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.
Few sunset clouds 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.
Massive resolution of 10440×2864 allows the sky to be rendered directly from the viewport with considerable detail (tested with up to 8000 pixel wide renders.)
18 megapixel processed backplates (distortion straightened from the 8mm Samyang fisheye lens images) included for better compositing freedom.
3-step 2-EV settings used via the Magic Lantern HDR-Bracketing Feature
DIY no-parallax rig on top of a “basic” tripod.
Canon EOS 60D
Samyang f3.5/8mm fisheye lens with 180 degrees of horizontal field of view.
HDR-images are used for image based lighting in 3D-applications, where the HDR-image is used as a source to create complex and lifelike lighting and reflections, which would be difficult or impossible to achieve inside the application.
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.
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