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Ivy Texturizer Blender add-on

Ivy Texturize add-on for Blender comes in handy when using Ivy Generator add-on, which comes bundled with Blender. You simply create an Ivy with leaves, and with one click Ivy Texturizer does the job for you, applying all needed materials and textures. It’s as simple as that. When you select leaves and click on Texturize button, all […]

Synchronize Sun light to HDRI in Blender

Activate Sun Position add-on Sun Position add-on comes bundled with Blender 2.91. To activate the add-on go to Edit>Preferences>Add-ons and search for “Sun Position”. Enable an add-on. In its preferences, you can enable additional information labels if needed. Once activated, the add-on will be visible in World Properties of Blender. Create a test scene and HDRI lighting […]

Rendering on 20K hdri map in Blender 2.9

I suggest you to start to work with lower resolution hdri map because loading high-resolution texture will slow down your workflow significantly, even if you have the latest GPU and fast computer. I always start with 8K hdri map in Cycles or even 2K map especially in the first stages of the project or while […]

How to Color Balance your HDRI?

For hdri map colour correction, I highly recommend you to use Photoshop. Please download and open FREE_HDR_103 hdr map from here and open it in Photoshop. For this tutorial, I am using Photoshop CS6 as it is the latest version available without subscription-based rental. 1. Open HDRI Map in Photoshop 2. Enable 32-bit Exposure preview […]

Blender 2.81 and new Intel denoiser

Quick instruction on how to use new Intel Open Image Denoise function in Blender 2.81 Blender 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 […]

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 scene Right-click on Node Graph Editor and […]