HCG Asset Browser PRO

146 votes
Version: 
1.3.2
Date Updated: 
07/07/2014
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

Features:

- 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.

 

Installation:

  • 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: 
AttachmentSize
hcgab_1.3.2.zip2.79 MB

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Gregssc's picture

Just a little bug...

Hi CHico, and thx for your amazing script.

Just a little question, maybe someone here could help me.
In my reference render scene for thumbnail, there is a camera.
It is not used when I render a thumbnail in the browser.
"Use model camera" is checked in the parameters.

Should I rename it in a different way ? Or use a Vraycam ?

Lot of tries, no differences.

Thx for all
Greg

Francisco Hermida's picture

Sorry for the long time away,

Sorry for the long time away, I updated the link to a temporary one, I still need to put the new website online.

I would love to make it an open source code, but first there are some third party plugins and code that I can't make public and second is that this script was basically my first programming project, it's difficult to understand, maintain or update.

Even for me I need to probably rewrite the code to understand it again.

I'm totally interested in keep working on that project as a contribution to the community, as soon as I have required stability and free time for it.

For anyone having problems to run the script try these steps:
- run 3dsmax as admin
- save updated render presets and .max files on the script folder in order to have the render preview working properly.

othoap's picture

This is not the first script

This is not the first script to go MIA.

It'd be great if authors would allow others to pick up were they stop. Scriptspot could make a community user account that a group could contribute to project. It's done all the time with other open source software.

Chico would you be willing to let people continue your great work?

If your looking for something in the mean time try this. Type assetBrowser.open () in the listener and hit enter. Not as nice as HCG-AB but better then nothing. Remember type assetBrowser.open () in the command line, select it then drag and drop that anywhere on your UI will make a button.

othoap's picture

Norton's Warring

I get a Norton's Warring from that link.

othoap's picture

Notron Warring

I got a Notron's Warring when I click on this link

lord_vogel's picture

alternative

is there an alternative to the HCG Asset Browser or can someone tell me why my Asset Browser 124 dont let me configure the Rendering Prefrences?

Error Message:

"-- Unable to convert: "" to type: BooleanClass"

greeting vogel

mustafa mamdouh's picture

Wish!!

I wish if this script get back to life it's already offered a great help to us
Expecting more ...

thanks to scriptspot community

mustafa mamdouh's picture

Wish!!

I wish if this script get back to life it's already offered a great help to us
Expecting more ...

thanks to scriptspot community

cecofuli's picture

Where are you?

Hello Chico Hermida

nice script, one of the best on scriptspot. But.. where are you :) we need some upgrade and bug-fix ;)

tassel's picture

Link below

As I've said before, see some posts below. Hihi;)

http://chicohermida.tempsite.ws/scripts/hcgab_124.exe

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

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