Import Additional Preview Images
With XSMP Material Manager, you can import an additional previews of the material.
Recommended maximum image size 1000px on the long side.
It must be kept in mind that XSMP is a plug-in and uses the same amount of memory that the system allocates to 3ds Max. Larger preview images require bigger amount of memory.
Additional preview images must be generated (rendered) outside the XSMP (for example, using your scene directly in 3ds Max) and saved saved anywhere on the hard drive in JPG or PNG format (only these file formats can be imported).
1. Select material preset and press shortcut P or select an item of the context menu Show Material Preview…
Note. If material have no native preview, you will not be able to open an additional preview window.
2. In the popup window, select any empty button and choose Add Image… from the context menu.
3. In the next dialog, specify the path to your image file and select it.
The file will be imported and assigned the required ID and also the thumbnail will be created.
Up to three additional preview image files can be imported.
To view the image, press the button with a thumbnail.
To remove an additional preview image file, choose Remove Image from the context menu of the button.