Since HDRI is becoming more and more popular I felt something was missing…a free HDRI thread. Just like the texture thread and the tutorials thread.
Please post anything that has to do with HDRI here.
Here are some links to free lightprobe galleries:
9 complete HDR’s with different mappings:
63 Sky HDR’s, good if you want to use groundplanes in your image or just a sky:
And here is a very good Probe gallery that also has the source files so you can compare your own method with theirs:
Here are some very good HDRI’s that are not free but very good:
Here are some links I found very usefull for creating HDRI images:
How to get rid of the photographer:
Tweaking your HDR’s:
Paul Debevec’s free HDRShop:
Here is a tutorial on how to import your image sequence and some tips and tricks are mentioned here that aren’t on the HDR shop site. sigh…if I only knew this site BEFORE I went to try hdr out…
Here is a tutorials on how to use hdr’s in Cinema 4d (this was written before the 8.1 upgrade but still is of great help):
This tutorial perfectly explains you how to composite with HDRI (just like BLochi’s HDRI challenge)
And here is a tutorial about how to create panorama’s from a mirrored ball (still the preffered method)
I also made my own HDRI this afternoon with my christmass ball, HDR Shop and photo’s taken at multiple exposures. It took a couple of hours of tweaking before I got this result. You can download the scene file here (bumpercar included ) :
edit: just reuploaded a newer version of my backyard hdri. Now has a seamless 360 panorama and a good HDR file. Have fun!