Explode Geometry for 3ds Max

Explode Geometry for 3ds Max

Win64, English

Autodesk, Inc.
This plug-in can be used to choose one or more nodes in the scene and create "exploded" geometry.

General Usage Instructions

Choose the menu option from App Store menu "Explode Selected Geometry"

First select the nodes that you want to explode (you have an option to maintain the original geometry if desired). From the UI element that you assigned the plug-in action to, select it and a dialog will come up.

Select the options, and then select "Explode Selected Geometry". You can choose to create three or four sided objects as a result of the explode operation.



Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

Explode Selected Geometry

Choose the menu option from the App Store menu "Explode Selected Geometry"


The installer that ran when you downloaded this plug-in from Autodesk App Store has already installed the plug-in. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the plug-in.

To uninstall this plug-in, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 10/11) and uninstall it as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

The sample source code is available in the following Github link:


Known Issues


Company Name: Autodesk, Inc.
Support Contact: adn.apps@autodesk.com

Author/Company Information

Autodesk, Inc.

Support Information

Version History

Version Number Version Description


- Update release to support 2024.


- Update release to support 2022.


- Update release to support 2021.


- Update release to support 2018.


- Update release to support 2017, and minor code changes to support bug fixing in the Autodesk.Max.DLL assembly.


Update release to include UI color matching and now supports 3ds Max(Design) 2015 and 2016.


This is the initial release of the plugin.

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