HCG Asset Browser

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Version: 
0.71 beta
Author Name: 
Chico Hermida

NEW Video!!!

HCG Asset Browser Interface

Features:

  • Display thumbnails of your models (an image with the same name of the max file needed )
  • Example models to show how to arrange your own libraries
  • Merge as vrayproxy: convert the model and save .vrmesh
  • Merge on references: the model will replace the selected objects, good to replace autocad blocks
  • Paint mode over surfaces good to vegetations and other models
Additional Info: 

Update 0.71 BETA:

  • Add model button: add a new model with the selected objects in the selected category
  • Add category button: add a new category in the selected category
  • Thumbnail
    render: left click on the thumbnail to render (use the current scene
    renderer) only works with default scanline and Vray. Carefull with the
    renderer settings, this is a Experimental function.
  • Thumbnail render settings
  • Renderer filter settings
  • Refresh was improved
  • Display as box on/off button
  • Corrected the bug when cancel the library path change

How to use:

  • Need a surface to merge the model
  • Click on the thumbnail of  the model to loading this to the scene
  • Select a surface and start to create instances of the model
  • Click: merge the model 1 time
  • Shift + Click: Rotate the model
  • Ctrl pressed: Paint the model on the surface

Change to your library path on preferences, need to refresh after change

Installation

  1. Download installation file "HCG_Asset_Browser.rar"
  2. Unzip to root folder of 3ds max
  3. Start 3ds max
  4. Go to Customize>Customize User Interface>Keyboard or Toolbars, Category "HCG", command HCG Asset Browser
  5. Assign a shortcut
  6. Activate the shortcut

Installation Library Example

  1. Download installation file "HCG_Asset_Browser_Library_Example.rar"
  2. Unzip to root folder of 3ds max

Only tested on 3ds max 2009 64bits
Inspired by the Basic Asset Manager by Gavin Greenwalt

User review of HCG Asset Browser(Thanks Bona):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnUAD8FH_14

Video URL: 

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Santos's picture

3ds max 2014 version

Ola Francisco,

Any chance to make it work on Max Design 2014 version?

This is just what we need to organize our massive library, can't wait to start use it!

Obrigado!

Marcio

fajar's picture

no need like pro is OK too, I

no need like pro is OK too, I just need its function anyway and I hope the limitation not the quantity of object.

Francisco Hermida's picture

i will release a free version

i will release a free version with limited features soon, using the same interface as the pro version.

whereareyou's picture

free version for max 2010 ??

free version for max 2010 ??

duke2's picture

I am in the same boat as

I am in the same boat as raistlin. I'd be willing to purchase right now so that you can justify spending more time on it and I can start my library!

raistlin's picture

Hi I'm interest by your hcg

Hi

I'm interest by your hcg browser and i'd like to start my 3D library as soon as possible, cool you post a beta version to start the job as soon as possible (an update of your free script but which work right with v2010 please) and could you tell us a price for your job? (like vray multilight ? or more? i'm thinking that 30$ is a right price for exemple...

Thanks !

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trick's picture

And PLEASE make a Freelancer

And PLEASE make a Freelancer version that you can use on both Workstation and Laptop, and that can be transfered easily between computers !!!!!!

cecofuli's picture

It's possible to buy right

It's possible to buy right now the "beta version"? Or, do you have a date for the final release Smile

Francisco Hermida's picture

cecofuli: The pro version

cecofuli: The pro version will be compatible with the free version, you will can choice the thumb size, and the network path will work. The free version will be updated too but will be limited of features.

duke2: I will release the commercial version working as a demo like you said and will have the possibility to activate the script to a full version.

cecofuli's picture

The script not work with

The script not work with network path. For example, if I set in the preference a path like that:

\\Xeon\Work\Proxy

The script not work. And I've an error if i right click for render the thumb. 

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