Smart IBL - 2.0


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


[/i][i]Some Sets From The Archive


Thomas Mansencal


awesome news! this is one of my favorite tools for maya, good to see a newer version!


IBL has never been so easy! :applause:
It’s really stunning and so easy to use. use it daily here



Thanks for the feedback :slight_smile:

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 :



Thanks for this tool. In Lightwave does it have fprime support?


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… :wink:


Wow! Thank you so much for this. I love it.


That’s really great news, thanks lot man.


Wow! How come I never came across Smart IBL before? :blush:

So awesome, thanks guys! :slight_smile:


Thanks for the feedback guys :slight_smile:


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.



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



Thanks Thomas! I greatly appreciate it.

Enjoy your holiday time! :slight_smile:



Volxen is on the breach !



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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