The Multi Image Map Importer script that I wrote (MIMI) will run under 8.5.3 if you follow these steps.
FIrst, download it here. Then follow along with the images, and instructions below:
MIMI.zip 46.86KB 112 downloads
Text instructions to go with the images:
1, Goto the extensions Menu and select "Run Utility"
2, Navigate to the scripts folder, then into the MIMI folder to pick MIMI.fsb
3, A new open dialog will become available (with no indication that it is new)
navigate to your images folder, note that they will be dimmed (click on "Show all files
4, Files may still be dimmed, but you will now be able to select all the files you want
Be careful to choose image files that fZ understands (Don't recall how much error checking I did)
5, Note that a bunch of new blank materials have been added... No big deal
6, Change from "Shaded" to "Render Zone"
7, change all of them...