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Converting HDRI Day Skies to HDRI Night Skies

Quite often I get people asking me about HDRI night sky maps, why my Night Sky collections aren’t HDRI, why aren’t there many available, etc. I often answer that without a moon, a night sky isn’t naturally a HDRI. The brightness difference from the black night sky and the stars is within ...

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Mecha Wars Competition

Check out 3dConceptArt’s Mecha Wars Competition for a chance to win Hyperfocal Design products, including your choice of Time-Lapse HDRI Sky Domes! Other prizes include stuff from Allegorithmic, Quixel, KeyShot and more! Choose the ‘mech faction to design for and submit your entry. I’ll be keeping an eye on this ...

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Tweaking HDRI skies and time-lapses

I do like to talk up how great our HDRI skies are for 1-step image based lighting and how you don’t need additional lights and so on, however every project is different and sometimes you might like to tweak a few things! Over the years I’ve had a number of emails ...

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HDR Footage and Frame Blending in After Effects

Here’s a quick and somewhat un-edited video I just put together on frame blending time-lapse HDRI with After Effects. Frame mixed issues with IBL Probably the only thing I didn’t really touch on in this video is the effect of frame-mixed HDRI frames on IBL, which is in a word, not good Because ...

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Flickering in Time-Lapse HDR IBL

I often mention flickering as part of our time-lapse HDRI sky dome products – I don’t want anyone to have any unpleasant surprises prior to purchasing, and I’d like people to know what to expect if they choose a time-lapse that features flickering, so they can factor it into their ...

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It’s about time! …lapses (the films below I mean)

Check out the following videos by some amazing time-lapse photographers, directors and CG artists! Hopefully these will give you some inspiration for your next animation or short film. The Third and the Seventh Watch this full-CG film and weep tears of silky, out-of-focus-then-in-focus-again bokeh joy. While not all about time ...

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