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How do I install Quixel Colors?

First download Quixel colors from here: http://quixel.se/hub/colors/quixelcolors.zip



1 - Go to Windows > General Editors > Script Editor

2 - Select the Python tab

3 - Click File > Load Script

4 - Navigate to the colors directory inside SUITE 2.0

5 - Open MayaRun.py

6 - Make sure that the directory on line 5 is correct. If you have installed SUITE 2.0 to it's default directory, this should be fine.

7 - Press CTRL + Enter, or hit the blue single play button


Max (Requires 3Ds Max 2014 Extension 1 or Higher):

1 - Go to Utilities tab (hammer) on the top right of the command panel.

2 - Select MaxScript, and Run Script

3 - Navigate to color's directory

4 - Run MaxRun.ms



1.- Create a new shelf tool by right clicking on an empty area of the shelf and selecting New Tool

2.- Fill the name and label fields, name: quixelcolors, Label: Quixel Colors, leave this window open

3.- Open the file houdiniRun.py located here: C:\Program Files\Quixel SUITE 2.0\colors in any text editor

4.- Copy everything, back in Houdini, switch to the Script tab and paste what you copied from the file

5.- Press Accept button

6.- Now you can open Colors by pressing your new shelf buttons or by searching the name in the tab menu.


Tags: Colors, Install, download, Maya, 3Ds Max, Houdini, 

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    Scott Saling

    I followed the directions for the Maya install and when I hit execute I received this error.

    # Error: ImportError: file C:\Program Files\Quixel SUITE 2.0\colors\main.py line 1: No module named PySide #

    This in on Maya 2017.

    Please let me know what I need to do to move forward.

    Thank you.

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    Permanently deleted user

    Quixel colours for Max 2017, a temp workaround for those having problems:

    • Copy the “lib” folder from C:\Program Files\Quixel SUITE 2.0\colors to C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2017\python\Lib\site-packages

    • Then copy the “script” folder from C:\Program Files\Quixel SUITE 2.0 to C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2017\python\Lib

    Make sure to COPY and not move :)

    You should then be able to run the script in Max with no errors!

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    Telmo Avelino

    Same problem with maya 2017 and I cant find a solution.

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    Mohammed Yahia

    not working try to setup on maya 2017

    import sys
    sys.path.append(r'C:\Program Files\Quixel SUITE 2.0\colors')

    import main

    # Error: line 1: AttributeError: file line 5: 'module' object has no attribute 'main' #

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    Permanently deleted user

    Kyra, that worked perfectly for 3DS Max 2017 thank you!

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