HDR Lighting Workflow for Blender: Look Development (5/7)

    In this Blender tutorial we’ll be setting up 3 different HDR image-based lighting moods, ranging from dramatic to soft ambient. Share it with friends right away and keep watching!

    Download the Project Files

    All 3 lighting moods in one video:

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    A basic HDR environment setup

    Fresnel effect defines, how the material reflectivity will be changing at a glancing angle

    The Light Path node used to mix two environments: one for the camera, and another for illumination

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    The compositor nodes for blurring an HDRI

    Use Offset/Power/Slope instead of Lift/Gamma/Gain to not mangle the colors

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    HDR Image-based Lighting Workflow: 3 different moods

    Links

    HDRI Haven by Greg Zaal

    Install Filmic add-on

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    (1/7) Introduction 

    (2/7) Basics of Image-based Lighting in Blender 

    (3/7) Benefits of High Dynamic Range

    (4/7) Filmic Color Management in Blender

    (5/7) HDR Lighting in Blender: Look Development

    About the HDR Image-based Lighting Course

    Ever wondered how to properly set up the HDR image-based lighting in Blender? After watching this freemium course you’ll master this sexy style of lighting.

    Yeah it’s FREEMIUM, or pay-what-you-want. You can download it 100% free, or you can set your own price (say, $0, $7, $35, $55 or anything that you feel is right). Thanks for your support!

    Over to You

    I wonder, what crazy lighting moods can you envision, based on this HDR lighting techniques (and this clock model, that you can download here)? Show the w.i.p.s in the comments, that’s always welcome.

    p.s. And if you happen to have any kind of problems with Gumroad, we recorded a F.A.Q. video.