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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trick's picture

Collin, As you can see in


As you can see in the CollectoRex thread, there is no reaction from him either. Nothing compared to this thread ;)

colinsenner's picture

Bah, good luck contacting

Bah, good luck contacting him then, it's hard to reply to everybody :)

trick's picture

Collin, CollectoREX seemed


CollectoREX seemed like a nice tool if the author would answer my emails and the tool did not crash in Max2010Design.

colinsenner's picture

@Kutsanan - Let me know how

@Kutsanan - Let me know how it works for you :) Any donation is fine, and as trick said, that's the deal :)

@mankin - thank YOU very much

@trick - I can definitely write something if it comes to that, just curious have you tried Tertium Organum CollectoREX? What does it not collect that you need support for?

mankin's picture

thanks very much

thanks very much

kutsanan's picture

just an idea honestly your

just an idea honestly your scipt very useful for me after my new project i ll make the donation ;) i ll add some images soon...

trick's picture

Kutsanan, If you are really


If you are really nagged by this dialog, you are probably using this script a lot. So you should simply make a donation, after which you will get a keyfile that removes the nag-screen ;)

kutsanan's picture

Thank you Colin version 2.0

Thank you Colin version 2.0 works great but can u integrate donation link to banner? that will be fine i think ;) i ll add some images soon...

trick's picture

Collin, Yes I have tried all


Yes I have tried all kinds of utilities for this. But they either crash, are not compatible with some plugins I use, have strange licensing systems, are not updated regularly or do not support ALL assets visible in Max's asset tracker. I just keep hoping for one script/plugin that takes care of ALL my asset handling ;)

colinsenner's picture

I'll look into it, though

I'll look into it, though there are some utilities that already do this on this site, I'll check into it asap.

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