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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.