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Lighting Environments - Sir10Tea - 12-07-2017

Is it possible to add environment map jpegs to the Jux v2 program?


RE: Lighting Environments - Garth Thornton - 12-07-2017

Yes. The Preferences dialog shows the location for them, which can be changed. You can use equirectangular panoramic images or ordinary images. The environment map dialog has a refresh button so you can add images without restarting Jux.


RE: Lighting Environments - Sir10Tea - 12-07-2017

(12-07-2017, 05:50 AM)Garth Thornton Wrote: Yes. The Preferences dialog shows the location for them, which can be changed. You can use equirectangular panoramic images or ordinary images. The environment map dialog has a refresh button so you can add images without restarting Jux.
There doesn't seem to be a way to add images to the installed collection within the program itself. I did find another way to use other images. I looked for one of the preset images, found the location on my computer and then copied and pasted more images to that location. The location is in the program files folder for Jux. I'm certain that certain sizes and image dimensions work better than others.

Thanks for the prompt reply.


RE: Lighting Environments - Garth Thornton - 12-07-2017

The main reason for having fixed locations for the env maps is to let you share parameter files with references to env maps independent of actual paths. So if I put a file open dialog in Jux it would be to copy files from somewhere, not just to open them. I hadn't actually thought of doing that, but there's no reason why not.

Jux checks both the program folder and the personal Env Map location. In general it's better to keep program files and data separate, as your personal data is not affected by uninstalling, is easier to backup separately, and standard user accounts may not have write access to program folders.

Jux treats images with aspect ratio above 1.8 as panoramic, which can be panned, and others as standard. A standard image is wrapped around a sphere from the center, with 75% of it in the front hemisphere, which is not as good as panoramic but it works ok.