Tagged 'hdri'

Project Manager

583 votes

Project Manager - Asset Browser for 3ds Max

  • Easy to organize and use 3ds Max models, materials, textures and lights.
  • Interactive rendering previews for materials and IES files.
  • Show native previews for 3ds Max files, HDRI & etc.
  • Search files by tags and file-names.
  • Missing external files management.
  • Support to most used renderers like Vray, Corona, Octane, Mental Ray, Maxwell & etc.

Changes for Project Manager v.2.50.64:

  • Redesign the interface.
  • Increase the size of thumbnails up to 512px
  • Adds support to different screen dpi settings.
  • Displays more information about files.
  • Keeps original names for objects after merging.
  • Adds new function to API “PMpostrFileMerge”.
  • Fixes an issue with auto detecting the Corona as default renderer for materials and scenes.
  • Fixes a bug when 3ds Max freezes when interactive rendering materials.
  • Fixes a lot of bugs and issues with interface.
Project Manager


Update History for all versions.

Models 3D Models Browser
Materials Materials Browser
Textures Textures Browser
IES IES Photometric Browser
Asset Files Asset Tracking


39 votes

Easy way to set VrayHDRI map. Select  only one object and run the script

 Version: 2.4

  • "HDRI List" now search in lights and environment for HDRI maps


ZOA Path Editor

38 votes

Simple Path relinker application for maps, ies, hdri and vrayproxy objects. Features are: path text replacing and copy functions. The two text fields below each section are for "original" and for "future" paths. $ stand for string. Use it to copy a map path of a selected map to the desired text field.

User interface for the maps section. Others look the same.

Relink Assets

37 votes

Hi this is my version of a tool for relinking (missing) bitmaps which can not be found for whatever reasons (changed paths, moved files etc.). It is pretty straightforward and works with almost any type of asset (maps, HDRIs, IES files) as long as it can be referenced and seen in the asset browser. Due to copyright restrictions I can not publish the code right now but I hope that it can help you anyways until max itself has a better management for assets.


ESR Hdr Rig

3 votes

Hi friends.Hdr rig is one click solution for hdr lighting in Vray and Max.You only select the hdri that you want and click.So script creates dome light contains hdr image which is in a vray hdr material.And also instance it to the environment background.it also uses constraints for linking hdr and vray sun.I wrote it for my everyday works.It's free.Use at your own risk.Hope you like it!


FilePathFinder Pro & Light versions

411 votes

FilepathFinder it is a power tool for working with asset files in 3ds Max.
With FilepathFinder you can easy find, collect and sort asset files.
Utility supports XRefs of all types and processes all XRefs scenes linked to current.
Unlike all other such scripts, it really finds all resources (images, HDR-images, Proxy, IES-files, shaders).
Also the FilePathFinder can help you quick find objects or materials and textures by asset links.

FilepathFinder PRO v3.50.02

  • Increase the size of thumbnails up to 256px
  • Adds the support to Corona renderer
  • Adds the support to Octane renderer
  • Adds support to Maxwell renderer:
    • Search\Collect\Relink for Maxwell Proxy
    • Search\Collect\Relink for Maxwell MxLight
    • Search\Collect\Relink for Maxwell MxMesher
    • Search\Collect\Relink for Maxwell MxParticles
    • Search\Collect\Relink for Maxwell MxVolumetric
    • Search\Collect\Relink for Maxwell Materials and Maps
  • Add the ability to render the preview as .png with alpha channel.[Batch Render&Relink]
  • Fixed the some issues and bugs when the system use the text with size greater than 100%.
  • Fixed the issue with hiding the Vray VFB window.
  • Fixed the bug with locking the 3ds max hotkeys after opening some menus.

Environment Lighting HDR Studio (MR)

3 votes


This Script allows to insert a Environment map HDR in the scene and simluate a virtual set for rendering "white". Also useful in the preparation of illuminated images in HDRi.

New features (work in progress):

Change Log v.0.9

Vray HDRI Viewer

2 votes

Vray HDRI Viewer is a simple and quick way of getting your HDRI's into your scene. Please note that for every HDRI the viewer requires an equivalent jpg file sized at 1000x500. I will be releasing a photoshop action to make this a little easier.

To intstal, use the maxscript menu > run script. You will then find it in "Catagory > shawvfx"

VR Sun Tool

77 votes





An easy way to setup your Vray Sun. Inspired by Peter Guthrie HDRi workflow tutorial!!!! 

Have fun!!!!!





Here you see the Lite Version (free) 

Additional info:

update 1.1:

-fix 2 bugs with using vray 1.5

- add sundisk lightmap muliplierer






zwischendrin.com HDRI Scene Setup

39 votes

This tool creates a scene setup for HDRIs downloaded from www.zwischendrin.com and adds a test object (with materials), a camera and uses linear workflow if you like to.

interface screenshot 01

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