Skydome HDRI - Blue Moment II

Skydome HDRI - Blue Moment II

Introduction

The Skydome HDRI-brand is a collection of high-dynamic range images, which displays only the sky-portion of an outdoor setting. Usually the qualities selected under the brand are cloudy and detailed skies. The lighting-condition is natural exterior lighting, with no artificial sources, and captures all spheres of natural lighting.

Description

Beautiful blue moment captured in high detail for image based lighting. Only top half of the HDRI-sphere is shot, so if using for example VrayLight with Dome-setting enabled, leave the “Spherical: full-dome” unchecked. Treeline retained for better horizon alignment.

Resolution/

Massive resolution of 12220×3369 allows the sky to be rendered directly from the viewport with considerable detail (tested with up to 2000 pixel wide renders.)

Backplates

5k processed backplates (distortion straightened from the 8mm Samyang fisheye lens images) included for better compositing freedom.

Exposure

5-step 2-EV settings used via the Magic Lantern HDR-Bracketing Feature

HDR-rig

DIY no-parallax rig on top of a “basic” tripod.

Camera

Canon EOS 60D

Lens

Samyang f3.5/8mm fisheye lens with 180 degrees of horizontal field of view.

Usage

It might be confused as to what in actuality the HDR-images are used. They are used in variety of 3D-formats to produce physically accurate lighting (to recreate the lighting conditions present in the scene which from the panorama was shot), for variety of purposes. I could say the most common usage is for achieveving lifelike light conditions to architectural renders, but also for your fantastic 3D-scenes where you want to breathe a bit of life into the images, to bring them from merely ordinary 3D-renders to the hyperrealm domain.

About HDRI in general:

http://northlogicvfx.com/2013/10/30/about-hdr/

About the usage of HDRI in 3DS Max and VRay:

http://northlogicvfx.com/2013/10/30/hdr-in-vray-and-3ds-max/

Note: The backplates provided are based on the images taken with the 8mm Samyang, which are then processed to remove the excessive curvature done by the lens.

My site:

http://northlogicvfx.com
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