The irradiance map viewer can be used to view, merge and save irradiance map files created by V-Ray.


The Irradiance Map viewer tool allows you to navigate around a 3D projected version of a scene to view were GI samples were taken during the rendering process.

Note:The viewer is a separate program and does not require the V-Ray host application (Maya, 3ds Max, MODO, etc.) to be running.



By default, the installation of V-Ray for Maya installs the irradiance map viewer in the folder [Program Files]\Chaos Group\V-Ray\Maya for nnnn\tools. A shortcut to the irradiance map viewer can be found within Start Menu > Programs > Chaos Group > V-Ray for Maya > Tools > Irradiance map viewer.

Windows: start the imapviewer executable from C:\Program Files\Chaos Group\V-Ray\Maya nnnn for x64\bin\

Linux: start the imapviewer executable from /usr/ChaosGroup/V-Ray/Mayannnn-x64/bin/

Mac OS X: start the imapviewer executable from /Applications/ChaosGroup/V-Ray/Mayannnn/

Note: nnnn is the Maya version.