5 new HDRI time-lapse sky domes are on the way shortly, making the total 10. I have wondered what to do with the current bundle of 5, and if I should make a new bundle of 5, but a few things made me think that just the one bundle would be better. …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Time-Lapse HDRI skies, 9 months in… they’re finally ready!
How time passes eh? Well that went past in the blink of an eye! I certainly didn’t plan on these taking so long, but here we are! Looking back I’m glad I postponed so many times, as each time I did so, we realized a problem or improvement that I …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Sunset to Night HDRI Time-Lapse Sky Dome
Just completed finishing up the longest time-lapse I’ve put together yet. I’m quite happy with it, as its a blend from an interesting afternoon/sunset to night, with little flickering. Its 870 frames or 29 seconds at 30fps and featured a couple of complex blends around twilight/night time. To account for …Read More »
Free Samples for Day Length, HDRI Time-Lapse Sky!
In-case you missed it, I finally released samples for a day length, time-lapse HDRI sky dome! They are from the time-lapse below: Provided in the sample time-lapse are frames 1-586 from a full, day length HDRI time-lapse sky. The frames are provided at a rather small 1024×512 resolution, as even half resolution frames …Read More »
Linear Nuke HDRI Time-Lapse Tests
Finally got a hold of a copy of Nuke and I’m happy to report that the first test sequence of frames is rendering out as I type. Should take around 8 hours, and from there I’ll do a test IBL rendering/animation and make sure all the frames look ok. Then …Read More »
Why are the time-lapses taking so long?
So I’m a ways overdue now aren’t I? I put Q4 as the release date and now that’s long gone. So what’s going on with the time-lapses? Good question! Initially I was testing the best shooting setup to capture the HDRIs as efficiently and accurately as possible, and since that …Read More »
CGArchitect guest post + Time-lapse skies update
I wrote a post for Jeff Mottle at CGArchitect last week on HDRI, what to look out for when choosing them, and how to fix them if they’re not exactly what you want. It covers some negative effects you might see in IBL renders if using a HDRI that isn’t …Read More »