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  12 December 2012
hey Thomas, looks like an awesome update, however, when i try to run the generated script, in maya, nothing happens...any idea what could that be? I select the template, I generate the py file, but when i run that file in maya it does nothing...

  12 December 2012
Hi Alex!

Mmmh how do you run it in Maya? Are you opening directly the script in the Script Editor?

  12 December 2012
hey Thomas!

yeah, I open the script in the script editor as a python script, select all, execute, nothing...
  12 December 2012

Should be easy!

You can send to Maya directly from sIBL_GUI, you have to open a command port for that ( Melscript ):

commandPort -n ":2048";

Now if you really want to manually execute the loader script, you will have to append some code at the end, ( I didn't tried it right now, but it should work ):


  01 January 2013

Some users have been reported that sIBL_GUI stopped working for them yesterday, apparently an Avast update was the cause, if it happens to you, double check that your antivirus software is not in cause.

sIBL_GUI access the Web for two things ( It's maybe that behaviour that gets flagged as dangerous by Avast ):
  • Online version checking.
  • Exception / crashes reporting.


  01 January 2013

sIBL_GUI 4.0.6 is out!

This release is mainly a maintenance release ironing out some issues reported through Crittercism.

Windows build now also have a Console executable that will come handy whenever sIBL_GUI doesn't start.

Here is the complete Change Log:

sIBL_GUI - 4.0.6 - Stable:

sIBL_GUI 4.0.6 - Stable -
Umbra 1.0.7 - Stable - Milestone:
Foundations 2.0.7 - Stable - Milestone:
  • Add console support to Windows and Darwin Oses builds.
  • Replaced Py2App with Pyinstaller on Darwin Os.
  • Improved symbols expanding behavior in Script Editor Component.
  • Improved various dialog button sizes.
  • Darwin Os build should properly raise upon startup.
  • Fixed exceptions raised by actions triggered in Inspector Component when no active Ibl Set is defined.
  • Fixed exception in sIBLeditUtilities Component when attempting to edit an Ibl Set and nothing is selected.
  • Fixed exception in Database Operations Component raised while updating an Ibl Set file location.
  • Fixed shutil.copytree related exception in Database Component.
  • Fixed AttributeError exception in Inspector Component.
  • Fixed Qt related RuntimeError exception in Preview Component.
  • Fixed exception in Loader Script Options Component when an attribute has undefined type.
  • Fixed Python 2.6.x related exception in Inspector Component.
  • Fixed duplicated languages on Windows Os build.
  • Handled gaierror exception in Tcp Client Component.
  • Fixed Script Editor Component Save File As action unexpected behavior.
  • Fixed Script Editor Component searchAndReplace replace method.
  • Fixed slowdown when switching editor in Script Editor Component.
  • Fixed symbols matching in Script Editor Component.
  • Fixed socket module related exceptions in foundations.common.isInternetAvailable definition.
  • Handled non existing files and directories in foundations.pkzip.Pkzip.extract method.


  04 April 2013

sIBL_GUI 4.0.7 is out!

This release focuses on bringing a neat new feature: Larges Panoramic Thumbnails!

Those are generated once from the background images ( With fallback on the preview ones ) upon startup.

Here is a video to showcase the stuff:

And some images:

Unicode supports has been improved: Users with non ASCII characters in their names should have less issues.

Here is the complete Change Log:

sIBL_GUI - 4.0.7 - Stable:

sIBL_GUI 4.0.7 - Stable - Milestone:
Umbra 1.0.8 - Stable - Milestone:
Manager 2.0.4 - Stable - Milestone:
Foundations 2.0.8 - Stable - Milestone:
  • Implemented large thumbnails support.
  • Implemented better unicode support.
  • Implemented precise per channel color control over the IBL setup in Softimage Templates.
  • Fixed Softimage_Arnold_Standard and Softimage_Arnold_Dome_Light Templates color profiles issues.
  • Fixed exception in Softimage_VRay_Standard Template.
  • Dropped sqlalchemy-migrate support.

Thats all folks!


Last edited by Kel Solaar : 04 April 2013 at 09:56 AM.
  01 January 2014
Just preventing archival, I have been very busy last year, I have a release pending although I cannot find time to finish it yet!

  04 April 2014

I'm pleased and at same time ashamed to say that sIBL_GUI 4.0.8 is out!

Pleased because I finally got time to get back on the project, ashamed because it took me so long and I have left a lot of people with very annoying bugs. I'm sincerely sorry about that!

This release is mainly a maintenance release ironing out most of issues reported through Crittercism.

Here is the complete Change Log:

sIBL_GUI - 4.0.8 - Stable:

sIBL_GUI 4.0.8 - Stable - Milestone:
Umbra 1.0.9 - Stable - Milestone:
Manager 2.0.5 - Stable - Milestone:
Foundations 2.1.0 - Stable - Milestone:
  • Handled WindowsError in database component while retrieving stats on a non existing file.
  • Handled exception while searching in tags cloud using an invalid regex pattern in searchDatabase component.
  • Handled potential IOError exceptions related to foundations.common.foundations.common.isBinaryFile definition usage when accessing a locked file.
  • Prevented exception in sibl_gui.ui.common.getFormattedShotDate definition.
  • Prevented AttributeError exception in sibl_gui.components.core.inspector.inspector.Inspe ctor.__setActiveIblSet method when no active iblSet is defined.
  • Prevented ValueError exception in sibl_gui.components.core.inspector.inspector.Inspe ctor.__drawActiveIblSetOverlay method when invalid lights colors attributes are used.
  • Prevented IndexError exception in inspector component.
  • Prevented exception reports stacking.
  • Prevented AttributeError exception in umbra.components.scriptEditor.scriptEditor.ScriptE ditor.__editor__modificationChanged method.
  • Prevented files reloading on exit in scriptEditor component.
  • Fixed long startup delay when no Internet connection is available.
  • Fixed notificationsManager notifiers insertion order.
  • Fixed caching issue in foundations.parsers.SectionsFileParser.write method.
  • Fixed various issues in Softimage_Arnold_Standard, Softimage_Arnold_Dome_Light and Softimage_Arnold_Lightsmith templates to support latest SItoA build.
  • Handled BadZipfile exception in foundations.pkzip.Pkzip.extractZipFile method.
  • Ensured fileSystemEventsManager manager doesn't compares integer paths modification times to float ones.
  • Ensured Softimage_Arnold_Lightsmith Template compatibility with SItoA 2.8.0 by removing deprecated legacy light filter code.
  • Ensured directional light position is correct in Maya_Arnold_Standard and Maya_Arnold_Dome_Light Templates.
  • Ensured Templates are downloaded into Factory directory only if writable.
  • Ensured Ibl Set icon is properly displayed in inspector component plates view.
  • Ensured Softimage_Arnold_* Templates compatibility with latest SItoA build.
  • Ensured notificationsManager has a maximum number of displayed notifiers at same time.
  • Ensured foundations.parsers.SectionsFileParser.parse method reads current file content if no content has been previously set.
  • Ensured that loggers and their formatters receive unicode data.
  • Ensured directional light position is correct in Maya_Arnold_Standard and Maya_Arnold_Dome_Light templates.*
  • Removed miCreateOtherOptionsNodesForURG mel procedure call in Maya_MR_Standard Template.
  • Removed dependency on ordereddict for Python versions that already include it.
  • Moved foundations.common.isBinaryFile definition into module.
  • Added module.
  • Added Jed Frechette Blender_Cycles_Standard template.
  • Extracted documentation utilities to their own repository.
  • Pass various globals variables through arguments in umbra.engine.Umbra class.
  • Refactored magic methods implementation in various managers.
  • Implemented fall-back preferences directory support.
  • Implemented get method in various managers.
  • Implemented __setitem__ method in various managers.
  • Implemented magic methods tests for foundations.parsers.SectionsFileParser class.
  • Implemented foundations.parsers.SectionsFileParser.setValue method.
  • Implemented support for ANSI escape codes.
  • Implemented new documentation theme.
  • Reformatted package docstrings.
  • Verbosed PyQt version on startup.



Last edited by Kel Solaar : 04 April 2014 at 08:24 PM.
  04 April 2014
sorry to be dense,

but what exactly does this do?
  10 October 2014
I don't have much time for sIBL_GUI these days, just a quick post so that the thread doesn't get archived

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