Fix Quixel Bridge export to 3ds Max 2024

If you are trying to export any asset using Quixel Bridge to the 3ds Max 2024, you would find it simply doesn’t work. It’s very strange as 3ds Max 2024 is considered as an industry standard. If you look into the log file you will notice: “connect ECONNREFUSED”, which means that Quixel Bridge can’t connect to the server installed for 3ds Max.

There is a simply solution for this. Open in windows explorer path: C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsMax\2022 – 64bit\ENU\scripts\startup (replace USENRAME with your own username, you need to show hidden files to be able to see AppData), and copy a file named

Next go to the same folder but for 3ds Max 2024: C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsMax\2024 – 64bit\ENU\scripts\startup and paste there.

Restart 3ds Max 2024 and now when you export anything from Quixel Bridge it should work correctly.

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Once fixed, click button to export to 3ds Max

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