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Maya GUI helps to automate image based lighting setup in for Mental Ray.
Creates lighting setup - (IBL node and set of lights) and point it to the chosen camera. There are two presets - for outdoor lighting (IBL and directional light) and for indoor (IBL and standard three area lights setup). You can pick your own HDR image and individual colors for lights.
The position and scale of lights based on dimensions of visible objects in the scene.
There are also few controls to manage selected objects. You can: - hide unselected objects - "frame" selection - move center of selected objects to zero point, preserving parenting -create turntable animation with specified duration -reset any of the above
The main purpose of this tool is to help asset artists in their work.