Using Project Manager you can change your models and textures to lower resolution versions.

For example, you can use the next scheme:

Place low-poly models and textures to a directory called “low-poly” and hi-poly to another directory – “hi-poly”.

Find&Replace Links

For switching between high-res/low assets use the function “Find-Replace” what present in the Project Manage functionality.

Just open Project Manager and type “/low-poly/” to the field “Find” and “/hi-poly/” to the field “Replace”. Press the Apply button.

This will replace all links to scene assets to high-res.

Replace links in 3ds Max

Also, you can relink only selected assets – just select desired links in the list and choose in the context-menu the menu-item “Set path”

Specify the path to high-res/low assets.

Of course, models should be placed as xRef or Proxy.

Specify asset paths in 3ds Max

Convert & Resize Images

Also Project Manager from version 3.11.45 supports to resize image files. You can use this functionality to resize your images to lower resolution.

Convert & Resize Images using Project Manager

Replace 3D Models

For replacing non-xRef to another (high/low) use the Replace 3D Model functionality.

Please see this video.

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