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: 

FIXING .NET error:

  1. Right click the .ZIP file and click Properties
  2. Click unblock button in "General" tab.

Warning: There is no automated installation process, 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.

 v1.3.2 (2014-07-07):

  • Fixed incompatibility with 3ds max 2015

v1.3.1 (2013-12-17):

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: 
hcgab_1.3.2.zip2.79 MB


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jonahhawk's picture

site is down

it appears this domain is no longer valid. anyone know a mirror for the latest download?

mustafa mamdouh's picture

Hi Chico

Is there any intends to continue developing this great script?

thanks to scriptspot community

carlos's picture

I use this script on max

I use this script on max 2010, now i move to max 2012 and almost everything work´s well.
i have problems when i try to render material thumbnails, "Maxscript dotNet event handler Exception"
If someone got the solution it will be great.

tassel's picture

See some posts below ;)

See some posts below ;)

Raymond H.Ingebretsen - http://www.homme3d.com

MarkD's picture

Any idea where I can get

Any idea where I can get this? It looks like the site is down...

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crystal3d's picture

Hello Chico!

it would be great if it did also show "folders+jpgs" as thumbnails like this:

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RAVEN_NQR's picture

Provide documentation please!

Where can I get the documentation for this amazing script?
The link above to Hermida's website is not working. If anyone of you have it, please let me know!

How do I snap object to surface? I have the "use surface" box ticked and I'v tried every combination that I can think of.

Why isn't there any documentation in the help menu!! :)

Please help.

Marioguerson's picture

Broken links!

I want to download this!
Does it work on a network with the assets in a server???
Can anybody kindly pass it to me???
god bless!

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