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

Is there any way you can get

Is there any way you can get me a sample file that crashes (something relatively small)? If it does indeed crash it, I'll give you a free license of the script for your help. I'll send you an email regarding this now.


colinsenner's picture

Yep, fully compatible with

Yep, fully compatible with Max 2012.

cecofuli's picture


Hi Colin
first, thank for the script. But, I don't know why, now I've this error:

-- Incompatible types: 734380, and undefined

I reinstalled the, delete my maxstart, but I've the same problem :/

danielmn's picture

is this compatible with max 2012

is this compatible with max 2012

i keep relink and it, just strip all paths

may the polys be with you

Vipera's picture

How can I select what I need

How can I select what I need if I cannot see the file name in a list?

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colinsenner's picture

I agree with the suggestion,

I agree with the suggestion, however it's quite easy to see the full path if you click on the missing map (or double-click), the script will paste the full path above the missing maps, allowing you to copy the full path.


Vipera's picture

Window "Missing Bitmaps" should be able to change size

I cannot use this script because I have long bitmap paths and window "Missing Bitmaps" is modal. So, I cannot see the full path.

colinsenner's picture

Haha, I'm no Einstein, but

Haha, I'm no Einstein, but the compliment is a good sentiment. Enjoy!


babo's picture


thank you very much einstein for this free useful script. . .

crystal3d's picture

the internal update feature caused a bug here..

hello , this great script is giving problems after:

it asked me if i wanted to update to new version and i chose "later"
now it gives me this error when i run it

--Unable to convert: undefined to type : Integer.

now i will try a fresh install

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