3dsmax 2020 support


+1 to everything said above. And gandhics has a point. Practically all plugins are recompiled for release day now, except for anything coming from Thinkbox.

I really have a problem with not being able to update practically all our software due to one pipeline part being late all the time.

We’re huge fans of Deadline here, but this is just disappointing, not to mention unprofessional. The very least you could do is give us an official date.



I’ve try email support…

Our engineering team is aware of this and is working on it., we do not have an ETA.


Hey Everyone,

I’m attaching updated plugin/submission scripts for 3ds Command Submission. This will allow you to use Deadline Monitor > Submit > 3D > 3ds Command to submit 3dsmax 2020 jobs as a workaround
until 3dsmax 2020 support is available for the 3dsmax plugin. Additionally the 3ds Command Submitter can be used through 3ds max by following the submitters manual setup instructions.

Setup 3dsmax Command Submitter:

Find the replacement files in the attached zip, backup and replace the files at these locations:






3dsmaxCmdUpdate.zip (36.4 KB)


Am I the only one getting a “403 Forbidden” on that docs link?


No. I get it as well.


I can download it ok3dsmaxCmdUpdate.zip (36.4 KB)

Have attached my download (not sure if that helps as it looks like the original link!)


The download works, the Docs don’t.


doh! sorry, busy morning, am getting the same 403 too, I think it’s just the link formatting




Sorry about that! The link is updated.


Could we get update for Deadline first?

I don’t understand why support for all 2020 plugins has to go out at the same time.
I assume there is no big change on Lighting plugin and just matter of recompiling. Correct me if I’m wrong.


No official support in

Are there any known issues with the update above? Or is it just adding in the number 2020?


I mean… seriously guys? Deadline maintenance implies we get timely updates for at least one of the top 2 products for deadline.

The only plugins we’re waiting on are xMesh and Deadline… there’s something of a common denominator there.


Weekly Bumpiddity Bump.

Service Pack 1 is now out for 3ds Max 2020. Maybe we should start tying our maintenance payment day and date to the Deadline Max 202# release schedule? Would that help prioritize development?


Hey everyone,

We’re still working on getting Corona and V-Ray DR offload working but we didn’t want to hold this back any longer. I’m attaching the compiled binaries for Max 2020, the submitter updates, and plugin changes required to get most people rendering.

Instructions on how to deploy the files is written in the zip file itself but I’ll watch over the thread here in case there are any issues so we can handle those quickly.



3DS Max 2020.zip (8.8 MB)


Thanks, Edwin,

Look like it’s working (at least for rendering, i will test MXS job latter in the day)

Edit : MXS tasks work perfectly….


Access denied, can you please upload it again ? Thx


Yep, access denied here as well.




Hmm. I set this to expire after 365 days. I’ll re-post here with a 90 day expiry and see what went wrong with the link.

Update: Okay, link above has been refreshed. Investigating now…





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