic (recommended) install and batch install options, Ornatrix 3dsmax files can be deployed manually by downloading a compressed 7-Zip archive. The download is available alongside the MSI automated installers on the downloads page.

To install, unzip the archive using 7-Zip and follow the instructions in Readme.txt file. If installing on a workstation, you will need to set up licensing manually.


Installation Directories 

Ornatrix 3dsmax is installed into the /plugins directory of 3dsmax. Additional UI and configuration files are installed into a central UI and plugcfg directories which were configured by 3dsmax. Groom files are copied into a groom directory specified during installation.



Use the Programs and Features dialog to locate the Ornatrix for 3dsmax entry. Use the uninstall option to uninstall Ornatrix 3dsmax.


Uninstalling the License Server 

Uninstalling Ornatrix will leave the Ephere license server on your computer. It is a separate process which isn't linked to any host and can be reused for future installations. However, if you choose to uninstall it you can do it by following these OS-specific steps here .

Missing Something? Let us know if this page needs more information about the topic.