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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chriszone's picture

Thank you, this one is

Thank you, this one is really great. I only suggest to add the possible to link the script to a max UI button.

best regards.

themaxxer's picture

wow, that's nice. :) best

wow, that's nice. :)

best regards


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


spot's picture

what a godsend! it worked

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

spot -

spot -

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!


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.


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