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 […]

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 HDRi setup with nodes only Shadow […]

Blender HDRI setup

Last version of Blender 2.79 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 here Preparing test scene 1. Remove default scene and create UV sphere. Go to tab Tools and choose Smooth. Press N key and zero […]