converted day sky, now a night sky

Converting HDRI Day Skies to Night

Quite often I get people asking me about HDRI night sky maps, why my Night Sky collections aren’t HDR, 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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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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New time-lapse samples coming soon + test animation

In case you missed it the other week, free HDRI time-lapse samples were made available to download by signing up here. Since releasing these day length samples, I’ve decided that they probably weren’t the best choice, as the super fast cloud motion means there is some fairly intense flickering visible ...

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