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09-06-2004, 07:06 PM
Does anyone know of a plugin for Maya to allow it to use ILM's EXR format ( ( We've been using it in Shake and Photoshop, but we'd like to render straight out to EXR from Maya or Mental Ray.

I couldn't find anything in this forum or the computer programming forum, and i can't get to highend3d for some reason.

09-07-2004, 06:59 AM
mrclasses contain OpenEXR format

09-07-2004, 04:46 PM
I have upped a compiled version of mrClasses v0.1.6 at my site including the exr shader. (Havent tried the exr shader though.) (

09-08-2004, 04:43 AM
Pixero, I couldn't find it, where abouts is it?



09-08-2004, 04:51 AM
Sandstrom > Downloads > Mental Ray Shader > Down the bottom right.

That's a direct link to the download.

09-08-2004, 04:54 AM
Thanks joz :thumbsup:

dang and I looked in there


edit: should look with my eyes :blush:

11-17-2004, 10:30 AM
// Error: file: D:/Eigene Dateien/maya/6.0/scripts/AEgg_exrTemplate.mel line 162: Object not found: exrCompressionCtrl //
// Error: file: D:/Eigene Dateien/maya/6.0/scripts/AEgg_exrTemplate.mel line 129: Object not found: exrPixelTypeCtrl //

i get this error message when trying to use the exr shader.

just in case it would work... where did i have to connect that shader, in order to save in exr?
is there a linkt o some kind of documentation on how to iuse those shaders?

01-10-2005, 04:07 PM
I would also like to know where I can get something like a documentation...couldn't test it yet, but it could be no mistake to link the docs...

THX in advance

01-31-2005, 09:01 AM
Got it to work,but It only renders the EXR File from within output in batchmode...anyone got the same problems???

Next thing is, that I cannot use EXR-Files as Input for MR e.g. as filetexture is documented in the mental ray reference but doesn't work...

thx in advance

03-08-2005, 08:51 PM
Hi Guys, does anybody know a good HDR->EXR conversion tool???

anything i have found was behind this thread:

unfortunately Photosphere is only availabe for Linux or OS X
but i'm presently running a windows system :(


03-09-2005, 07:54 AM
HDRShop 2 supports EXR, too bad it's not free

03-09-2005, 09:12 AM
You can use : Photomatix Basic 1.0 ( free )

to convert from .hdr to .exr


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