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IBL question

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:32 pm
by Winston1
Hi All.
First post here.
I took the plunge and invested a bunch of my hard earned to purchase maxwell.
Hopefully I'll be able to master it one day, but boy is it a steep learning curve! :shock:

I use archicad as my modeling tool & export into maxwell using the plugin.

So to get to my current problem.
I'm trying to use HDRI's to light my image and also be the background for my models.
In the technical documentation I've seen, there's been a drop down option to select ibl, but on my studio I cant see this option.

My Studio ... .05.55.jpg

Tech doc ... .07.13.jpg

I have performed a search, but was unable to resolve my problem - information overload I guess?

Anyhow, many thanks in adavance for any help.
I'd like to say that I'll be able to reciprocate, but I dont forsee being overly competant any time soon. :(

Cheers. :D

Re: IBL question

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:43 pm
by numerobis
Image Based = IBL (Image Based Lighting)

Welcome to the forum! ;)

Re: IBL question

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:46 pm
by Winston1
Thanks for the quick reply. :)

When I load an image using the 'Image Based' environment, I'm finding it becomes a background to my model as apposed to enveloping it (if I'm making sense)
- When I rotate the model, the background stay the same. Is this supposed to happen? ... .26.37.png


Re: IBL question

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:13 pm
by Hervé
un-tick screen mapping in the IBL setting panel.. :wink:

Re: IBL question

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:42 pm
by Winston1
You're a legend Herve' ;-D
Thanks SO much! :D

Re: IBL question

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:24 am
by joaomourao
Nice, another ArchiCAD/BIM user!
Welcome Winston... :D