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moray 01-10-2013 04:30 PM

Issue with C4D and sIBL (smart Image Based Lighting)
 
I can't get the sIBL collection to load in R14. The plugin shows up and I have the paths set correctly but when I go to the 'prefs' tab in sIBL and select 'add collection' and then navigate to that folder when I click OK nothing happens, the particular collection I've selected doesn't show up. I'll take any suggestions happily.

If you go to the sIBL webpage it says it's compatible with R14, but I can't get it to work.

Thanks

seedstyler 01-10-2013 04:53 PM

@moray i wonder if the ibl loader 1.2 from the website is the same "beta" version from "spedler" ? since he announed at the forum "Thank you. It's in beta-testing at the moment, which is taking a bit longer than I thought, but will be available very soon." from 12/31/12 at 19:13:25...
whereby the website shows "Page last updated on August 18th 2012" ?

moray 01-10-2013 05:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by seedstyler (Post 635792)
@moray i wonder if the ibl loader 1.2 from the website is the same "beta" version from "spedler" ? since he announed at the forum "Thank you. It's in beta-testing at the moment, which is taking a bit longer than I thought, but will be available very soon." from 12/31/12 at 19:13:25...
whereby the website shows "Page last updated on August 18th 2012" ?

Seedstyler,
I saw that this morning and was wondering the same thing. I was just going off the comment on the download page that is was compatible with 14. I also saw in the forum where others were using it in 14 without issue. I don't have any trouble with it in 12 so maybe it's a version issue.

Thanks to both you guys for the quick response.

irene_uk 01-10-2013 05:56 PM

Quote:

it says it's compatible with R14, but I can't get it to work.
all working.
what is your problem?

moray 01-10-2013 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by irene_uk (Post 635843)
all working.
what is your problem?

irene_uk,
Don't actually know why. I know HOW to load things because I did it successfully in 12 without any issues.
Just don't understand why the collections won't load in 14. I'm using the version (1.2) that is supposed to work with 14, but for some reason, not for me. Any chance you can send me a screen shot of your settings? That might help. If not possible, thanks for your reply. It gives me hope that I can eventually use it.

Regards.

radoman 01-10-2013 06:29 PM

Have you tried to open the Sybil preset in R12-13 save project with assets, and merge this with your project in R14 or copy/ paste

moray 01-10-2013 07:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by radoman (Post 635880)
Have you tried to open the Sybil preset in R12-13 save project with assets, and merge this with your project in R14 or copy/ paste

No I haven't, radoman, but when I get a chance I'll give that a try. Thanks for your comments.

irene_uk 01-10-2013 07:59 PM

load sIBL plugin,choose preset,apply (dont change settings) ....and what you have?
.... i dont know how old this plugin(1.2) try to update .IBL files
from here
Code:

http://www.hdrlabs.com/sibl/archive.html
Code:

http://www.hdrlabs.com/sibl/downloads/sIBL_Archive_UpdatePack.zip
....you have 12 or 13 version?plug work with c4Dr13?

radoman 01-10-2013 08:07 PM

i not try Sibil with R14, but this workaround must work, only maybe you must manually assign hdr and background pic.

moray 01-10-2013 08:41 PM

A strange development, but also may be the answer. I can load the 4 'free' 3DTotal files without any problem (they all show up in my collection after loaded) but nothing else that I try shows up. Any thoughts?

irene_uk 01-10-2013 08:49 PM

Quote:

can load the 4 'free' 3DTotal files without any problem
you did update ibl files?

moray 01-10-2013 09:05 PM

Think I've figured it out. Some of the sets I've downloaded from the sIBL archive are missing the 'preview' images (they have the thumbnail and HDR jpg, but not the preview) and those won't load. You go through all the gyrations of loading them and nothing happens, but when you look in the file folder you see the preview image isn't there. I will need to get the proper image size of the ones that do load and then make me a preview image myself. Also, for whatever reason, the plugin didn't like the directory I had all the sets in. I made a new folder called 'sIBL_new', copied everything into it and now they load properly (other than what I described above).

Thanks for all the comments and suggestions!


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