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Winter hdri shooting in Spain

We are now in Spain. Shooting hdri maps for you. We are a little bit crazy but working harder than ever.Hi, my name is Grzegorz Wronkowski. I make my living selling hdri maps for 6 years. I do live with my family in Poland, therefore every year there are 3-4 months of good weather so I can take my old Nikon D800, heavy Manfrotto tripod and go for shooting sky, roads, nature, landscape and turn that shots into hdri...

Easy HDRI Map rotation in Blender

Tired of finding Mapping node in Shader Editor just to rotate hdri map ? CTRL + ALT and drag your mouse to rotate an HDRi Map inside Blender 2.81 with the free addon.HDRI Map rotation in Blender could be easier, much easier done. I like how it works in Marmoset Toolbag or inside Substance Painter, where I just click shift and drag and it spins around my 3D scene. With free Rotate an HDRi plugin created byAlexander Belyakov, you don't have...

HDRi basics

It is a technique used in imaging and photography to reproduce a greater dynamic range of luminosity than what is possible with standard digital imaging.What does HDRi mean?HDRi stands for High Dynamic Range Imaging.It is a technique used in imaging and photography to reproduce a greater dynamic range of luminosity than what is possible with standard digital imaging. In modern times, we can distinguish between two types of HDR photography: artistic which concentrates on the HDR look as a...

Blender 2.81 and new Intel denoiser

Quick instruction on how to use new Intel Open Image Denoise function in Blender 2.81Blender 2.81 is not yet here, but you can download the latest build from Blender Experimental Builds and use it. It is not recommended for production work.I am using Blender 2.81 daily because it has improved Outliner and new Intel's denoising capabilities. To download the latest Blender 2.81 I recommend using Blender Version Manager. This minimalistic plugin checks if there is a new version of Blender 2.81 and...

HDRI set-up in Octane Render standalone

A quick tutorial on different environment setups inside Octane Render standalone.  Easy to follow steps for beginners and advanced users.To reproduce this short HowTo, I am using the latest version of Octane Standalone available without paying monthly subscription fees: Octane version 4.04.  Setting up a simple 3D sceneRight-click on Node Graph Editor and insert Render Target node.Add some geometry to the scene: Right-click on editor Geometry> Mesh and choose your .obj file (I am Blender user so Suzanne is an obvious choice).Add Geometry > Placement node...

Improved shadows with HDRi Sun Aligner

Quickly add light to hdri in Blender 2.8 with Sun Aligner plugin, to improve hdri shadows.1. Starting with a simple testing scene: cube on the plane, and basic HDRI Environment setup. I am using Blender 2.8 build from 25 May 2019.2. Select plane and in Object > Visibility check Shadow Catcher. For Cube create some metallic material, and select once again Plane object and in Object > Visibility > Ray Visibility uncheck Glossy, so Shadow Catcher is not visible...

A new way of previewing hdri skies

There is a new way of displaying hdri skies implemented on the website. As you can see now, all hdri sky domes are displayed as spherical maps using Krpano Player.All previews for HDRI Sky domes were rendered in Blender 2.8. Scene setup was very easy: huge plane mesh was added for the floor and Checker Texture inserted into material's Base Color input.All HDRi Maps were loaded as a sequence for Environment Texture, so all 95 HDRI Skydomes could be...

Blender HDRI setup

Last version of Blender 2.78 comes with Shadow Catcher feature. Let's check how it works along with HDRI lighting and backplate image used for background. You can download complete tutorial project file from herePreparing test scene1. Remove default scene and create UV sphere. Go to tab Tools and choose Smooth. Press N key and zero its location.2. Choose Cycles Render engine. Apply material, Go to Surface > Use Nodes and choose Glass. Open Node editor.HDRI environment setup1. Remove Lamp from outliner2. Switch to...

HDRI lighting in Modo

Tutorial about hdri lighting in Modo 801 including some set-up tips.1. Let's startOpen a new project in Modo and switch to Layout view, add Meshes > Miscellaneous > Mech Lux model to scene. Create a new plane and place just under the model like seen on the picture. Later on, it will be used as Shadow Catcher.2. Loading HDRI mapGo to Shader Tree, expand Environments and click on Environment Material nested inside the Environment layer. From the menu above Add Layer...

HDRI lighting in Cinema 4D

In this tutorial, you will learn how to set up hdri lighting in Cinema 4D for interiors and exterior scenes.1. BeginningAdd a model to the scene or open your project where you want to add hdri lighting. To be sure that you can see any changes it is recommended to turn off any CG lighting before beginning. This tutorial is valid for any exterior and interior lighting.2. Create HDRI materialCreate a new material, double click on the material icon...