HCG Asset Browser PRO

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Author Name: 
Francisco Hermida

Ver 1.2 - Check the New Video

HCG Asset Browser now FREE!

Current version:1.3.2

Additional Info: 

 v1.3.2 (2014-07-07):

  • Fixed incompatibility with 3ds max 2015

v1.3.1 (2013-12-17):

Warning: There is no automated installation process in this version, read the readme.txt inside the hcgab folder for more information  

  • Installation folder is now C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsMax\2014 - 64bit\ENU\scripts
  • Settings file is now xml
  • When saving new models it will ask if you want to save the associated textures to a subfolder on the same folder were the model will be saved, the textures are renamed to "modelname - texturename" and reasigned to the respective bitmaps.

Know issues:

  • A few material features are broken at the moment.
  • The script will not import old settings.

  v1.2.5 (2012-10-31):

  • Fixed a bug with 3ds max 2013 product update 4

v1.2.4 (2010-11-07):

  • Fixed a bug when loading assets with invalid path.
  • Materials: Removed a error when trying to apply others types of items than materials like maps in the Materials categories.
  • Materials: Reorganized "UVW Set." Panel
  • Materials: Included support to save/apply VrayDisplacementMod with materials
    - At the moment it only save and load the bitmap path of the VrayDisplacementMod "Texmap' slot. "Use object mtl" to store complex Texmap


This script is Free to use


- See and generate thumbnails for your Models, Materials and Textures.
- With few clicks add Models, Materials and Textures to the scene.
- Paint geometry in the scene with a model in your Library.
- Apply materials with automatic UVWmap. The script save uvwmap information for future use.
- Replace models in your scene with another Model of your choice.
- Drag and drop textures to material maps.
- Clean and easy to use interface.
- Advanced options to fit your workflow.



  • Download installation file
  • Execute installation file
  • Start 3ds max
  • Go to Customize>Customize User Interface>Keyboard or Toolbars> Category "HCG"> command "HCG Asset Browser PRO"
  • Assign a shortcut
  • Activate the shortcut


Version Requirement: 
3ds Max 2014
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niem987's picture

double click

hi, i double click on the thumbnail then right click in the viewport to place.then shift+left click to rotate

niem987's picture

search box

it's been faded on my for a while too, greyed out

gazarika's picture

Why I cant use the

Why I cant use the search?
its faded!!!?

vitul3ddesigns's picture

Drag and drop issues

Hi Francisco.

I've just installed HCG pro for max 2015, all loads up fine, can add libraries etc. But when we try to drag and drop library assets into the scene it gives us the standard Open/Merge/Xref dialogue as though it is drageed from the desktop etc.

Any help would be appreciated!


fatalorganizma's picture

thumbnail render error.

When i try to thumbnail render i get an error " unable to convert: undefined to type: Integer" anyone has any idea ?

gazarika's picture

That would be awsome

Could you add this feature when we drage to merge the model only without the scene camera or lights

MrDojo's picture

runtime error 3dsmax2015

I really really want to use it.. but whenever I try installing this I get a runtime error :/ !

Warkama's "fix" did not work for me sadly..

Anyone ??

rachka's picture

Fix 3ds max 2014 runtime error

Put a HCGAB folder also in C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsMax\2014 - 64bit\ENU\scripts\
This is a folder from the Customize Menu > Configure System paths, in 3ds Max. The address may vary according to different users. The error says there is no such folder in this location. So put that folder there in order to be found.

placerouge's picture

Same error

An Issue for this ? :c

3dwannab's picture

Works 2015

Much wow sir. Thank you.

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