Irradiance map viewer
IR viewer, Irradiance map viewer, IR tool
The irradiance map viewer can be used to view, merge and save irradiance
map files created by V-Ray. Note that the viewer is a separate program and
does not require 3ds Max in order to run.
By default, the installation of V-Ray for 3ds Max installs the irradiance
map viewer in the folder [Program Files]\Chaos Group\V-Ray\3dsmax
Rx for yyy\tools. A shortcut to the irradiance map viewer is also installed
in the Start Menu: click Start
Menu > Programs > Chaos
Group > V-Ray for 3dsmax > Tools
> Irradiance map viewer.
There are several methods of running the irradiance map viewer, which
are outlined below.
- The simplest way is to double-click the imapviewer.exe
file. This will bring up an Open File dialog box that lets you browse for
an irradiance map to open. This is the same as starting the irradiance map
viewer from the Start Menu. The menus of the program
allow you to do various things with the irradiance map (merging and saving
- You can also run the irradiance map viewer from the command line. In this
case there are several possible choices:
- If you type just
on the command line, this is the same as double-clicking the file. It
will bring up the File Open dialog for selecting an irradiance map file.
- You can also type
is the name of an irradiance map file. This file will be opened automatically.
- A third way is to use the viewer to merge several maps into one:
imapviewer -load <map1> -load <map2>
... [-save <finalmap>] [-nodisplay]
This will load the specified maps and combine them into one irradiance
map. If the -save
option is specified, the result will be written to the given file. If
option is specified, the resulting map will not be displayed (otherwise
the viewer will display the final result).
- Use the -help option on the command line to see a short description
of the usage of the irradiance map viewer;