View Full Version : Smart IBL - 2.0

Kel Solaar
07 July 2009, 07:58 AM
HDRLabs ( Released Smart IBL HDRI Lighting Kit V2.

The HDRI Archive has been updated and received a lot of new IBL Sets provided freely by Bob Groothuis.

Lightwave, Maya Loaders, sIBL_GUI have been updated. sIBLedit is close to the final 2.0 release.

More Informations at (

Don't hesitate to contact us if you want to take part in the project or make your HDRI Ressources sIBL 2.0 compliant.

Below are some pictures of the loaders / scripts, etc...

Lightwave Loader


Some Sets From The Archive

Thomas Mansencal

07 July 2009, 05:57 PM
awesome news! this is one of my favorite tools for maya, good to see a newer version!

07 July 2009, 09:56 PM
IBL has never been so easy! :applause:
It's really stunning and so easy to use. use it daily here


Kel Solaar
07 July 2009, 10:04 PM
Thanks for the feedback :)

This is a Collaborative Open Source work with some really fine guys ( Christian, Dschaga, Tischbein, Volxen, Gwyine and those I'm missing ).
We are trying to provide a reliable and easy to use IBL Rendering Workflow.

Don't hesitate to provide feedback, ideas and report problems if you encounter some, here or better :


07 July 2009, 07:41 AM
Thanks for this tool. In Lightwave does it have fprime support?

07 July 2009, 08:05 AM
Yes, because it only builds a setup with Lightwave's own tools. You'll have to switch Radiosity on in FPrime's Master plugin and it works great. Actually, Steve Worley himself used to use it from the early beginnings for demo videos.... ;)

07 July 2009, 02:28 PM
Wow! Thank you so much for this. I love it.

07 July 2009, 03:21 PM
That's really great news, thanks lot man.

07 July 2009, 03:45 PM
Wow! How come I never came across Smart IBL before? :blush:

So awesome, thanks guys! :)

Kel Solaar
07 July 2009, 08:49 PM
Thanks for the feedback guys :)

07 July 2009, 03:07 PM
I'm copying this from the sIBL forums since I haven't received a response from there yet:


I was wondering if anyone can help me with this. I just installed the sIBL Loader 4 Maya running on Vista 64. I followed the readme but I get this error: "Error: Invalid flag: -Testgrid."

Anyone know what I am doing wrong? Btw, I'm running Maya 2009 Service Pack 1a x64.

Kel Solaar
07 July 2009, 09:00 PM

Sorry for the delay, I'm on Holidays currently :)
I'll poke Volxen and tell him about your current problem !


07 July 2009, 09:03 PM

Sorry for the delay, I'm on Holidays currently :)
I'll poke Volxen and tell him about your current problem !


Thanks Thomas! I greatly appreciate it.

Enjoy your holiday time! :)

Kel Solaar
07 July 2009, 09:21 PM

Volxen is on the breach !


07 July 2009, 09:29 PM
Are you using the testgrid-sIBL in your folder? If so ... remove it and try again.

Does it solve the problem?


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