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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allimran's picture

Chico Hermida Thanks for the

Chico Hermida Thanks for the Great Script
But when try to paint some thing in max 2010 64x
Got an error reading

"Type error: Call needs function or class,got : udefined"

How to over come this

Francisco Hermida's picture

Crystal3D, Currently I'm


Currently I'm working in the update 1.2 fixing some small bugs and polishing the script, this update will come also with a Video showing all the little tricks that you can do with it.

Answering your questions:
+ Yes, is possible to make quality previews with the help of custom models, you just need to change your custom scenes, and tweak render preset, with this you can make any render quality as you want.

* The currently version has old vray presets, if you are using vray it will look strange since old vray presets don't seem to be compatible with the new versions, so i will update these presets in the new update.

+ I will include support to delete unnecessary objects, like cameras and lights, in a checkbox. Mainly it will be a merge property, so if you want to remove it from a model to make a new preview, you just merge the model to the scene, and it will delete camera and lights automatically, than you delete the plane, select the model again, and use the context menu option "Replace content with selection", it will overwrite your model file with the selection without the light camera and ground.

- I can't include this feature since it would break the speed of the script when you render multiple thumbnails, unless that you are thinking about this to solve another issue.

crystal3d's picture

have not responded me

have not responded me yet...think you are busy.. but i overcome of that problem...

it is possible to have studio quality previews with the help of custom model scene that uses vray? i created a custom model scene but the results dont look the same... working on it...


rightclick "modify preview" option.

it lets you remove unneccessary polygons "like ground plane,lights" from model and re render the preview.


A confirmation for overwriting the old preview image, like in acdsee that shows the old preview next to new one.

crystal3d's picture

just did that, looking

just did that, looking forward to your response

Francisco Hermida's picture

duke2: I tried to replicate


I tried to replicate this problem here, but it is working without this problem, here i must have network folders, for my personal use, if you can send more details through e-mail would be great in order to fix this problem for you.

I will need your max version, windows version, the exact path that you are trying, if you can test network folders in others assets like materials and textures.

Francisco Hermida's picture

crystal3d please contact me

please contact me and i will fix it for you.

Francisco Hermida's picture

Carlos: Hi, please make sure


Hi, please make sure that you are double clicking the model, and have the correct renderer selected in order to make the proxy (metal ray or vray).

It is working in max 2010 x64 with windows 7, but if you have a specific problem I will need to check.

If you continue to have any problem just e-mail me using this link:

crystal3d's picture

Hello Hermida, Have some

Hello Hermida,
Have some problems with the script but i am still excited about it.

I have used previous versions as demo and removed them sometime ago, now finally, you have made an evaluation copy but it starts as "already expired 15/15"

"call needs function or class" what is this btw?

GeorgeR's picture

With the new version, I can't

With the new version, I can't seem to be able to add network folders. For example, I want to set the Model folder to \\computer\e\folder\. This used to work, but now it doesn't and just points to desktop.

carlos's picture

nice scrip indeed but here on

nice scrip indeed but here on max2010 x64 with windows7 i cant merge using vrmesh button, cant use shift+click to rotate and nothing works, only the thumb and drag and drop object.

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