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IES Profiles

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This is a library of production ready lights for RenderMan, featuring 19 IES profiles.

IES profiles help you achieve physical photometric data distribution, in other words, a realistic light emission pattern based on original manufacturer specifications, giving your art an extra dose of realism.

For more information about IES profiles see CGArena.

This library of IES lights includes the following IES profiles ...


To install in RenderMan's Preset Browser, place the IES folder inside your RenderMan Asset Library's LightRigs folder. It is recommended you transfer the installation default RenderManAssetLibrary folder to a non-install location with full writing privileges.

Once you transfer the Materials folder and move your Asset Library into a different location, it is important to tell Maya through the preferences that you want to use the new path.

Or you can create a new environment variable in you Maya.env file like so:

RMAN_ASSET_LIBRARY = /My/Folder/Example/RenderManAssetLibrary

This will make sure you are always pointing to the right folder.


Library created by Dylan Sisson.

Updated by Leif Pedersen.


Public Domain. Free of known copyright restrictions.

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