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Product Name: Light Probe Tool
Product ID: 30976
Published Artist(s): Predatron
Created By: N/A
Release Date: 2016-04-22

Product Information

  • Required Products: None

Here's a free simple little utility prop for Daz Studio and Iray to help test your lighting and tonal values.There are 4 spheres and a gizmo to show direction of your HDR map.

The first sphere is set up to take the default HDR map that is loaded when Daz Studio first loads. When you look at it you can quickly see where the map will be position on the Iray scene dome. You will also see at a glance just where the main bright spot of the map will be located. This is useful when adding any additional lights such as a direct light to simulate the sun. If you need to rotate your main Iray scene dome then you need to update the y Rotation settings with each sphere.

The second sphere is pure white. This gives you a good example of any potential blow-outs of your brightest materials.

The third sphere is set at mid-grey and gives you a good indication of general lighting information. You can see where your lighting is coming from and can be used as reference when colour correcting your image in Photoshop or other image editing software.

The fourth sphere is a pure mirror that will reflect the entire scene. Again a good reference as to where everything is in your scene such a lights and bright spots.

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Light Probe Tool (Core)

  • You can find new icons for loading this product in the following DAZ Studio Folders:
    • “Props:Predatron:Light Probe Tool”
  • You can find new icons for this product in the following DAZ Studio Categories:
    • “Props:Effects”

Additional Details

  • To change the HDR map for the first sphere you should first load in any HDR lighting first. Some good examples can be found in Dimension Theory’s store at DAZ3D. This will then add the HDR image in the available maps available in the Surface tab. Just click on the Light Probe and choose the sphere material. In the Base color drop-down you should see the HDR map, just click on that to load it on the sphere.

Resolved Issues

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Known Issues

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