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 {{description>​MadCar is a plug-in for 3ds max for vehicle rigging and animation with any number of wheels or trailers, including motorcycle}} {{description>​MadCar is a plug-in for 3ds max for vehicle rigging and animation with any number of wheels or trailers, including motorcycle}}
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 ====== MadCar Manual ====== ====== MadCar Manual ======
-[[http://​rendering.ru/ru_en/​madcar.html|MadCar 3]] is plug-in for 3ds Max for quick rigging of wheeled vehicles and their animations by simulating the control. This new version allows rigging vehicles with any number of wheels and with any of their mutual arrangements. Any number of trailers is also supported.+[[https://​rendering.ru/​madcar.html|MadCar 3]] is plug-in for 3ds Max for quick rigging of wheeled vehicles and their animations by simulating the control. This new version allows rigging vehicles with any number of wheels and with any of their mutual arrangements. Any number of trailers is also supported.
  
 There are simplified behavioural settings for each of the wheels and related components, which can be fine tuned if required. This allows to simulate motion of any type of vehicle - from a race car to a heavy truck. Animation is created during simulation in real time. Simulation can be controlled by keyboard, joystick, game controller or steering wheel. It is also possible to set up ‘Follow path’ and ‘Follow the Object’ mode. There are simplified behavioural settings for each of the wheels and related components, which can be fine tuned if required. This allows to simulate motion of any type of vehicle - from a race car to a heavy truck. Animation is created during simulation in real time. Simulation can be controlled by keyboard, joystick, game controller or steering wheel. It is also possible to set up ‘Follow path’ and ‘Follow the Object’ mode.
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 ====== System requirements:​ ====== ====== System requirements:​ ======
-3ds Max versions: ​2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 - all 32 or 64 bit+3ds Max versions: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
    
 3ds Max Design : all  3ds Max Design : all 
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 Tire marks require V-Ray  Tire marks require V-Ray 
  
-OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 all 32 and 64 bit+OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8, 10 all 32 and 64 bit
  
 Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (probably already installed on your PC) Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (probably already installed on your PC)
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 Rendering is available both locally and over network. Rendering is available both locally and over network.
  
-To install the program you need to run the **MadCar.exe** with the administrator rights. (In windows 7 right click "run as administrator"​) **even if you are logged in as admin**. +To install the program you need to run the **MadCar.exe**.
  
 ====== Registration ====== ====== Registration ======
- +**for versions 3.026 and higher please see ** http://docs.rendering.ru/en:cerber-protection
-Start the MadCarRegistration32x.exe or MadCarRegistration64x.exe utility (for 32-bit or 64-bit systems accordingly) +
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-**Please make sure you always use the registration utility which is supplied with the particular version of MadCar** +
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- ​{{:​madcar:​10-madcar-registration.png?nolink| MadCar registration utility}} +
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-Choose the hard disk to be linked with the MadCar license (linking with external USB storage, Flash drives ​and network drives is not supported). +
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-Press the «Get Your ID File» button and save *.id file on your hard disk under any name you like. +
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- {{:madcar:​50-madcar-registration.png?nolink| MadCar registration utility}} +
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-Send this file to mail@rendering.ru ​(or your reseller). Please attach copy of you receipt or order number to avoid any delays in communication. +
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-In the nearest time (usually within 24 hours) you will get an email from us (or your reseller) with *.key license file attached. Save this file on your hard disk. Start again MadCarRegistrationXX.exe utility and press the «Apply Key File» button. +
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-In the dialogue box select the *.key file you received from us. With this registration procedure is over. +
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-In case of license malfunction and errors (which can be caused by disk formatting, reinstallation of the operating system or components replacement) you are free to address the developer at any time. Please make sure you download latest version from our forum and generate new *.ID file. Send it to mail@rendering.ru to get your updated *.Key file +
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-However, we reserve the right not to issue a new license in case of total replacement of a PC if the registration request is submitted more often than once in half a year.   +
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-ATTENTION! Please always try to email from the same email address you used when you purchased the plug-in. If we can’t find your e-mail address from which you sent the ID file in our database and there is no explanation and receipt or order number in you email, your request may not be processed! +
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-Please always attach you receipt or order number to avoid any delays in communication.+
  
 ====== Installing for network or distributed rendering ====== ====== Installing for network or distributed rendering ======
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 For network rendering just install the same file **MadCar.exe**. Installation procedure is the same as for the Workstation,​ but skipping Registration process. Rendernodes do not require registration. For network rendering just install the same file **MadCar.exe**. Installation procedure is the same as for the Workstation,​ but skipping Registration process. Rendernodes do not require registration.
  
-Submission for network or distributed rendering should be done from the PC with the registered ​version of MadCar. The rest of render nodes involved in the network or distributed rendering do not need to be registered.+Submission for network or distributed rendering should be done from the PC with the activated ​version of MadCar. The rest of render nodes involved in the network or distributed rendering do not need to be activated.
  
 Each MadCar license comes with unlimited render nodes. Each MadCar license comes with unlimited render nodes.
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 __manual installation on render nodes:__ __manual installation on render nodes:__
  
-install 1 machine with the *.exe file then copy **\plugins\MadCar.dlo** to other rendernodes ​+install 1 machine with the *.exe file then copy **\plugins\MadCar.dlo** to other rendernodes.
  
  
 ====== MadCar creation ====== ====== MadCar creation ======
  
-Once installed MadCar can be created from:+Once installed MadCar can be created from command panel:
  
 **Create > Helpers > MadCar** **Create > Helpers > MadCar**
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 Plug-in includes the following object types: Plug-in includes the following object types:
  
- ​{{:​madcar:​100-madcar-type.png?​nolink| MadCar object types}}+ ​{{:​madcar:​101-madcar-type.png?​nolink| MadCar object types}}
  
   * **Chassis** is for car frame.   * **Chassis** is for car frame.
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 ====== Suspension ====== ====== Suspension ======
-{{:madcar:140-madcar-suspension.png?​nolink| Suspension parameters}}+{{:madcar:141-madcar-suspension.png?​nolink| Suspension parameters}}
 {{:​madcar:​150-madcar-suspension-2.png?​nolink| Suspension parameters}} {{:​madcar:​150-madcar-suspension-2.png?​nolink| Suspension parameters}}
  
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 This object represents the skin combining all car components into one integral unit. This object represents the skin combining all car components into one integral unit.
  
-{{:madcar:220-madcar-parameters.png?​nolink| MadCar object parameters}}+{{:madcar:221-madcar-parameters.png?​nolink| MadCar object parameters}}
 {{:​madcar:​230-madcar-object.png?​nolink| MadCar object}} {{:​madcar:​230-madcar-object.png?​nolink| MadCar object}}
  
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 +
 +====== Baking to key frames ======
 +
 +We recently released a  [[http://​files.rendering.ru/​scripts/​VGMakeKey-v1.zip|baking script]]
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 +after you dropped it to your scene, you need to add to interface via [[https://​knowledge.autodesk.com/​support/​3ds-max/​learn-explore/​caas/​CloudHelp/​cloudhelp/​2019/​ENU/​3DSMax-Customizing/​files/​GUID-A2CF8BAA-7B52-40A8-8C40-803B1AB5FC05-htm.html|"​Customize User Interface"​]]
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 +when baking, actual objects need to selected
 ====== Troubleshooting ====== ====== Troubleshooting ======
  
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 MadCar algorithms are based on real world physics, this requires real world dimensions of vehicles and other settings for correct work. MadCar algorithms are based on real world physics, this requires real world dimensions of vehicles and other settings for correct work.
  
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 +===== Controlling your vehicle =====
 +For perfect results in controlling your vehicle make sure all physics is correct, and simulate step by step
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 +Start driving untill the point its starts going wrong, stop, rewind to the point it was fine, and continue from that point
 +this applies to any controls you use
 ===== Following target or spline ===== ===== Following target or spline =====
  
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 ===== License errors ===== ===== License errors =====
  
-In case of license malfunction and errors (which can be caused by disk reformatting,​ re installation of the operating system or components replacement) you are free to address the developer at any time by sending your request for a new *.key file to the e-mail mail@rendering.ru+In case of license malfunction and errors (which can be caused by disk reformatting,​ re installation of the operating system or components replacement) you are free to address the developer at any time by sending your request for a new *.lic file to the e-mail mail@rendering.ru
  
-However, in case of total replacement of a PC by a new one new license is not provided more often than once in half a year. +ATTENTION! Please always try to email from the same email address you used when you purchased the plug-in. If we can’t find your e-mail address from which you sent the CID file in our database and there is no explanation and receipt or order number in you email, your request may not be processed! ​
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-ATTENTION! Please always try to email from the same email address you used when you purchased the plug-in. If we can’t find your e-mail address from which you sent the ID file in our database and there is no explanation and receipt or order number in you email, your request may not be processed! ​+
  
 Please always attach you receipt or include order number to avoid any delays in communication. ​ Please always attach you receipt or include order number to avoid any delays in communication. ​
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  ​{{:​multiscatter:​check-redistributable.png?​nolink| check redistributable}}  ​{{:​multiscatter:​check-redistributable.png?​nolink| check redistributable}}
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 +on windows server 2012 check that  c:​\windows\system32\XINPUT9_1_0.DLL exist, this can be found on windows 7
 ===== Installation problems ===== ===== Installation problems =====
  
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