Relink Bitmaps

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Colin Senner

Relink Bitmaps is a script to easily relink all missing files (Bitmaps, VRayMeshes, Mental Ray Proxies, VRayHDRI, IES, etc) when they change directories or when you move computers, check out the short video tutorial below for more detailed information.

Unlike some other scripts of its kind, this is free!  There is a small donation link within the script if you choose to donate, I will remove the nag.  It is a simple licensing system, that does not force you to transfer network cards or be connected to the internet and will work with all versions of Max that are supported by the script.  If you choose to donate I'll be more than happy to license multiple computers as well.


[*] All 3dsmax supported Bitmap Texture types
[*] (new) Relinks Mental Ray Proxy files
[*] (new) Relinks VRay Proxies (.vrmesh)
[*] (new) Relinks VRayHDRI files
[*] (new) Relinks IES files (including VRayIES files)
[*] (new) Automatically checks for script updates and new versions
[*] 250% speed increase from previous versions
[*] Command-line mode available for automating repetative tasks (see documentation on the website)
[*] Configurable default user options saving button clicks and wasted time

Relink Bitmaps webpage:

Supported Max versions: Max 2018+
(Older versions should work, but are not supported moving forward)



Additional Info: 

(Watch the video for more detailed instructions for usage)

1. Run the .mzp file (Self-installing file)

2. In Max goto "Customize -> Customize User Interface -> Toolbars tab -> Category: ColinScripts->Relink Bitmaps" and drag "Relink Bitmaps" to a toolbar, click to run.

Version Requirement: 
Max 2018+
Video URL: 


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colinsenner's picture

I'd love to get this fixed

I'd love to get this fixed for you. Can you please send me a simple test scene that exhibits this problem to my email? You can use the contact page on my site:


locb's picture


I have problem with 3d max 2023, Vray 6 and relink bitmap 2.16.
RB does not show textures as missing, even though I moved them to another folder.
Maybe the problem is that I'm using a vraybitmap instead of a simple bitmap.

With corona 8 the problem is different, the textures are shown as missing but not relinked.

When i delet RB 2.16 and intall 2.14 everything works good.

MaximuM's picture

About RB on 2023


I think your issue is the normal behavior of RB, but I'm not 100% sure though, so worth checking the answer from the developer.

But I can confirm: I use RB on 3ds Max 2022, and bitmaps appearing as "Found" in the Asset Tracker appear as "Missing" in RB.

albertomaciel's picture

Problem on 2023

Hello! Everybody in our office who upgraded to 2023 and is using Relink Bitmaps is having a problem where the RelinkBitmaps triggers the "missing bitmap" for EVERY SINGLE BITMAP in the scene. Even if the bitmap is in a path added to "external files" in 3ds max. The native 3ds max asset tracker (shift+t), finds the bitmaps (all set as "found") but the relink bitmaps are saying that they're missing. Is there a fix to that? cause we rely a lot on RB and at this point, we don't know which maps were and weren't actually found. We need to check on the pre-historic asset tracker

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colinsenner's picture

Following up via email,

Following up via email to boximage, thanks for the report.

boximage's picture


After version 2.11 it is crashing to find the maps. I'm using 3dsmax2021

todor's picture

Thank you for the great

Thank you for the great script!

Chichman's picture

2018, 19, 20

When will the new versions be 2018, 2019, 2020...?'s picture

Site not working

Hello, Colin!
Your site is down. Please give there link to Relink Bitmaps.
Thank you for this excellent tool

colinsenner's picture

Hey Louis. Sorry this is

Hey Louis. Sorry this is belated 9 months. If you encounter issues, it's best to email me :). If you never found a solution, email me (listed on the download website) and we can figure it out.

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