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  12 December 2011
Hi Frejam,

Is it during the setup itself or while running sIBL_GUI?

Are you running the application as Administrator? Is your Windows 64bit and which one?

  12 December 2011
not quite fixed yet...

Looks like it was the admin thing (during setup), although I was logged in as admin when installing... Anyway, thanks!

Actually, now it installs without reporting errors, but it won't run. the first time i launched it said it couldn't find a python 2.7 file or folder (not sure of the exact error). I installed 2.7(I think the latest xsi installs its own python), but when launching sibl_gui 4, nothing shows up, not even in the even task manager.

win7, 64bit

Last edited by frejam : 12 December 2011 at 11:29 PM. Reason: update on install issue
  12 December 2011

Ok can you try to uninstall sIBL_GUI 4, ensure that the directory is empty. Then reinstall everything, in admin if possible, then you need to start sIBL_GUI in admin one time at least to be sure that the bytecode get compiled. Then It should work.
I redid a few tries, admin / not admin on Win 7 x64 and I noticed that there is a flaw with the nsis installer I built, so I'm in the process of generating a new one.

I hope to have something fixed soon

  12 December 2011

I have a new installer up:

I dropped NSIS for Actual Installer ( ). Cheap and very easy to use!

Let me know if its better for you!

  12 December 2011
OK, works with new installer - thanks.
  12 December 2011
Thanks for your feedback

Have a Merry Christmas!

  12 December 2011

I just released updated Lightsmith Ibl Sets and their Arnold and Mental Ray Templates, you can grab the Templates using sIBL_GUI Online Updater and the Lightsmith Ibl Sets here:

Christian will upload them in HDRLabs Collection later.


  01 January 2012

I just released sIBL_GUI 4.0.1 - Beta.

The most notable feature is that I rolled in the asynchronous threaded images loading code that should be very efficient with larges databases.
I also fixed an ugly memory leak related to an circular reference issue with Python interpreter ( ), not only the memory consumption should be slightly lower but the application should not slow down after an extensive use.
For those interested in details, that issue resulted in underlying nodes being duplicated and not cleared from memory, in some extreme case I had like over 3000 Ibl Sets Nodes sitting in memory whereas I should have under 100.

Notice that even if affixed as Beta the downloads have been put in the Stable directories.

Here is the complete Change Log:

Development 4.0.1 - Beta - Milestone:
  • Implemented asynchronous images loading in related sIBL_GUI components for increased speed and responsiveness.
  • A new **imagesCachesOperations** component has been introduced to allow images caches operations.
  • Dropped **NSIS** installer for **Actual Installer** ( ) on Windows Os.
  • Double clicking an Ibl Set in the **Database Browser"** component now opens the **Inspect** layout.
  • Prevented a subtle memory leak related to a Python interpreter issue ( ), slightly reducing memory consumption.
  • Prevented an exception in **Inspector** component when a plate was selected and the view attempted to store the current nodes selection.
  • Prevented an exception in **Inspector** component when current Ibl Set preview image doesn't exists.

Happy 2012 New Year!

  01 January 2012

Here is a first report from the survey:

  02 February 2012

sIBL_GUI 4.0.2 just came out of the oven!

This release is considered as stable, bringing new features and fixing some issues. I'm putting the development in maintenance and will only release for blocking issues for a few months since I have some others personal projects to run!

The main feature of that build is the new notifications manager that will lead to a reduced number of clicks, and less clicks is better

sIBL_GUI - Notifications Manager

and a development video:

It's now possible to search in various locations in the Script Editor Component, that should be handy while editing a lot of .ibl files at once.

sIBL_GUI - Search In Files

Here is the complete Change Log:

sIBL_GUI 4.0.2 - Stable - Milestone:

Umbra 1.0.1 - Stable - Milestone:

  • Implemented notifications manager code.
  • Implemented Search In Files in Script Editor Component.
  • Implemented matching symbols pairs highlighting in Script Editor Component.
  • Implemented occurences highlighting in Script Editor Component.
  • Implemented Duplicate Line(s) methods in Script Editor Component.
  • Implemented Delete Line(s) methods in Script Editor Component.
  • Implemented Move Up / Down methods in Script Editor Component.
  • Implemented Font Size Increase / Decrease methods in Script Editor Component.
  • The FAQ have been moved into the documentation:
  • Added support for command line files arguments.
  • Refactored the layouts management code.
  • Optimized Search Database Component speed.
  • Online Updater Component now correctly reports networks errors.
  • Rolled back to Qt 4.7.x thanks to Jens Lindgren.
  • Fixed an exception in Inspector Component when an Ibl Set is modified and reloaded on Windows Os.
  • Fixed an exception related to drag'n'drop in Collections Outliner Component.
  • Ensured workers threads are properly closed on application exit.
  • Handled exception when "FreeImage" library cannot be loaded.


  02 February 2012
Am I understanding this correctly, is this free of charge, donations only?
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  02 February 2012
Originally Posted by Stoehr: Am I understanding this correctly, is this free of charge, donations only?


  07 July 2012
Bumping sIBL_GUI threads to avoid archiving.

I'll probably start tackling VRay for Softimage Template this week.

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