Octopus 2 Installation

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Using The Installer

The installation process is very simple. Launch the installer file as an adminitrator.

Choose the desired max version that you want to install.

The installer will install the plug-in and will overwrite any existint installations if necessary.

Manual Installation

The manual installation is good for bulk distribution, when you want to install it on several computers. In this case all files must be placed into the appropriate folder. You can find the installation locations below.

Note that the version numbering must be removed from the file names, so:

OctopusCLI2022.gup -> OctopusCLI.gup
Octopus2022.dll -> Octopus.dll

Version compatibility:


Octopus2018.dll -> 3dsmax 2016, 3dsmax 2017, 3dsmax 2018
Octopus2019.dll -> 3dsmax 2019
Octopus2020.dll -> 3dsmax 2020, 3dsmax 2021
Octopus2022.dll -> 3dsmax 2022
Octopus2023.dll -> 3dsmax 2023


OctopusCLI2016.gup -> 3dsmax 2016
OctopusCLI2017.gup -> 3dsmax 2017
OctopusCLI2018.gup -> 3dsmax 2018
OctopusCLI2019.gup -> 3dsmax 2019
OctopusCLI2020.gup -> 3dsmax 2020, 3dsmax 2021
OctopusCLI2022.gup -> 3dsmax 2022
OctopusCLI2023.gup -> 3dsmax 2023

.octopus files

Modeling_2019.octopus -> 3dsmax 2019 and prior to 2019
Modeling_2020.octopus -> 3dsmax 2020 and newer
Modifiers_2019.octopus -> 3dsmax 2019 and prior to 2019
Modifiers_2020.octopus -> 3dsmax 2020 and newer

File Mapping


C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2022\plugins


C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2022\bin\assemblies

usermacros content:
C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsMax\2022 – 64bit\ENU\usermacros

C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsMax\2022 – 64bit\ENU\scripts\startup

icons content:
C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsMax\2022 – 64bit\ENU\scripts\Octopus\icons

octopus content:
C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsMax\2022 – 64bit\ENU\scripts\Octopus\octopus

C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsMax\2022 – 64bit\ENU\scripts\Octopus\documents

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