Relink Bitmaps

487 votes
Version: 
2.10
Date Updated: 
08/26/2017
Author Name: 
Colin Senner

 

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.

 

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

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colinsenner's picture

Yeah Maxxer. I've looked for

Yeah Maxxer. I've looked for this ability in 3dsmax available through maxscript, but it's not exposed to scripting. BUT! There is good news. Max2014 automatically handles this completely, so when you switch, it'll already be taken care of.

themaxxer's picture

is this possible to implement?

hi colin

I use your script every day and I have a question for more features.
is it possible to implement the option for gamma? because the script have to relink the maps I thought it could be possible to change also the gamma on the fly.

here is the option of max...
http://clip2net.com/clip/m236524/1376400040-clip-2kb.png

because some evermotion maps are set to "use image's own gamma" and that's not good!!!!

thanks
themaxxer

colinsenner's picture

Just tested with 2014 and I

Just tested with 2014 and I had no problems creating a vrmesh of a teapot, changing the link, and relinking with Relink Bitmaps and had no problem.

colinsenner's picture

Hey!

Let me download 2014 real quick and try it out. I'll let you know.

-Colin

mm1970's picture

Max 2014 vray proxies

Hi Colin,
I love your script and use it for years. Thank you! Since I've jumped to Max 2014 the script can't find missing vrmeshes. I use 2.05 of course. Do you plan any update? That would be extremely necessary. Cheers!

miamiboi08's picture

Need more help!!! Very frustrasted!!!

I tried to take a look and I didn't see that there. I would be willing to do a screen sharing if you could really please help me. This has screwed up everything and I cannot continue without a fix. Could you please help me fix this. I'll give you my personal email: [email protected] Please contact me ASAP.

colinsenner's picture

I recognize those bitmaps as

I recognize those bitmaps as the default Mental ray materials that are loaded in the material editor. If you switch your UI to a standard/vray ui setup via

Customize->Custom UI and Defaults Switcher

You can get rid of those pesky maps.

Cheers.

miamiboi08's picture

Need help!!!!

I have tried this script and followed the instructions and im still having issues. I still keep getting that error "missing map files". Could someone please help me.

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colinsenner's picture

Very welcome.

Very welcome.

grasshopper's picture

thanks

hats off. Thanks for quick response

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