Autodesk 3ds Max Asset Library

Autodesk 3ds Max Asset Library

Win64, English

Autodesk, Inc.
Quickly find your content from multiple locations on your computer or network.

General Usage Instructions

  • Make sure you have Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2016 Service Pack 2 or higher installed.
  • Drag and Drop content folders from windows into Locations Navigation panel.
  • Select a folder to search.
  • Type a search into the search bar.
  • Assets will fill the Asset panel.
  • Filter assets by content type (3D, Images, Tools) and file format.
  • Select an Asset to bring into 3ds Max.
  • Choose the type of Behavior from the toolbar (Merge/Import, Xref Scene, Replace).
  • Drag and Drop file into 3ds Max.
  • You can also drag and drop images as backgrounds and diffuse maps.
  • You can Drag and drop MaxScript.
  • With Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2017 Update 1, you can drag and drop images into material map slots.





This uses standard Autodesk Application Installation Framework

Additional Information

While 3ds Max 2016 is supported, for the best experience, make sure you have 3ds Max 2016 Service Pack 2 or higher installed.

In order to use the bitmap drag and drop feature from Asset Library to 3ds Max material slots, you will need 3ds Max 2017 Update 1.


Known Issues

Some performance and display issues may be resolved by clearing the cache directories manually and restarting the application. To clear, delete the following directories:

C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3ds Max Asset Library\cache\cache

C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3ds Max Asset Library\cache\GPUCache

If these folders are locked, 3ds Max Asset Library application will crash on startup

If you have Dell backup and recovery. v.  installed, it will cause the Asset Library not to launch. Upgrade to newer version of the Dell backup and recovery and it will be fine.

DO NOT try to edit dependencies for Max files that are currently open. While it hasn't corrupted files during our testing, it could produce undesired results and is not supported.

The non-supported formats for thumbnails are mpg, mpeg, mov, avi, ifl, rpf, yuv



Company Name: Autodesk, Inc.

Author/Company Information

Autodesk, Inc.

Support Information

Relevant information is located in the help menu. (Link to AKN Feedback)

You can also email

Version History

Version Number Version Description


Bug fixes. Due to low adoption, we removed the Online store connection.


Update corrupted database if the folder with thumbnails is renamed. Fixed an issue where users were getting a black screen on startup.


You can now get free or purchaseable content from the online store directly from the 3ds Max Asset Library. We have also updated the UI to be more in line with 3ds Max UI style.


You can now apply tags to any asset (searchable with tag: and tags: prefixes). Apply custom thumbnails to any asset and allow them to be the default thumbnail in the main panel. In addition, you can view the texture dependencies directly in the preview panel.


View 3ds Max file thumbnails natively in the asset panel (#1 requested user feature) Migrating an older project? Use the Dependency Manager to re-path multiple 3ds Max file dependencies at once across many folders without having to open 3ds Max. View many types of image formats directly in the asset panel (check known issues for formats not supported) Deep search of 3ds Max files by scene stats such as face count, renderer type, version, and more! (Check the help docs linked in the app for more info.) Deep search of many image files by available properties such as resolution and bit depth. Added a quick-start guide Drag and drop images directly into material editor map slots (requires 3ds Max 2017 Update 1)


Creative Market **For the best log in experience, you should already have an account on Connect your Creative Market account to your Autodesk Account Most of the features of the site are available in app, including Sketchfab viewer Autodesk SEEK categories have been added Object Paint 3D files by simple drag and drop into 3ds Max scene 3ds Max files and supported import formats are available for Object Paint 3ds Max file details available 3ds Max version Renderer Number of faces and vertices Scene content (Objects, Cameras, Lights, etc.) Collection files (.3dsmal) are viewable and can be added via drag and drop inside the app Specify download folder Right click the download Location and specify a local or network accessible folder to be your download folder Add Location/Save dialog updated


Collections Create, share, rename, remove, and even search your own Collections of content. These Collections can be anything that appears in the 3ds Max Asset Library from images, 3d files, to MaxScript and other tools. Content can be added at any time. Share these Collections by either saving a Collection file or sending a Collection via email. Import a Collection via a simple drag and drop of the Collection file into the 3ds Max Asset Library Thumbnail Update We have added a badge to the thumbnail view for easy scanning of different files types. Various enhancements and bug fixes Zip extraction makes unique file when downloading file with same name Search history to display last 3 searches From the Help menu, users can Check for updates You default Windows Downloads directory will be added automatically.


Initial Release.

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