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Reply #45 - 10/03/10 at 12:10:31
 
I don't really see the issue for Maxon to provide you a demo oO Not like that engage them with anything.
Hope you found the SDK !

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Reply #46 - 04/23/11 at 05:52:57
 
I successfully installed the Loader plugin for c4d r12, but I don't see the preset list. Is there something else that needs installing that I'm missing?
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Reply #47 - 04/26/11 at 21:18:01
 
Hello c4duser,

A discription is on the next link

http://forums.cgsociety.org/archive/index.php/t-878124.html

hope this will help

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Reply #48 - 04/28/11 at 06:12:06
 
Thanks Bob, I followed the manual instructions to the letter, but no luck. It says I have loaded 3 collections in the prefs panel, but nothing shows in the presets panel.
Kind of frustrated...
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Reply #49 - 04/28/11 at 06:23:49
 
Anyone able to get this to work with C4D r12 Mac?
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Reply #50 - 04/29/11 at 15:31:10
 
c4duser wrote on 04/28/11 at 06:23:49:
Anyone able to get this to work with C4D r12 Mac?


I can tell you for certain that the loader works with R12 on the Mac Smiley

I'm not sure at the moment why you're having problems. If you've pointed the loader to a collection, and that's a valid path on your machine, then the loader should read any sIBL sets in that path. So, I know it's a silly question, but just to check, have you downloaded some sIBL sets from the archive on this site or elsewhere? I ask because if you don't have any sets yet, you won't see anything in the preset browser.

Secondly, if you do have some sets, are they in the correct hierarchical layout as specified in the manual? It should look something like this:

- collection folder
         |
         -> set folder 1
         |    |
         |     -> .ibl file
         |    |
         |     -> various image files
         |
         -> set folder 2
         |
         -> set folder 3
         |
         -> etc., etc.

You MUST have it set up so that each sIBL set is in its own folder which is a sub-folder of the collection. The loader must be pointed at the collection; if you point the loader directly at a set folder (i.e. one which contains a file with the extension .ibl) it will not work.

Can you check these things and let us know the results?

Steve
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Reply #51 - 04/30/11 at 21:03:51
 
Thanks Steve!

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Reply #52 - 06/01/11 at 15:19:02
 
I have a simple question about the sIBL plugin.
Firstly...thanks to spedler for doing this Smiley

I'm using c4d r12 and I typically work in 'Linear' mode.
I see that the sIBL has a tick box for linear as well.  If I'm working in Linear within c4d should I also tick this box in the sIBL or leave unchecked?

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Reply #53 - 06/01/11 at 16:16:57
 
Hi Rick,

Yes, this can be confusing. It's covered in the manual - here's the relevant section about the LWF switch in the loader:

"Very important: you should be aware that all this option does is cause the plugin to apply the preset and set up render options so that it is compatible with a linear workflow. If it is turned on, it will override the settings in the document; so that if you are using C4D R12 and have the Linear Workflow switch in the document settings enabled (as it is by default), turning on the LWF switch in the loader will turn off the LWF switch in the document settings when you apply the preset. It seems illogical, but if this wasn’t done, you would in effect be making the necessary changes to implement LWF twice."

There's more detail in the manual about the changes made to implement LWF, but to answer your question, you can have the R12 LWF switch on or off - it doesn't matter, the loader will do its own thing anyway.

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Reply #54 - 06/01/11 at 17:12:06
 
awesome....thanks so much.

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Reply #55 - 06/01/11 at 20:35:52
 
maybe another noobie question...but if I wanted to say use the images in my scene, how would you go about generating the shadow for an object as my typical process of compositing the background would not work with one of these sets.

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Reply #56 - 06/02/11 at 15:47:29
 
This isn't so simple. It's a big hole in Cinema's compositing tag, IMO. There are three possibilities:

1- try the shadow catcher plugin that's been around for a long while now - it might work for you
2 - see the maxon tutorial on cineversity about this (of course, this may be no more than what you're already doing)
3 - use Vray, which handles this without any problem

Sorry I can't be of more help, but there'e no easy answer to this one in C4D unfortunately. If you search on cg talk and at c4d cafe, you'll find a lot of threads about this.

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Reply #57 - 06/02/11 at 20:22:58
 
I've used Vray and the sIBL loader with some really good results. I don't think there is a workaround either. I'm just a noobie tho, so don't count on too much of what I post. Anyhoo, what I am looking for is a good resource about how sIBL sets are created. Thanks to all of you brilliant HDRI people in advance!
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Reply #58 - 06/30/11 at 08:06:47
 
Thank's for doing this, it is an outstanding plugin!!!

Now I'm just going to figure out how to make my own sets!
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Reply #59 - 04/26/12 at 00:54:41
 
Please, Help Me!  Smiley
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