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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runner_cui's picture

render thumbnail in max2009

render thumbnail in max2009 vray1.5sp4, maxscript dotnet event handler excption
--type error:call needs funtion or class,got:undefined

Francisco Hermida's picture

MichaelB: Please try to run

MichaelB: Please try to run as administrator to see if it solves the problem, if you continue to have problems please contact me using the contact form in my website http://www.hermidacg.com/contact/

fajar: please can you give more details about the error that you are getting in max 2009, did you try to run as administrator?

fajar's picture

well its kind of very buggy

well its kind of very buggy in max 2009, I right click it and its error and then max close....

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MichaelB's picture

I encounter problems on 3DS

I encounter problems on 3DS 2011*64 MAXScript dotNet event handler Exception: --Runtime error:dotNet runtime exception: Parameter is not valid. upon opening the test library.
Any idea?

Francisco Hermida's picture

Hi Juang3d, You can define

Hi Juang3d,

You can define where your library is located and use existent ones. Just use the menu Customize > Preferences, and click the buttons, models, materials and textures, to add, modify or remove a path.

The default model "Library Example" is located in your 3dsmax\script\hcgab\ folder just to give an idea of what you can setup.

You can use network paths as well to share your library with all the studio, you can have someone organizing models while another one is merging the object to a scene, that is the goal of the script, make libraries organized, fast and easy to access.

juang3d's picture

Hi Chico. I have a question

Hi Chico.

I have a question regarding HCG Asset Browser, where are the libraries located? can i configure the path where the script saves the models and the libraries? in fact, can this path be a network path shared with all the studio?

Cheers and thanks for the answer, your script looks good :)

fajar's picture

FREE NOW ?! whats in your


whats in your mind Chico ? btw thank millions for that.....

hope it goes well with you.

Francisco Hermida's picture

Hi Carlos, Yes now it is free

Hi Carlos,

Yes now it is free without any limitation, enjoy!!

Just to avoid any confusion, the script will continue to be developed.

carlos's picture

hello, its free? so can i use

hello, its free? so can i use it without limitations?
just to say its a must have script

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