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IES light profile in Maya
IES light profile in Maya
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Hi Amigos,

             This tutorial is about IES profiles use in Mental Ray. Before getting into usage of IES profiles in Maya, we will try to know what is IES profile.

             IES stands for Illuminating Engineering Society. IES profile are file formats which store photometric data of real lights. You can download these light profiles from light manufacturing websites in .ies format. Here is an example if ies profile of light.



ies-viewer  


To start with, I have setup a simple scene in Maya. I Just created a Plane Vertical as wall. And I created a point light and placed near wall.


scene1



Selected the point light and In mental Ray, click at Light profile to assign shader.

scene2      


It will take you to MentalRay light profile node. Just browse your desired IES profile to it.

scene3


Modify Lights intensity and color and render it.

render

Very simple to execute and its great help.