Binary storage format
neuray can read a special binary storage format which is optimized for fast reading and needs less disk space than a typical .mi file. Files containing this format are required to have the .mib file name extension. Files in the .mib format can be generated from any of the supported input file formats using the export functionality of neuray; see the mi::neuraylib::IExport_api::export_scene() and mi::neuraylib::IExport_api::export_elements() functions. The .mib file contains basically the same information as the file from which it was generated only in an optimized format.