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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3dwannab's picture

Think this is the same dev.

Think this is the same dev. (Not sure but this could be what you're after) Seems this project is dead. http://www.scriptspot.com/3ds-max/scripts/project-manager

DESIGN CONNECTED can paint on objects too.

Drag asset into max and use: merge option > alt key > select obj to choose where you want to align to and use ctrl to rotate and shift+alt which aligns the object to a normal.

It's not written in msx so is 10x faster. The only thing it lacks it .mat support but there's this amazing tool for that. http://www.vizpark.com/shop/material-manager/

poornajaya's picture

Thanks for the info , but HCG AB is exceptional

Thanks for the info, its useful too..

But to be honest HCG AB pro is exceptional.some of the functions cannot find in any other Plugin or Script specially Model Paint option on the scene directly with randomise settings.those things Make workflow more easy and smooth. simply cannot compare :)

I really miss this after upgraded to 3dsmax 2017.

3dwannab's picture
poornajaya's picture

Update for 2017?

It would be great if you can produce updated version for max 2017.

Many Thanks!

Keep up your good work!

Francisco Hermida's picture


Reuploaded the installation file, thanks for letting me know!

nimitz's picture


Can someone please reupload 1.3.2, link dead , thanks!!!

niem987's picture

double click

hi, i double click on the thumbnail then right click in the viewport to place.then shift+left click to rotate

niem987's picture

search box

it's been faded on my for a while too, greyed out

gazarika's picture

Why I cant use the

Why I cant use the search?
its faded!!!?

vitul3ddesigns's picture

Drag and drop issues

Hi Francisco.

I've just installed HCG pro for max 2015, all loads up fine, can add libraries etc. But when we try to drag and drop library assets into the scene it gives us the standard Open/Merge/Xref dialogue as though it is drageed from the desktop etc.

Any help would be appreciated!


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