HCG Asset Browser PRO

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Author Name: 
Francisco Hermida

Ver 1.2 - Check the New Video

HCG Asset Browser now FREE!

Current version:1.3.2

Additional Info: 

FIXING .NET error:

  1. Right click the .ZIP file and click Properties
  2. Click unblock button in "General" tab.

Warning: There is no automated installation process, read the readme.txt inside the hcgab folder for more information  

  • Installation folder is now C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsMax\2014 - 64bit\ENU\scripts
  • Settings file is now xml
  • When saving new models it will ask if you want to save the associated textures to a subfolder on the same folder were the model will be saved, the textures are renamed to "modelname - texturename" and reasigned to the respective bitmaps.

 v1.3.2 (2014-07-07):

  • Fixed incompatibility with 3ds max 2015

v1.3.1 (2013-12-17):

Know issues:

  • A few material features are broken at the moment.
  • The script will not import old settings.

  v1.2.5 (2012-10-31):

  • Fixed a bug with 3ds max 2013 product update 4

v1.2.4 (2010-11-07):

  • Fixed a bug when loading assets with invalid path.
  • Materials: Removed a error when trying to apply others types of items than materials like maps in the Materials categories.
  • Materials: Reorganized "UVW Set." Panel
  • Materials: Included support to save/apply VrayDisplacementMod with materials
    - At the moment it only save and load the bitmap path of the VrayDisplacementMod "Texmap' slot. "Use object mtl" to store complex Texmap


This script is Free to use


- See and generate thumbnails for your Models, Materials and Textures.
- With few clicks add Models, Materials and Textures to the scene.
- Paint geometry in the scene with a model in your Library.
- Apply materials with automatic UVWmap. The script save uvwmap information for future use.
- Replace models in your scene with another Model of your choice.
- Drag and drop textures to material maps.
- Clean and easy to use interface.
- Advanced options to fit your workflow.



  • Download installation file
  • Execute installation file
  • Start 3ds max
  • Go to Customize>Customize User Interface>Keyboard or Toolbars> Category "HCG"> command "HCG Asset Browser PRO"
  • Assign a shortcut
  • Activate the shortcut


Version Requirement: 
3ds Max 2014
Video URL: 
hcgab_1.3.2.zip2.79 MB


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vyle's picture

No worries

No worries I had done a mistake. Forgot to remove old version. working perfectly now. LOVE THAT SCRIPT! Thank so so so so much.

vyle's picture

Issue with max 2019

It seems that it does not run on max 2019! Please help! I have been using your script since max 2015, and can't work without it!!!
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Spline's picture

Choose model path

Hi, nice tool!

It would be great to let the model in his native folder, on the network. There is no point to change all my models to a new repertory.


runmax's picture

Thank you so much

Thank you so much! it's test good with max2018~

lazhu's picture


vary good

sedus69's picture

Corona model ?

Hi Francisco,

I can't count how many hours saved thanks to your script, I thinks Weeks !

Can you tell me if there is a way to send Render thumbnail model/texture to a Corona thumbnails setting ?

I try to simply resave default render.max and defaultrender.rps but get stuck in a recursion problem

If you don't have time no worries, and thanks again

poornajaya's picture

Thanks for the Quick Update!..It works for Max 2017!

Hi Chico,

Thanks for the quick update and Its working for 3ds Max 2017 now.. :)

Many Thanks!


Francisco Hermida's picture

I'm not the developer of

I'm not the developer of Project Manager. It is an excellent script that offers a lot more features and seems to be in constant development.

Connecter is great as well, I've been using it for a while.

Thanks for suggesting material manager I wasn't aware of it.

Francisco Hermida's picture

Hey Poorna thanks for you

Hey Poorna thanks for you comments :), are you having any problems running the script on 3ds max 2017? I tried it here it seems to be working fine, just email me if you need anything. Cheers

poornajaya's picture

Thanks again

Thanks again for finding more info and suggests.

Project Manager is bit similar but also functional wise limited.

HCG AB Pro is not just providing paint option only it has many other functions.

please have a look this video you will understand how powerful is this

Thanks again for your effort to help

I hope Chico will continue his great development and get this amazing tool live again.

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