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.
[*] All Autodesk® 3ds Max® supported Bitmap Texture types
[*] Corona, VRay, FStorm, Mental Ray, IRay supported
[*] (new) Relinks Mental Ray Proxy files
[*] (new) Relinks VRay Proxies (.vrmesh)
[*] (new) Relinks VRayHDRI files
[*] (new) Relinks IES files (including VRayIES files)
[*] 250% speed increase from previous versions
[*] Command-line mode available for automating repetitive tasks (see documentation on the website)
[*] Configurable default user options saving button clicks and wasted time
About This Version
Version 2.14, 10/5/2021
- Added support for Max 2021 - 2022 - Added support for OSL Maps - Fixed bug in 2.13 in which VRayBitmaps wasn't showing as missing.
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I've installed it on 3ds max 2023 and it works really slow. Both loading viewport and also relinking textures compared to time when I've used it on 3ds max 2022
Hello! Everybody in our office who upgraded to 2023 and is using Relink Bitmaps is having a problem where the RelinkBitmaps triggers the "missing bitmap" for EVERY SINGLE BITMAP in the scene. Even if the bitmap is in a path added to "external files" in 3ds max. The native 3ds max asset tracker (shift+t), finds the bitmaps (all set as "found") but the relink bitmaps are saying that they're missing. Is there a fix to that? cause we rely a lot on RB and at this point, we don't know which maps were and weren't actually found. We need to check on the pre-historic asset tracker
Are there plans to update for 3Ds Max 2023?
I haven't tested it personally with max 2023, but I've read the changes and it should work just fine with max 2023 if you follow the manual installation on my website.
Are there plans to update for 3Ds Max 2023?
We are waiting for 2022, this version it doesn't work with 2022 yet
I've just released a new version on my site with 2022 support. It'll take a couple days for the Autodesk folks to make a new installer, for now you can download it directly on my site and manually install it (make sure to uninstall the previous version). https://colinsenner.com/relink-bitmaps/
Thank you very much
Fantastic Product on Max 2020, used it all the time. Unfortunatley doesnt work with 2021. Ive uninstalled the app and tried downloading again and installing but still no joy. Such a shame.
Did you use the Autodesk installer or the .mzp file available on my site? I use max 2021 semi-regularly and have no issues with Relink Bitmaps in it. Feel free to email me if you'd like to get it sorted out. It'd be helpful if I know what part doesn't work with 2021. Does it not pop up on your screen? Does it not relink a type of bitmap? Does it not relink any of the bitmaps?
Alan, I've attempted to get in contact with you to see if we can fix your issue with 2021. Can you email me directly and we'll get this sorted out.
I've just released a new version on my site with 2021-2022 support. It'll take a couple days for the Autodesk folks to make a new installer, for now you can download it directly on my site and manually install it (make sure to uninstall the previous version). https://colinsenner.com/relink-bitmaps/
Everytime a render completes on Vray Frame buffer Relink Bitmaps pops up on screen?
Thanks as well as Ive used this since 2012!!!
i use max2021. but this script not work pls help me
Hi, I'm sorry it's not working for you. I've tested it with Max 2021 and it works fine. Is there any more information you can provide for what is happening when you launch the script with "Exchange Store->Relink Bitmaps"?
Thanks lots Colin Senner ! :)
Updated and it now works just fine with Max 2021. You can download it directly from my site or here.
Thank you Colin. :) have been using this since its birth. :)
You're very welcome.
Thanks for these usefull script, and you really show the meaning of helping others, its more important thant money.
El mejor script, antes me pasaba horas buscando los bitmaps y ahora con un solo click lo hacen por mi. 10/10
Its the most useful script I've ever used, lots of hours saved, recomend to all my friends, including the ones that do not use 3D softwares at all.
Thanks for your support and glad it saves you as many hours as it has me :).
Absolut time saving, been looking for a similar script for years !
this is by far one ot the most used and time saving script I have installed with 3ds max.
Recommended for everyone using textures and other assets in 3ds max.
You can't work without it ;)
Really a helpful script. Very useful for when you get models from other people with dead links.Thank you!
Thanks for this lovely plugin, saves a lot of time & effort in projects with tight dealines.
Great job man, best tool it really save lot of time
It is great but PLEASE add octane support, We asked them many times to support your plugin
Honestly, transferring max projects between systems shouldn't be so darn hard, but this at least fixes one major part of the drama.
Haven't played with all options, but relinking for Vray material texture references worked brilliantly, then converting Vray to Std Material after gave me what I needed.
This is very good for me, It saves me a lot of time.
This is one of the most frequently used my scripts!
this is such a goldmine!! it saves so much time to my workflow thank you for this amazing script!!
One of the best scripts out there. It has saved me countless hours! Thank you Colin!
Thank you for the script, I wish I had it before, but its never too late... Now is so easy to find all, thanks again
Very useful for relinking bitmaps after opening/merging in max files! Simple but great.
Thanks very much!
This is one of the best max scripts I have used in recent years. The hours it has saved me is incredible. I used this script to reorganize my library and models. It made it too easy.You tell it where to look and it does the work for you. Now every time I purchase new models I can place them where I want them in my library and then let the script relocate the textures. Thank you, thank you, a thousand times, thank you.
amazing saving timesthabks for the author
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time saving script....5star
Missing Bitmaps gave me a pain and thanks to Colin pain is gone!
Woohoo! That's my end-goal Marko. So glad I could save you time and energy. Best, Colin
dear, from your second version am using this script its saved me lot of time and conveniance to change the project to other machines also!!! rock man. thanks alot for your effort
You're very welcome Shaijan! I remember that pain too ;).
xcelente script muy util, apesar de que es una funson muy basica, ayuda a agilizar varios procesos, estoy conforme
Glad you enjoy it. Thanks so much for the review.
I use this so much!
I use this so much! Great tool
Super plugin, saves time when opening old scenes, saves when max crashes and does not save added paths, greatly saves time searching for paths. A plugin that everyone who constantly works in 3dsmax should install. Great job!
I use this script every single day, one of the best plugins for 3dsmax, it collects all!
This script is hands down the most valuable script we have in our library. I use it multiple times a day, and would highly recommend it.
one of the best plugins ever! great job collins!
Thanks Paulo for the kind words!
script is very useful thanks for your awsome work
Very useful script, thank you for your work!
This plugin makes jumping in and out of old files easy, its a life saver. Relinking bitmaps to downloaded assets etc. I have tryed alternaitves (Like from Sini software, which is a paid app) but this is by far the most user friendly and fast. Only word of caution is to keep the directories focused, ie have a few folders to reference. Not a full drive for everything as it will have to search everything so obviously take longer.
Good call on limiting the scope of searched directories. Glad to hear it's easy to use, as an artist myself I understand the needs of users :).
This is the first script I install whenever setting up a Max. I see that I am not the only one, well it makes life so much easier! It's the best.
Saving my life counltless time, Thank you so much!
Should be part of max. It solves the major problem in max, related with lost bitmaps!!
One of the best 3rd party script I have used in 3D Studio Max. Wonderful functionality. Saved me tons of time. Well done and thank you! Highly recommended to any 3D Studio Max user. :)
should be part of 3ds max by default. such a time saver. now i can load a model that used .tga textures using .dds textures without having to manualy re-link textures. very appretiated!
It saves me a lot of time! It works very well! Thank's for your job!
It's really saves so much time so you can spend them for real works.
Truly impressive, time-saving and clever. Best of luck.
One of my top 5 maxscripts I use. If you dont have this in your 3ds max toolset, you are making working in Max that much harder for yourself.
the best script ever! Saves me a lot of time!!!
It's like the proverbial magic carpet. It gets you there, luggage and all. Thank you Colin!
An Absolutely brilliant time saving script.. fast, clean UI, everything just works
So useful its ridiculous. THANK YOU!
Can't rate this one highly enough. It does exactly as it says it will and it has become an essential part of my workflow. Well done.
It's a great script! I use it every day and it makes my life easie
This script is amazing! Helps you relink all your maps really fast, works with network drives, everything. Thanks so much for this, its a life saver!
5 Star script. Very useful in 3ds max
This plugin is pricless when working on projcts with a lot of tectures. makes it very easy to fix my projects when 3ds max randomly decides to forget where all my textures are. :)
It is the best must-have tool in my day by day work. It is so powerful that I can not even imagine opening a scene and not running RB. It is number one on my priority list. Highly recommended.
I can only agree with all positive comments! What a timesaver. Could this be done manually? Absolutely. Is there a reason to to it manually when this script exists? None what so ever... Thank you! A little something is coming your way to help with the studentloan as well. Cheers!
I work with lots of objects and textures i've been gathering for years and this is really helpful. Saves a lot of time and problems.
I don't know what I would do without this plugin, honestly.I think, I click it's icon about 500 times a day. Probably, It's one of the most useful one.
Super useful! Great Script essential in 3dsmax for all user.
Thank for tour great work!
So very useful on old projects where file structures have changed.
Ive been using this script for more years than I can remember and has always been rock solid and saved my but many many times. Ill be very sad if Colin ever stops supporting this script!
It has been a great help throughout my projects. Saved our time and effort by using this simple and yet wonderful script. Thank you so much
I love this tool, simple and useful :)
Please continue to develop this wonderful tool...It would be useful to show a counter of the missing bitmaps to check it after the relink....
It never failed, it never disappointed. Rock solid, does its job, one of the first scripts I install on my 3dsmax installations.
Due to the very frustrating bug in the configuration of paths (limited amount) in 3dsmax 2019 someone pointed out to this plugin in the forum as a solution for the workflow.
Thanks Colin 🙂
It is also very fast to set up the whole hard disk. It takes about 1 minute to complete it, and it is possible to set a few folders separately. Required to install first
This script saves us a ton of time. We work on different machines, connected to different networks, and this script saves us a ton of time. We've had up to about 100 bitmaps in scenes, which would take forever to relink. Thankfully Colin wrote this!
There are a couple things it doens't find, but I've asked Colin to add them to the next release. Fingers crossed they get added. On the day of this review it doesn't realize bitmaps are missing from the VRayHDRI material, and it doesn't realize Subtance .sbar files are missiong. Hoping these can be added, but if not, relinking those in 10 minutes isn't that big of a deal.
Simple and useful. Fully recommend.
One of my top 3 downloads after every Max install
Amazing time saver! Probably the most often used script in our office.
This script is a must have for anyone using 3dsmax - both for hobbists and profesionals.
I found this script useful now that for the moment
3ds max 2019 don't support more than 80 map paths.
But even if this will be fixed, I'' continue to use it
because I found that makes 3ds max faster.
Awesome script saves tons of time that is not available.
This script should delivered with the software.
I can't imagine not using it in 3dsmax. It is quick, simple and really efficient.
A must have.
Very useful and necessary script! Thanks to the creator!
Great script to relink maps, saves a lot of time!
Best script to relink maps, saves lot of time
I am am obile user so changing project paths and re linking maps is almost a daily occurrance.
Good,I love it.I use this script every day.
Without a doubt one of the best scripts written for 3d Max.
It simply works and always has through the different versions.
A script that I will use every day, it's excecution seems simple, but make no mistake, things would be very difficult with out this 'much have' script.
I think this is the 3rd or maybe 4th update I installed to this wonderful script. This is quite simply one of the most useful scripts for 3DS Max in my opinion.
Great product, great efficiency!
I use this script on every project. It just does what it says so reliably. Thankyou Colin.
Was recommended by someone, had a try. Awesome app! Thank you!
Huge time saver.
I've been using it for years. Always does what you expect it to do.
I use this script daily and it does the job very well.
This is a life saver and needs to be part of 3ds Max standard offering, saved me so much time and hassle
I use Relink Bitmap since 6 years. All versions until now worked fine for me. The contact to Colin Senner is also very good. If you reorganise your folder structure and want to edit older projects this tool saves a lot of time, really worth to donate!
Thank you so much fo this!
Adding multiple numerous paths to have the required bitmaps is slow and time consuming as I have a project folder with thousand of sub folder. this script do the work for me just by adding one project folder. Good Job!
Been using this script for years and use it almost daily. Takes the pain out of dealing with asset tracking while always providing a reliable tool
I am re-activating a suspended 2012 project in a different computer recently and have been having nightmares re-linking the paths then i bump into this awesome script from you, saves my day.
I take advantage of a number of scripts in my work flow but this one is the one I value the most. I have no idea how this is not part of Max to begin with.
If you have to work a lot with external or bought 3d models, then this script will save you so much time.
How is this not part of 3dsMax to begin with? Simple, incredibly usefull, and such a time-saver. Thank you kind sir...
I used this script all the time, and every time I keep myself thinking why Autodesk didn't thought about tht themselves? maybe they should hire this guy if only for that script :)
This app just solved with a simple and quick tool all the scene missing bitmaps with one click. Much more quicker and easy to use than the default 3dsmax asset tracking.! thanks Colin Senner
its the best plugin ever
No problem sending this guy a few bucks for this script. It's worth so much more. I've been working with 3dsMax for 15 years, this is by far the easiest 'material link' script I've ever used. Colin is very helpful and answers your questions.
it must be default in 3ds max
I use this tool regularly and it is such a massive time-saver, I freelance in the UK and can tell you this is a fundamental tool in all arch-vis studios.
I use it on almost every job and it saved me probably hours of finding and relinking. It is amazingly fast and easy to use and has the neat feature to delete all missing bitmaps, which is great for cleaning up scenes. A must-have!
Should be part of the base app, so useful to have.
This is a daily use script and it's just so simple, with all the necessary tools you could ever need.
Extremly time saver for using everyday. It's first thing I'm installing after fresh instal of 3ds max.
One of the best tools, huge time saver!
An incredible timesaver, with a few clicks it finds lost projects files in seconds. It’s definitely one of my top 5 apps and wouldn’t want to live without it.
I can't stress enough how helpfull this script is, I use it all day merging assets to my scenes. It's always stable, simple and just works.
I use this script every day. Saves you some much time.