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Brightside HDR Video Contest

BrightSide Technologies invites you to join the world’s first High Dynamic Range Video Contest! We are looking for creative ideas for videos using the full capacity of HDR Technology to “Display The Real World”. Maybe it is a beautiful sunset at the beach, a cold winter evening in front of an ...

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Brightside announces HDR Enhancement Tech

“We are now pleased to announce that BrightSide has developed HDR technology that enhances the dynamic range of conventional LCD, LCOS and DLP projection systems. The HDR projection enhancement is easily implemented with minimal changes to existing designs and it provides the capability to achieve ANSI checkerboard contrast ratios in ...

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Image Based Lighting Tools Beta 5

Whats New? + LightMapGen, fixed bug failing on short filenames + LightMapGen build for OSX (sorry no sphericalLight for OSX) + SphericalLight, added second “low level” light map for use when trace depth exceeds a specific level and/or when final gather rays are being evaluated

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Hyperfocal Announces HDRI Skies

We are proud to announce the release of our new HDRI Skies range of products. These images allow for true realism in your renderings – each HDRI Sky can add instant, super realistic lighting to your scene with accurate reflections and a dynamic background.

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HDRSoft Releases CS2 Tonemapping Plugin

The Tone Mapping tool of Photomatix Pro is now available as a Photoshop CS2 compatible plug-in. A trial version is available from HDRSoft’s website. Customers of Photomatix Pro can get the plug-in at the special price of $US19 (normal price is US$69).

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Paul Debevec

If you haven’t checked Paul Debevec’s site for a while, he has some really cool stuff from SIGGRAPH including relighting and some awesome looking high tech smoke recreation technology. Follow the link and check out the movies.

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Maxwell Render Promo

For a limited time, anyone who registers interest with Hyperfocal’s VM store and purchases one or more copies of Maxwell 1.0 from us will receive either a free iPod or VisMasters Points that can be redeemed for anything in our store! If you’re not up to speed on Maxwell, check out the ...

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Hyperfocal Skies 2 Out Now!

Hyperfocal Skies 2 features 51 photographic, hemispherical sky textures averaging 12000X4000 pixels. No 180 degree panoramas or single row panoramas, just full hemispherical sky textures with enough resolution to allow completely unrestricted camera movement in all directions. Our sky textures include a wide range of times of day and weather conditions to suit ...

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