Relink Bitmaps

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Colin Senner

 2.11 Changelog:

  • Fixed bug where Relink Bitmaps wouldn't launch
  • Fixed bug with 'Search Max File Path' option
  • Resizable missing bitmaps window (finally)

2.10 Changelog:

  • Added support for FStorm Render - Bitmaps/Lights/Proxies, thanks to Nikita Gushchin!
  • Fixed the "$directory not recognized" error
  • [NEW] Option to automatically search the Max scene directory

2.09 Changelog:

  • CoronaBitmap / CoronaProxy / CoronaLight support added (this didn't get added to 2.08 even though I meant it to).
  • Changed the functionality of the read-only browse (because I didn't like how I did it last verison)
  • Fixed the stupid error with the "RemindMe=" bug that users experienced when they pressed "Remind Me in a week"
  • Octane render is still impossible for me to support at the moment, they handled filenames strangely.  Contact them if you want support added, my forum name on their forums is colinsenner.

2.08 Changelog:

  • Corona Render fully supported
  • Browse buttons are Read-only share friendly
  • Attempted to support Octane Render, but the way they are exposing their custom map types like Image_Texture are not in line with any other plugin I’ve seen, if you want Octane support, it’d be best to contact them on their forums or email directly to help me resolve the issue, they were unhelpful when I attempted to contact them to resolve this.  My forum name on Octane forums is colinsenner.

2.07 Changelog:

  • Point Cache files are now supported
  • Fixed ‘directory not recognized: $’ error
  • Long overdue change to the way missing bitmaps are displayed, they are now displayed filename first, as requested by 100s of you.  Sorry this took so long.

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


 This script will also automatically check for more recent versions of itself if you are connected to the internet and will let display the changelog so you can see what new features were added. 


Relink Bitmaps webpage:

Supported Max versions (32-bit and 64-bit): Max 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, Max 9 (service pack 1+)



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: 
3dsmax 9 (service pack 1+) - 3dsmax 2017
Video URL: 


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fajar's picture

@ kutsanan : maybe you

@ kutsanan : maybe you suppose to be use windows 7 RTM (16385....)

colinsenner's picture

I will check on this in 2

I will check on this in 2 weeks when Windows 7 is released, I'll pick it up immediately and check into it. Sorry for the long wait. If you could send me the file via email (in my contact information) I'll look right into it as soon as I can Kutsanan.


kutsanan's picture

i dont understand i was usin

i dont understand i was usin with win 7 7100 but now i cant.. with manuel install worked for 1 time then...

, i ll add some images soon... i ll add some images soon...

colinsenner's picture

I don't have Windows 7, so

I don't have Windows 7, so until it's released (Oct 22nd) here's what you can do. Download the newest version 2.01, "Relink Bitmaps v2.01.mzp" and rename it to "Relink Bitmaps". Open the zip file and manually copy these files to the following locations:

Copy these files to "maxroot\scripts\Relink Bitmaps" (usually "C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2009\scripts\Relink Bitmaps"):

Relink Bitmaps.mse
Relink Bitmaps_macro.mcr
Relink Bitmaps_macro.mcr

Copy these files to maxroot\ui\icons:


Then just goto maxscript->Run Script and run "Relink Bitmaps_macro.mcr", which will install it manually.

sorry for this problem, once I get win7 I'll take a look at it!


kutsanan's picture

hey colin after an upgrade

hey colin

after an upgrade and lot of problems i ve reinstall all my stuff but now i cant install relink can u help me about it?

im usin win 7 x64 and max 2009 x64 sp1 i ll add some images soon...

stenionet's picture

I have max 2009 and the last

I have max 2009 and the last service pack and when I click in the icon of "Relink Bitmaps", the program crash.

colinsenner's picture

Ah, cg_max_wu, like the

Ah, cg_max_wu, like the instructions say you need to download Service Pack 1 for Max9 for it to work properly, I've posted a link the Autodesk's site for downloading in a comment above :)

cg_max_wu's picture

hey,colinsenner~my max is

hey,colinsenner~my max is max9,i install this scripts,when i run it from the toolsbar,it pop an error!see the attachments,can you help me?let it working?

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le1setreter's picture

works great. many many

works great. many many thanks.

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