What is it?
Script to convert sIBL sets (or an entire sIBL library) to modo 401 environment presets. sIBL sets can be obtained from the sIBL archive at HDR Labs
Unzip the archive. In 401, hit Shift-F5 to open the run script dialog and navigate to the unzipped directory. Double click the Install.py.
Another dialog will pop up, navigate back to the unxipped directory and click OK.
The install script will run and copy the necessary files to your user configs and scripts directory. A dialog will pop up when the installation process has completed.
Right click on the environment node in the shader tree. You'll see an entry called 'Convert sIBL set(s)'
A dialog will open, navigate to your sIBL library or a single sIBL set and click OK.
A second dialog will open for you to choose the destination directory for the presets. *Note: In windows the directory dialog doesn't allow you to create a new directory from within the dialog (Pet peve of mine!!!) , you'll need to create one in explorer if needed.*
Right click on the environment node in the shader tree again, this time choose the 'Preset Browser Pallette' entry.
A preset pallette will open, create a path to wherever you saved the environment presets (if you need to).
The environment presets are basically pointers to the image files in the sIBL sets on your hard drive. You should be carefull not to delete or move the sIBL sets once the presets are generated. If you do move the sIBL sets, delete the preset files and re-run the script.