Attention Scripters!

Smart IBL works slightly different in each application, because of SDK differences and application-specific features. However, we were working hard on consolidation and all loader scripts support at least the basic "drop each image into the right slot" feature. If you want to see your favorite CG app listed here, join our Developer Forum, or send your friendly neighborhood scripting dude.

Author blochi dschaga volXen gwynne kelsolaar spedler
Latest version 2.2 0.95 0.18b 1.01 3.0 1.5
Release date 01/07/10 09/12/08 06/16/09 06/18/09 05/26/10 06/21/13
Supported host app version 9.5 and up 4 to 9 8.0 to 2009 401 7 and up 12 and up
Notes No longer supported,
use sIBL-GUI instead!
converts sIBL-sets to modo presets standalone sIBL-GUI VRay support in R11 and higher

Loader Script Features

Browser with Import Options -
Multipe Collections - - - ✓✓
Thumbnail Browser - -
GPS Map - - - -
Northdirection
(to rotate the enviroment)
- -
Filtering, Tag Search - -
Ground Plane
(to receive radiosity shadows)
- - VRay
Set Render Globals - -
Linear / Gamma Worflow - - -
Direct link to sIBL-Edit - -

Header information shown in the interface

ICOfile
Name
Author
Link - -
Comment
Location
GPS Data - - -

Background Image

BGfile
BGmap (projectiontypes)* 1, 3 1 1 1 1 1
BGu,v - - -
BGheight - - - -

Environment Map

ENVfile V, F, B, MR ✓, MR
ENVmap * 1, 3 1 in V, F, B, MR 1 1 1 1
ENVu,v V, F, B - - -
ENVmulti V, F, B - -
ENVgamma - -

Reflection Map

REFfile V, F, B ✓, MR
REFmap * 1 1 in V, F, B, MR 1 1 1 1
REFu,v - V, F, B - - - -
REFmulti - V, F, B - - -
REFgamma - -

Sunlight

SUNcolor
SUNmulti ?
SUNu,v
Multiple Lights - - -

* Projectiontypes are 1...spherical, 2...cylindrical, 3...angular, 4...screen. See the IBL format specs for more.
** In 3dMAX the most options are tied to materials for specific render engines. V...V-Ray, F...Finalrender, B...Brazil, MR...mentalray