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Relink Bitmaps

501 votes

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.

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

Relink Bitmaps webpage:

https://colinsenner.com/relink-bitmaps/

Supported Max versions: Max 2018+
(Older versions should work, but are not supported moving forward)

FilePathFinder Pro & Light versions

410 votes

Using the FilePathFinder you can be sure that you have complete control over external links into your scenes.

Asset tracking features include support for XREF files and easy linking with external files.

Using the FilePathFinder (and Batch Render&Relink), you can search for missing assets and relink external files.

In addition, files that are linked to selected objects are displayed in Interactive Mode, and bitmap textures can be toggled and placed within the Material Editor.

Also with this tool, you can easily make an archive a 3ds Max scene.

Note that FilePathFinder supports the highest number of asset types of any plug-in.

 

The Batch Render&Relink tool helps manage your asset files into the 3D model and material libraries in Batch Mode.

BR&R is capable of rendering thumbnails for 3D models, materials, and IES photometric files.

Batch Mode makes for an easy way to gather and compile many assets at once.


The new version of FilePathFinder is released with support to 3ds Max 2022

and many new features that simplify managing scene assets

FilePathFinder Pro version 4.00.83

  • Extremely speeds-up collection files on batch relink [Batch Render&Relink]
  • Fixes some minor issues with the Converting Images tool
  • Fixes a bug with opening the plugin on scenes that contained Anima objects
  • Fixes an issue with applying an activation key

 

FilePathFinder Pro version 4.00.76

  • Adds support to batch archive 3ds MAX files and Material libraries with assets [Batch Render&Relink]
  • Adds support to paths longer than 256 characters
  • Adds an ability to convert images to TX format [Convert Images tool]
  • Some optimizations and speed improvements
  • Fixes an issue with renaming links on xRef scenes using Advanced Asset Renamer
  • Fixes a bug on relinking and collecting assets
  • Fixes an issue with relinking paths longer than 256 characters
  • Fixes an issue with refreshing assets after relinking in version 4.00.26
  • Allows to setup desired view for studios without a camera [Batch Render&Relink]
  • Fixes an issue with relinking OSLMap
  • Fixes an issue with slow opening right-menu in some scenes
  • Fixes a bug setting path for links contained illegal characters

 

FilePathFinder Pro version 4.00.00

  • Adds support to 3ds Max 2022
  • Adds an ability to convert and resize images [PRO version]
  • Ability to mass-rename links ( menu Tools => Mass Rename Tool )

Batch Render&Relink [PRO version]

  • Adds the "Fast mode" for relinking 3ds Max files and material libraries in the batch mode
  • Adds an ability to Find & Replace part of paths in batch mode
  • Adds an ability to specify output filename on rendering previews for models
  • Setup multiple custom studios for rendering 3d models and material libraries
  • Adds an ability to specify pivot point on rendering preview for models
  • Adds a new BatchModes to 'Batch Render&Relink' API - #RelinkPreSave, #RelinkPostSave

Project Manager

594 votes
3rd version of Project Manager gains a lot of new features to manage 3D Assets. 
There is most unique from them – the ability to assign custom previews to materials, associate files with materials, and create a gallery of files associated with any type of assets including materials. 
You can also write a description for material and, of course, assign categories to materials.
 

Project Manager version 3.18.34

  • Adds the ability to open MatLibs and Max files in the Max Material Browser (Max 2021+)
  • Improves preview thumbnail search using fuzzy mode in the Auto-Assign Preview tool
  • Fixes an issue with saving selected objects in Max 2014
  • Fixes some minor issues with the Asset View dialog
  • Fixes an issue that sometimes occurred when working with Slate Material Editor
  • Fixes an issue with applying an activation key
  • Fixes a bug with opening a plugin in scenes containing Anima objects
  • Fixes some minor issues with renaming materials 

Project Manager version 3.18.16

  • Better default settings for creating PBR materials from images and Substance SBSAR files
  • Adds support to CoronaPhysicalMtl for creating PBR materials from images and Substance SBSAR files
  • Adds an ability to customize masks for creating PBR materials from images
  • Adds an ability to flexibly customize PBR materials created from images
  • Adds an ability to bulk-change texture size for the created PBR materials
  • Adds an ability to change texture size for the created Substance map
  • Adds an ability to reuse categories from a replaced material to the new one in the material library
  • Fixes some minor issues with the Converting Images tool
  • Fixes an issue with converting models to Final Render proxies in 3ds Max 2022 and above
  • Fixes a bug with opening VRMAT library files

 

Update History for all versions.

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

Relink Assets

38 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.

Instructions

Maps_fixer

22 votes

Relocate, replace or search missing maps.
See on which materials they are placed,
Double click to relink bitmaps
Globally change paths
Search and replace maps in subdirectories
...

Relink Missing Files

11 votes


Hello there,

I'm back after long time with a new script about file retargeting. If you try it, let me know what you think.

See the video for more (sorry for the bad sound).

Regards,
Nick

Bitmap List [ .NET ]

7 votes

The script "Bitmap List [ .NET ] - Version : Beta 1.0 " use dotNetClass ListView and Maxform.
The script for use change location bitmap and stuff in 3ds Max.
The script support 3ds Max 2009 - Higher.


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