The topics in this section
describe a number of utilities that are provided to help you manage
files, especially external files such as bitmaps, photometric web
(IES) files, and so on.
- Asset Browser Utility
The Asset Browser provides
access from your desktop to design content on the World Wide Web.
From within the Browser you can browse the Internet for texture
samples and product models. This includes bitmap textures (BMP,
JPG, GIF, TIF, and TGA), or geometry files (MAX, DWG, and so on).
- Bitmap/Photometric Path
Path Editor lets you change or remove the paths of
photometric distribution files (IES) used in the scene. It also
lets you see which objects use a resource in question.
- MAX File Finder Utility
The MAX File Finder
utility lets you search for MAX files containing specific properties.
- Resource Collector Utility
The Resource Collector
gathers the resource files used by a scene (
photometric distribution files (IES), and optionally, the scene itself
into a single directory.
The Fix Ambient utility
solves a compatibility problem that sometimes occurs when you use 3ds Max to
open files from earlier versions of 3ds Max or Autodesk VIZ.
- Bitmap Pager Statistics Dialog
The Bitmap Pager Statistics
dialog provides information to help you resolve issues with scenes
that require large amounts of memory for texture maps. It is intended
for advanced users to debug scenes and help shorten render times.