HDRI's in Animation / Motion Tracking w/No Tracked Motion


This linked animation was produced in under 90 minutes and that includes render time. The point? HDRI’s can serve as usable final environments embedded with CGI elements, even without motion tracking.

However, the c4d scene needs the following
-Suitable resolution in the HDRI
-The camera must be centered at world zero and can only rotate, NOT MOVE
-A shadow catcher is needed to ground the object



This is all it took: