Relink Bitmaps

487 votes
Version: 
2.08
Date Updated: 
03/04/2015
Author Name: 
Colin Senner

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.

 

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Features:

[*] 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:

http://www.colinsenner.com/scripts/relink-bitmaps

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

 This tool is available to the community for free, but I kindly request if you see the value in time this tool saves you, that you donate whatever you can to help me pay off student loans. Every donation helps immensely. I do however understand that we’re all kind of in tough times and I understand if you aren’t able to donate immediately at this time. To donate simply click the “Donate!” button on the script. I am suggesting $4.99 for an individual, but whatever you can spare will insure the future development of this script and updates. 


If you can't donate now, I hope it saves you time and headaches.

Be well everyone,
- Colin 

 

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: 
3ds max 9 (service pack 1+)
Video URL: 

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colinsenner's picture

only for themaxxer on the

only for themaxxer on the vray forums :)

Absolutely, I'll update this in the next few days with some saved quick paths

themaxxer's picture

great script, thanks for

great script, thanks for this.

 

it would be nice, if you could add a favorit list to save links. I ever have to point the same drive or folder. is this possible?

 

best regards

themaxxer 

spot's picture

what a godsend! it worked

what a godsend! it worked perfectly here (3dsmax 9).

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spot - www.nothing.ch

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spot - www.nothing.ch

colinsenner's picture

Absolutely, I hope this tool

Absolutely, I hope this tool helps you in your pipeline. Please check out version 1.03 as it's functionality has been improved! and let me know your frustrations and successes with this script!

Cheer,
Colin

brittnell's picture

Thanks for this.  It's

Thanks for this. 

It's nice to know I'm not alone in despising the functionality of Max's Bitmap/Photmetric Path tool.  Seems like I need to use it way too often, and when I do, it takes FOR-EVER to open.

I'm anxiously hoping this will be a decent solution.

Cheers!

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