Updated on April 30, 2019



With CopyTo you can copy objects and paste them into the current scene or between open windows 3Ds Max.
Pasting objects will work even after the reopening 3Ds Max or restart the computer.
Copying can also occur between the different versions of 3Ds Max.
For example, you can copy objects from 3Ds Max version 2016 in to 2013 or vice versa.


3Ds Max 2011 and greater


  • Easy and fast installation
  • Copying objects between different windows 3Ds Max
  • Copy between different versions of 3Ds Max *
  • Notice of copying and pasting
  • Settings
By donate the script, you will support the creator to continue the development and support this script itself.


In the latest CopyTo used Universal Installer, which allows you to automatically copy necessary files, and add the buttons to the Tool Bar and QuadMenu.).

Step 1

Run the installer, just Drag&Drop CopyTo.mzp in to 3D Studio Max window.
Or execute from Scripting → Run Script.
copyto run script

Step 2

After run the installer you can see the next window.
copyto installation message
Done! CopyTo has been installed!

Step 3

Check whether created the necessary items in the Quad Menu: CopyTo and PasteFrom.
copyto installed in quad menu
If menu items not created please read the FAQ section.


Step 1

Open menu Сustomize → Customize User Interface.
copyto unistall run customize user interfaceStep 2
Open tab Quads.
copyto uninstall from 3d max

Step 3

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Find the CopyTo and PasteFrom items and delete them,
just press right mouse button and choose the Delete Menu Item.

How to use

Step 1

Select an object or multiple objects.

Step 2

copyto how to use copy from quad menu
Click the right mouse button, then press CopyTo for copy objects.

Step 3

copyto how to use paste from quad menu
In the same or a new scene, or in another window 3Ds Max press PasteFrom.
Objects are inserted!


copyto settings window
To open the settings menu:
  • Click the right mouse button to open the Quad Menu
  • Without closing the Quad Menu, press Shift
  • Without releasing the key Shift select the PasteFrom
Auto Rename Duplicate Objects - Automatically renames duplicate objects.Auto Rename Mtl Duplicates - Automatically renames duplicate materials.

By default, these options are disabled.


We recommend that you use the default values!


How scipt works?

When you copy the object script store it in clipboard.max file in the temporary folder.

When you paste, merge objects from clipboard.max.
So you can do the past, even after restarting the 3Ds Max or restart the computer.

clipboard.max saved by default the lowest supported version of the current 3Ds Max,
so if you copy objects from the 2016 version in to 2012, the objects are not pasted.

But from the 2012 version, you can paste in to 2016 without any problems.

How to open the folder where the temporary file clipboard.max?

Click the right mouse button, press the Shift key on your keyboard, select PasteFrom menu item, press "Open Temp Folder" in the open window.

Can I copy from the 2011 version to the 2016 version?


When copying from 2016 version to version 2011, nothing happens?

3Ds Max can save 3 versions below. Accordingly, from 2016, you can copy only for the 2013 - 2016 versions.

It does not copy objects, even in the current version?

Try to reinstall the script by running the first 3Ds max by Administrator.


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