CopyTo Pro

Author MastaMan
Updated on November 7, 2022



With CopyTo PRO you can copy and paste objects in the current scene or between different scenes or even between different open 3Ds Max windows.

Pasting objects will work even after reopening 3Ds Max or restarting your computer.
Copy will work even between different versions of 3Ds Max.
For example, you can copy objects in 3Ds Max 2016 and paste into 3Ds Max 2013 or vice versa (backward compatibility max. 3 versions).

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  • Easy and quick installation
  • Copying objects between different 3Ds Max windows
  • Copying between different versions of 3Ds Max *
  • Network Buffer Pool - object exchange over the network
  • Copy and paste notification
  • Convenient settings
  • Instant updates
  • Multilingual interface
* - support for backward compatibility up to 3 versions. 
(This means that you cannot copy for example from 3Ds Max 2020 → 2012, but only 2020 → 2017. However, from 2012 → 2020 the insertion will works without problems!)
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This script uses a shareware license! Please purchase a license key to support the author to continue development and support this script itself.

You can use the license key on a maximum of 2 computers (Home & Work) .
Your license will work permanently and you will receive lifetime updates!
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Newer versions of CopyTo PRO use the Universal Installer to guide you through the installation, and create buttons in the Main Toolbar and Quad Menu. Everything is done so that you make a minimum of effort and do not waste precious time.

Step 1

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Run the installer, just Drag&Drop the CopyToPro.mzp file into the Autodesk 3Ds Max Viewport.
Or run CopyToPro.mzp using the Scripting → Run Script drop-down menu.

The entire installation process is in this video instruction. Another script (Prune Scene) is used as an example, but the process is absolutely identical for the CopyTo PRO!

Installation using Prune Scene as an example (Video)

Step 2

After starting the installer, you will see the following window:
installation wizard 1
Select the interface language, click Next.

Step 3

installation wizard 2
Read and agree to the license agreement, click Next.
(Full information about the Security Policy, Terms of Use and License Agreement is available on the official website Using this script, or any part of it, you automatically agree to all the terms!)

Step 4

installation wizard 3
At this step, you can customize the installation options. For example, where to create a button in the interface (Main Toolbar, Quad Menu, Main DropDown Menu) .
We recommend leaving all the default options and click Next
Below is a description of what each option does if you want to change anything.

Tool Bar (Recommended) - installs a button with an icon on the main toolbar.
Main DropDown Menu - creates a new drop-down menu named 3DGROUND next to the drop-down Help menu and sub-item CopyTo Pro. If other scripts from this site are installed, they will be added to the 3DGROUND drop-down menu.
Quad Menu - for this script, items in the Quad Menu will be created forcibly.

Use HiDPI icons - use (SVG) vector icons for high resolution monitors. If your 3Ds Max is greater than 2018, which has official support for higher resolution monitors, you can enable this option. Icons will work for regular monitors as well as monitors with higher pixel density.
(It should be noted that for some unknown reason, some users (about 15%) may not display HiDPI icons. Therefore, the option is disabled by default - No. You can enable this option, but if your icon disappears in the interface, just reinstall the script with the default option - No)
Setup Options - you can select Install or Remove script.

Step 5

installation wizard 4
At this step, the installer copies all files and creates menu items. You will need to click Yes if the installer does not have enough rights to copy. See screenshot below:
If you click No, there is no guarantee that the script will work correctly and all files will be copied!

Step 6

installation wizard 5
If the installation was successful, you will see the following window. Click Finish to exit the installer.
You can now run the script from the Main Toolbar or the 3DGROUND dropdown menu.
copyto pro toolbar icons
copyto pro installed quad menu
Depending on the settings selected during installation, these icons in the screenshot may not appear in the interface.


Run the installer and follow the instructions. For details, see Installation - Step 1, Step 2, Step3.
copyto pro uninstall option
At this step of choosing installation options, select Remove, see the screenshot above for details. 
Click Next and follow the instructions.

During the uninstallation process, if the installer does not have enough rights, you will need to click Yes in the UAC window, see the screenshot below:
After successful removal, you will see a window:
copyto pro uninstall


multilanguage interface
In new versions of CopyTo PRO, support for different interface languages ​​has been added.
Currently the following languages ​​are supported: English, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Vietnamese.

You can select the interface language during the installation of CopyTo PRO or after launching it.

Select your language interface from the Language dropdown menu and the interface will instantly be displayed in the selected language, without having to reopen the script.

The list of languages ​​was not compiled at random. The languages ​​that have made the most purchases have been added.
If you want to see CopyTo PRO in your native language, buy a license and support the script itself, maybe your language will be included in the next version?!

Grammatical errors and mistakes in translation are not excluded, write in the comments if you find any inaccuracies.
Or, we can provide all the tools you need to edit the language file!

How to use

Step 1

Select one or more objects.
how to use copyto pro copy objects
Call the contextual Quad Menu by clicking the right mouse button in the Viewport.
And click Copy Objects to copy the objects.

Step 2

how to use copyto pro paste objects
In the same or another 3Ds Max scene, click Paste Objects.
The objects will be pasted!
copyto pro objects pasted notify


To open the settings menu:
- Click the right mouse button to open QuadMenu
- Click the CopyTo Settings item

Or click on the CopyTo PRO icon in the Toolbar.
copyto pro settings main
Clipboard Version (* .max) - in which version to save the temporary file with the model. The default is Both.
To avoid compatibility issues of some modifiers with older versions of 3Ds Max, use the Both option. In this case, two temporary files will be saved for the current version and the minimum 3Ds Max.

The script will itself determine which version of the file should be used for insertion.
If the Same option is selected, the buffer file will be saved in the current version. This means that you will not be able to insert objects into the younger version of 3Ds Max.

Zoom to Objects After Paste - if selected, the objects will be in focus and in the center of the Viewport after paste.

Auto Rename Duplicate Objects - automatically rename duplicate objects.
Auto Rename Mtl Duplicates - automatically rename duplicate materials.

These options are disabled by default. If there are conflicts with duplicates, you will have to manually confirm the action.

Notifications - select the style of notifications. There are 3 options available: no notifications, old style, and a balloon prompt.
By default, the baloon prompt.

Save Clipboard Path (*.max) - the folder where the temporary clipboard file will be saved.

You can even specify a network path!
If you install one network folder on several computers, so you can quickly exchange models/objects with your teammates.

Open folder (Open Folder) - will open the folder in the file manager Windows.

Use Network Buffer Pool - this option enables an additional rollout Network Buffer Pool, with which you can exchange 3D objects with your team members directly via the local network. For more details, read the next section. (Available only in the full licensed version)

Network Buffer Pool

copyto pro settings network buffer pool how to use
This section is available only if you have purchased a licensed version of CopyTo PRO.
Network Buffer Pool - allows you to exchange 3D objects with other members of your team using a local network.

Before starting work, all team members must do the preliminary configuration. You must specify a Shared network path. This is a network folder - on your server, NAS or any computer on the network (which is always on), to which all team members have access and have permission to write files. All team members must select the same folder!

Save to Pool - select 3D objects in the scene and click this button. The scene with the objects will be saved in the network folder and other users will see your computer name in the list.

The user needs to press the Refresh button to refresh the list, or to restart this script.

When you select a name from the list, you will see the date and time the network buffer was saved. In this way, you can find out whether the buffer was recently saved.

Usually, users who want to exchange 3D objects agree on this in advance. The first user saves the buffer Save to Pool, the other must select a computer name from the list and click Merge Pool .

Each user saves the current selection of objects only under his own name. One user occupies one menu item in the list, always.

Delete - removes the saved buffer from the list. This helps to keep the list to a minimum.
Any user can remove any buffer from the list!

n other words, the whole system works quite simply, objects are saved to a file over the network, and another user makes them Merge. Each user can only save one file. The file is named with the user's name, in fact, which can be seen in the list.
Also near the username, in parentheses, the version of 3Ds Max is written, for understanding or you can use this clipboard.

Update system

The automatic update system allows you to download and install a new version of the script in quiet mode.
The update is available only for those who have purchased a license key!
copyto pro settings update rollout
Click the Check For Updates button.
If new updates are available, you will see a green indicator with the new version.
copyto pro updates
Click Update To Latest Version and wait a few seconds. After a successful update, you will see a message:
updates success
Restart CopyTo PRO and enjoy the new version 😊.


This script is distributed under a shareware license. This means that you can use CopyTo PRO absolutely free!
All basic functions will be available for free, except for the automatic update function by click of a button Check for Updates or other items specified in the "Obtain license" section. below.
We really hope that you will not remain indifferent and read this block of text to the end.

Unfortunately, the development and various kinds of improvement of this software is impossible without your support, both tangible and intangible.

In addition to the basic functions, the script added: quick updates, multilanguage interface, convenient installer, well-described manual in several languages ​​- all thanks to your support!
We really appreciate your contribution to development, be it purchasing a license, reposting or liking on social networks, recommending to a colleague, reviewing on a video hosting or forum, suggestion for improvement, your feedback, and more. And we are grateful to you for your indifference to this product!

At the same time, we are well aware that not everyone can make a tangible contribution - without such an opportunity, for example, being a student or not receiving income from your work in 3Ds Max, and we do not require this from you. Therefore, we made the product free to use for absolutely everyone! We perfectly understand the inconvenience of subscriptions or the dependence of the license on the version, or other ways to stimulate sales and repeat purchases - so we abandoned this in favor of convenience and made lifetime licenses.

We hope for your understanding and desire to really help the development of our resource. The complexity of development increases with each new release, and lifetime low-cost license keys do not bring super-profits. If you want the project to develop and improve - purchase a license key.

By purchasing a license, you are not only contributing to the future of this software, but also encouraging other useful products.
After all, we are trying for you 😊!
For a more detailed description of what features the license provides, read below...

Purchase License

Obtain License

  • You will disable the modal window when you run the script, where you need to press 1, 2 or 3 to close it
  • Lifetime updates will be available to you
  • You will not be shown random messages requesting the purchase of the script
  • You will have an update option at the click of a button Check for Updates
  • You will be notified by email about the release of each major release
  • You will support the author and continue to develop this script
  • You will receive full support
  • You will be able to participate in the development of the script

License Agreement

  • This software is free for everyone to use
  • You can use almost all the functions of this software for free
  • You can use 1 (one) license key for a maximum of 2 (two) computers (Home and Work)
  • The author does not bear any responsibility for the possible loss of data on your computer or other damages associated with this software
  • You may not transfer to third parties persons or sub-lease the license key
  • You are not entitled to profit from the use or provision of the license key, either for direct commercial, monetary or other benefit
(This license agreement is an excerpt from the general rules. For more information about the License Agreement, Security Policy and Terms of Use, please visit By using this software, you automatically agree to all the rules and policies described on this site.)

License Message

Every time you start CopyTo PRO, you will see a message asking you to buy a license.
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To close this window, press 1, 2 or 3.
Look at the message "For close this window press button #...".
By closing this window, you can continue to use all functions for free (except for those indicated above in the "Obtain license" section).
Purchase a license key so that this window is no longer displayed!

Purchase and using a license key

To purchase a license key, go to the product page:

CopTo PRO Page

Or click on the link >> Press here for buy License Key <<, in the script license window.
You will be redirected to the payment page.
This script uses a shareware license! Please purchase a license key to support the author to continue development and support the script itself.

You can use the license key on a maximum of 2 computers (Home & Work).
Your license will work permanently and you will receive lifetime updates!
Choose a convenient payment method. Please fill in your Name, Surname and your email correctly.
Please provide correct information when making a purchase! A message with a license key will be sent to your email address!
After payment, find your license key on the email you specified. Find it and copy it to clipboard.
purchase license key
Paste the key you copied into the license notification window.
enter license key
If you did everything correctly, when you start the script, you will no longer see the license message.
And, in the License rollout, there will be a message about the lifetime license.
press buy license key


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