Jay Weston

Manuel Mousiol’s Time-Lapse HDRI Car Animation

Manuel Mousiol contacted me the other day to share his time-lapse HDRI car animation. Manuel’s company, Creative Control likes to work on passion projects in their spare time, and this result is certainly one of the best examples I’ve seen utilizing Hyperfocal’s time-lapses. Manuel has 10 years of experience rendering …

Read More »

Making Of Gloria Victis

Benjamin Bardou has released the making-of for Gloria Victis, which you can watch here: I emailed Ben with a few questions surrounding the creation of the film. What is your background and skill set? I’m living and working in Paris, France. I had an artistic education. I’m specialized in matte …

Read More »

Benjamin Bardou’s Gloria Victis and Other Works

gloria victis

Benjamin Bardou’s short film, Gloria Victis, is finally out now! Ben used VRay’s Sun/Sky system to do some of the earlier time-lapse shots, then Hyperfocal’s image-based, HDRI time-lapse skies from 2:20 onwards. Check it out: You can also view a preview, VR/360 degree video with some details in my last …

Read More »

HDRI coastal environment and back plate tests

making of hdri car render

Its been a while since I created a new CG scene, and I had an entire HDR environment shoot + back plates that were burning a hole in Lightroom, doing absolutely nothing. The shoot is from early this year from the south of Adelaide (on the coast) here in South Australia, which, …

Read More »

Converting HDRI Day Skies to Night

converted day sky, now a night sky

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 …

Read More »

Mecha Wars Competition

mechawarschallenge

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 …

Read More »

Tweaking HDRI skies and time-lapses

gamma differences in blender HDRI rendering

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 …

Read More »

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 🙂 …

Read More »