sIBL GUI is a standalone application for managing a collection of image-based lighting setups in the Smart IBL format. It uses helper scripts to send lighting setups to 3DS Max, Maya, Softimage, and with this new add-on also to Blender!
Kirk Thibault tipped us about this, he writes:
Christian Bloch over at HDR Labs has perfected his sIBL (image based lighting) rig and automated environment set up for Maya and Lightwave over the years and gives away a free HDR lighting environment every month. His latest news post over at HDRLabs gives Blender users something to cheer about - sIBL is now available for Blender.
Cristian Bloch writes:
Thanks to the development efforts of Jed Frechette, Blender users can now enjoy the one-click environment lighting setup that the Smart IBL system is famous for. Integration is done thoroughly, by using sIBL_GUI as browser and central library management hub. If you already use sIBL_GUI in conjunction with 3dsMAX or Maya, the workflow with Blender will be familiar:
- Pick an environment preset
- Pick Blender as setup template
- Click the Send to Software button
Photorealistic lighting (and background integration) couldn't be easier.
This sounds amazing. Who's going to share their images that use this technique?