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  • #39753
    Thomas C
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      Hi,

       

      Let’s say I want to use Batch Render&Relink to search and relink textures of multiple .max files in a row.

      What will happen if a texture is found multiple times (duplicates)? What texture will Batch Render&Relink pick?

      Actually I did it, and I had no prompt whatsoever from Batch R&R, so I quite don’t understand how Batch R&R decides which texture to pick.

      Many thanks,

    Plugin: BatchRender&Relink
    Plugin version: 2.01.15
    3ds Max version: 2023.3.3 Security Fix
    Renderer: Corona 10HF1

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  • #39767
    Thomas C
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      Thank you very much Oleksandr but my issue is a bit different: I don’t want to collect the textures, I just want to search and relink them.

      Here is the case: let’s say I want to batch relink all 3d models in Folder 4.

      M1.max uses texture T1.jpg located in a subfolder of Folder 1 (but not correctly linked), and M2.max uses a texture with the same name T1.jpg but located in a subfolder of Folder 2 (not correctly linked).

      Again I don’t want to collect any textures here, I just want to relink correctly M1.max to Folder 1\Maps\T1.jpg and M2.max to Folder 2\Maps\T1.jpg respectively.

      Will it work as I expect?

      Thanks a lot,

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      Currently, the tool uses a first-found file.
      However, I am working on the capability to show all found files with the ability to select one desired.
      Also currently only missing files searching and relink.
      So a new feature will be added – the customer will have the ability to re-path any file, including with the status “ok” and “found” (in batch ) to a new location. It looks like your request for a second option.

  • #39777
    Thomas C
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      Thank you for these clarifications; it’s very clear and answers my question.
      Can I suggest something? It seems relevant to me that Search&Relink starts by searching in folders at the same level as the current folder, and only if the search doesn’t yield results, it should then search in higher-level folders gradually. This way, in my example, it would ensure that M1.max is indeed linked to T1.jpg in folder 1 and not folder 2.

      And about the ability to re-path any file, not only missing ones, I approve 100%, this is a great idea, thanks in advance for working on this!

      Best,

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      So a new feature will be added – the customer will have the ability to re-path any file, including with the status “ok” and “found” (in batch ) to a new location. It looks like your request for a second option.

      This feature is currently implemented in the Batch Relink version 1.6.5.0
      Later it will be implemented in other of our plugins for asset management

  • #40222
    Thomas C
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      Wow, great job as always, thanks a lot Oleksandr!
      Can’t wait to have it implemented in Project Manager :)
      Thanks again

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      Project Manager since version 3.35 also supports the Relocate Links feature
      You can download the latest version from the dashboard.
      Auto-updater will be triggered in a few days if there’s no critical issue found.

  • #41194
    Thomas C
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      Fantastic.
      Thanks for letting me know Oleksandr,

      All the best,

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