Current developer (and probably future public) builds of DCC PhysX plug-ins have interesting feature – you can switch your simulation engine and feature set between two different PhysX SDK versions – SDK 2.8 (as in all previous plug-ins) and new SDK 3.0
However, in latest 2.61 PhysX plug-in for 3ds Max you can already enable PhysX SDK 3.0 mode, as suggested by opethism and further explained by Blake:
All you need is to add npx.UsePhysXPlugin(2) line to px_globals.ms file,
located at “\3ds Max 2012\stdplugs\stdscripts\(PhysX)“.
Final code should look like this:
fn PxInitializePlugin =
try ( nvpx.InitializePhysX listener )
catch ( format nvpxText.TXT_GLOBALS_WARN_NO_DLM; )
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In this mode, one particular feature will be very usefull for PhysX developers – ability to export your scene in RepX format, currently only one serialization format supported in PhysX SDK 3.
Other than that, most simulation features are seems to be working (except for Viewer tool), but stability is not quaranteed.