Join Donovan Keith for an in-depth discussion in this video Baking your own HDRI maps, part of Production Rendering Techniques in Cinema 4D.
HDRI Maps can be a really beautiful way of simply and quickly lighting your scene, but…how do you go about creating your own HDRI Maps?…Well, you could go out into the real world with a camera and a panoramic head on your…tripod and take a series of exposures, or you could make your own inside of CINEMA 4D.…To do so, the first thing you need is a good- looking environment, and this is a simple studio lighting…setup that I have created, but I like the way that it looks.…A few things I want to point out about it, one, all of my lighting is being done using…these Key, Fill, and Rim Polygon objects.…
They are not light objects, they are actual polygon objects.…Now you could use lights if you wanted, but it would be important to make sure they are…visible in the finished render.…Next, I've applied luminous materials to these objects, and I want to point out that the…Luminance Channel, for example, in my key light has a Brightness of 300%.…If you leave your Brightness values at 100%, there's no real point in using an HDRI map.…
- Modifying depth of field
- Animating rack focus
- Using blurry transparency to create frosted glass
- Understanding global illumination
- Setting up HDRI lighting
- Optimizing render sampling settings
- Preventing over-/underexposure with color mapping
- Using negative lights to selectively darken parts of scenes
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Physical Renderer
2. Global Illumination
3. Image Sweetening
4. Strategies for Speeding Up Renders
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