iMeshh Asset Manager 2.0 🚀
There have been quite a few updates since this video, a more up to date video will be released soon. But don’t worry, there are even more features now!
Features of the FREE iMeshh Asset Manager addon for Blender ❤️
Speed up your projects with an asset manager that was made to work perfectly with our store products and work flow.
Compatible with Blender 2.9
Tabs to split out Objects, HDRIs and Materials! – Huge update!
Advanced HDRI Support
Beta Ground Projection
HDRI strength split into independent values – Diffuse, Glossy, Transmission
HDRI Colour management
Creates the perfect Arch-Vis folder structure for you
Has an “All” category to see all of your products in one place
Add your own folders and categories
Enlarge thumbnails and open .blend files for assets
Uses the product images that are with the .blend folder as thumbnails
iMeshh website link to pick up more freebies
Link assets into the scene
Add assets to the cursor
FOLDER ORGANISATION - VERY IMPORTANT TO WATCH
Recent updates 🔥
21.10.2020 – v0.2.79 – Big update!
Bringing addon updated to 2.9
Allow users to Append assets
Allow users to import an object at the cursor
Fixed errors with categories not displaying
Various other bug fixes
Minor bug fix which caused Blender to crash when using material preview after appending or linking old assets
Advanced HDRI settings.
This huge update will allow you to adjust and fine tune all the HDRI settings including Ground/Dome Projection (this is beta), HDRI strength settings for all light path values, colour management and background replacement.
Simply find the HDR you want to add, and then click Import HDR and it will import this and the settings will display.
TABS! We now allow users to select different paths which contain their 3D assets, materials and their HDRIs. The user can then quickly switch between them and this will drastically decrees the time it takes to select the new assets
These tabs are a huge update and we are so happy we could add this method of organisation to our asset manager. We hope it increases the workflow for their Blender projects considerably!
NOTE: Known error with Mac OS, it may not import or display products correctly. We are looking into this.
How to get started
- Install the asset manager by clicking “install” under preferences, and load in the entire .zip
- If you have it already installed, keep up to date with latest versions by clicking “Check now for updates”
- Choose your asset library main folder.
- Use the “Make” button to automatically add the folder structure for you, or add your own
- Make sure you have the following organisation – Watch the video below for more information
Main Categories > Sub Categories > Product folder > asset.blend & asset.jpg
- Click Append or Link to add your chosen asset into the scene
Why do you need an asset manager?
Asset managers addons for Blender or any 3D software are incredibly useful when you start working professionally or if you start using the same assets very often, even as a hobbiest or student.
Going to File>Append does work fine, but this can very quickly add on many hours of wasted time after a few projects.
Asset manager plugins also allow you to more easy organise your products into easy to manage categories so finding and adding an asset would be far far quicker than doing it manually.
The goal with the iMeshh asset manager is to eventually become personalised to the individual user. We understand that everyone has their own workflow, and to create a tool which other 3D artists can use for their own jobs in a unique way would be a great achievement. Whether this is how they organise their folder structures, or materials, there should be a way to speed up all of these aspects.
At iMeshh we have worked professionally in the industry for many years and built our own asset libraries which push well into into the Terabytes or storage. So we know exactly what we require from a good asset manager to organise all of these assets.
And, at the time of writing this, iMeshh has over 800 assets and organising those is no small feat.
We also greatly understand that people use their asset managers not just for arch-vis but for kitbash, sculpting, game assets and other areas, so we want our asset manager to cater to all of these.
So if you’re looking for a Free Blender Asset Manager which will be developed consistently going forward to streamline your workflows into the future then give it a download and see what you think. It is totally free and we would love to know what you think!
It currently works with the most recent version of Blender, along with, of course Cycles and Eevee.