Free Dutch Skies 360° HDR set plus help files
Exclusive to 3D World: download a top-quality HDRI set from panoramic photographer Bob Groothuis. Plus: HDR help for Vue and Carrara artists
Between now and 1 July 2011, you can download a full HDR set from Bob Groothuis, the photographer behind the popular Dutch Skies 360° series. The set includes an 8K spherical background, a 4K spherical HDR for reflections, a spherical lightmap and a reference document to link everything together using the popular sIBL system. You also get a sequence of 11K exposures for post-production work and a selection of background plates.
Like other sIBL sets, this set works with any 3D package capable of reading HDR files, including 3ds Max, Maya, Softimage, LightWave and modo.
Visit Bob’s website and online store for more information and HDR panoramas, including more details on his upcoming Dutch Light 360° series.
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Find out more about Dutch Skies 360° HDRI sets
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Your free HDR set
Download the free Dutch Skies 360° HDR set (158.1MB)
HDR help for Vue and Carrara
The sIBL system for organising HDR assets supports many major 3D packages, including 3ds Max, Maya, Softimage, LightWave 3D and modo, but it’s still possible to use the assets in other packages. To tie in with 3D World 144′s feature on making and using HDR images, here are help files for artists using Carrara and Vue.
Using sIBL with Carrara
Mike Lowery offers tips and advice for integrating an sIBL set with Carrara. Download Carrara tips (116K)
Using sIBL with Vue
Cirstyn Bech-Yagher offers a sample Vue scene file showing how to set up an sIBL set inside Vue. Swee her feature in 3D World 144 for notes on using sIBL in Vue. Download Vue scene file (21MB)
on Monday, June 6th, 2011 at 9:53 am under Magazine.
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