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chanseimage
05-09-2006, 02:07 PM
Not sure if this is the right place to post, but where can I buy one of those reflective spheres used to create IMAGE BASE lightings and HDRI ?

Been looking around and nothing shows up. Or does anyone have a tut on how to make one?

Thanks. Chanse

joconnell
05-09-2006, 06:16 PM
Ideally an aircraft grade ball bearing will be the best option, alternatively a gazing ball from a garden center will do it too.

Tlock
05-10-2006, 12:07 AM
If you really need them fast use silver Christmas balls, they are made of mylar which is a really good reflective surface and they are cheap. I have used them several times with excellent results, they are much better than steal balls. Only 2 catches, one is that they tend to be small, so a good zoom lense is needed and they are very fragile, one crinkle and they are useless. But like i said they are cheap so buy 20. Good Luck...

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