HCG Asset Browser PRO

Date Updated: 
Author Name: 
Francisco Hermida

Ver 1.2 - Check the New Video

HCG Asset Browser now FREE!

Current version:1.3.1

Additional Info: 


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
Video URL: 


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4strings4ever's picture

What am i missing??

Hey ...

again great tool, i had some problems getting some options to work, like i don't have access to the Merge Perpenadicular option as seen around the 1min mark in the Assets Pro clip ... then i kind of figured out that i was not installing version 1.3.1 but the 1.2.4 one as stated in the About of the Help menu ...

so, could someone point me to the latest version please

many thanks

4strings4ever's picture

Great Tool!!

I just have to say it .. think is a great tool!!

thanks you for that ..

i was just wondering how, in the Asset Pro demo clip (around the 55sec mark), you get the chairs to face the table when you copy them ... i've been trying to replicate that and had no luck as of yet.

so please, what's the trick??


3dwannab's picture


Thank you for this wonderful script. You should defiantly set up some sort of donate button on your website. Well worth contributing to. :]

trofei's picture

Installation file HCG

Installation file HCG Asset Browser 1.3.1

trofei's picture

Installation file HCG

Installation file HCG Asset Browser 1.3.1. INSTALLATION FOR MAX 2014

hcgab_131.rar 2.23 MB
JimHoux's picture

Provide Un-encrypted Script

Francisco Hermida,

Would you mind releasing an unencrypted version of this with regular MS file instead of an MSE file? It would be very nice for other people to be able to maintain this script and develop bug fixes in the event that you become unable to support it.

Please consider.

Thank you,

eyepiz's picture

Model Lights


Thank you for the update!...Finally Works in Max 2014. We have Found that no matter what we do the model lights do not render in the preview, only the scene lights Render I'm I missing something?

I would appreciate any assistance.

We are using V-Ray lights.

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leolozone's picture

Hi, you must change

Hi, you must change 3dsmax.exe.config. You can find it in here;C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2014. Open with notepad and add the command line

<loadFromRemoteSources enabled="true"/> 

Finally it looks like;

<?xml version="1.0"?> 


  <startup useLegacyV2RuntimeActivationPolicy="true">

    <supportedRuntime version="v4.0"/>



<loadFromRemoteSources enabled="true"/> 



    <assert assertuienabled="false"/>



Save and close. I hope this could be your solution as well.

legendofpersia's picture

hey thank you ive been

hey thank you ive been waiting for this whole year!

but unfortunately i get this error " --Runtime error:dotnet runtime exception: An attempt was made to load an assembly from a network location which would have caused the assembly to be sandboxed in preious versions of .Net Framework. This release of the .Net framework does not enable CAS policy by default, so this load may be dangerous. if this load is not intended to sandbox the assembly, please enable the loadfromremoatesources swtich. see http://go.micsrosoft.com/fwlink/?linkId=155569 for more information"

could u see into it? i tried to fix it but no chance

yunusbbayram's picture

a request

alt + left click + drag back and forth = Resize

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