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PolyFX is a powerful tool that provides the ability to break an object into parts and animate them. It has many options for fine-tuning the animation and several additional tools. A great solution in the production of promotional videos, game development, etc.

Key Features:

  • Modifier with many settings
  • Animation by elements
  • Built-in curve editor
  • Three working modes: Key, Controller and Particle
  • Support for texture maps in Particle mode
  • Built-in tools: Slice Fragmentation, Pattern Fragmentation and Quick Detach
  • Baking animations in modes Controller and Particle
Additional Info: 

The demo version has the following limitations:

  • You cannot animate elements.
  • You cannot set the color and material from the main PolyFX window.
  • The modifier does not save the settings with the scene file.




  • Added a new powerful modifier for 3ds Max 2016 and higher.
  • Changed the default state of the scale curve.
  • Slice tool has been redesigned and is now much faster.
  • Fixed unstable behavior when undoing action in the Quick Detach tool.
  • Fixed crash in the Controller and Particle modes when the window is closed in 3ds Max 2020 and higher.


  • Fixed bug with unstable work of curve editor.
  • Fixed bug with controls "P. Type" and "Quantity" in mode "Particle" in 3ds max 2017.


  • Added mode "Particle".
  • Added "Transform by Map" in "Particle" mode.
  • Added tool "Pattern Frag.".
  • Added tool "Quick Detach".
  • Improved tool "Slice Frag.".
  • Improved work with layers (Layers work only in "Key" mode).
  • Saving all settings script to a file.
  • Fixed many bugs.


  • Added mode "Controller".
  • Added tool "Slice Fragmentation".
  • Support for layers.
  • Added tool "Collapse Controller" for "Controller" mode.
  • Utility for cleaning garbage collection.
  • Increased speed.


  • Fix Bug (Speed and StartFrame).


  • Added ability to set the name of the object / group.
  • Added ability to set color and material objects.
  • Added curve editor.
  • Added modifier Normal.
  • Increased speed of many parameters.


  • Added the ability to work with the elements.
  • Added checkbox "Auto Time Range".
  • Added three spinners: "Position X, Y and Z".
  • Added spinner "Max. Scale".
  • Modified to work with helpers.


  • Added ability to work with objects of class Helpers.
  • Added the following spinners: "Min. Scale", "Random Rot.", "Random Pos.", “Normal Pos.", "Seeds" and three spinners to adjust the angle of rotation.
  • Smoothness renamed to Falloff.
  • Now checkboxes "Anim. Visibility", "Reverse", "Invert" and most spinners instantly show a change in the viewport.
  • Partially rewritten interface.


  • Added spinner "Start Frame".


  • First Version.
Version Requirement: 
3ds max 2010 - 2023
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mr.ravichaurasia's picture

instalation problem

i cant find this polyfx after install this ???? plz help me ?

BodyulCG's picture


Ok, I'll try to do a few scenes.

BodyulCG's picture


Set the curve "Scale" as shown in the picture, and press Update.

horo's picture

Awesome script! keep up the

Awesome script! keep up the good work.

Could you upload all of your example scenes?

looks really great :)

forsaken_kingdom's picture

Max 2014 problem

Thanks a lot, but I have another problem. I am following the steps for this tutorial, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5zTOxvMO_A) and my buttons are of different color. When I select my object in Poly / Elements type, auto time range, create animation, my object disappears from the scene. Thanks for the quick answer. (Im on Administrator)

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BodyulCG's picture


Not need to run "install.ms" through "Run Script".
To install, drag the "mzp" file in the viewport.
Before installing, make sure that 3ds max is running as administrator.
At the moment, I made a help file only in Russian.
But in the nearest future I try to write a help in English.

forsaken_kingdom's picture

Can't Install

When I try to install the script, this error "Error Type: set bitmap requires BitMap, got:. Undefined" Any instruction or tutorial in English please?

I'm pressing "Run Script" on "install.ms" file

2013-2014 version

thank you very much

polyfx_error.jpg 1.36 MB
BodyulCG's picture

Help file

Added a help file (.chm) on russian.
In the near time will try to make an English version.
Available on homepage -> PolyFX.

BodyulCG's picture

Fix bug

Fixed a bug in the installer with install icons in 2014.

Ariel NM's picture


Yeap: Everything pointed out that I never learned the by-zero multiplication table :)))
Thank you, Wlady for your advice and for your GREAT maxscript!

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