HDR Image-Based Lighting Workflow in Blender

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    • Let the freemium experiment begin!

    • Roman Tkachuk

      Wow!! It`s free??? You are osom, man!!!
      Thanks a lot!!

      • Absolutely! it can be free, or you can set your own price for it, depending on your current mood 🙂

    • Gizmo12346

      Hi i really wana give you money but I dont have that much money. So heres my question can I give you money also in a moth or an week???
      Also i watched it in my Art lesson in school hehehe cause my teacher said if it has do something with Art its ok that we watch something :d.
      Your way to explain thinks is in my opinion quite nice. thank you !!!!!!!!!!

      • You can donate ANY amount, or just download it right away, for free. I hope that makes sense.

        • Gizmo12346

          Ok thanks but i can donate later to something???

          • I think it’s obvious. In a month, if that is still alive (i’m pretty sure), it’s not too late to donate if you really wish it. And If it’s not alive, probably something will come another time…

    • Paweł

      I just bought my copy and I’m starting the course right away. Ok, maybe I’ll have a big cup of coffee first 😉

      • Oh well, what’s better than a big cup of coffee? 30 big cups, spread out evenly across 7 days. I wanna say that I appreciate your support, Paweł!

        • Paweł

          Oh, come on, I’m the one to be thankful. I mean I really appreciate someone’s will to share their skills and knowledge on Blender. So many tutorials and courses and not enough time to finish them all – after I finish my work 😉 And by the way- lighting in Blender is a very demanding problem, at least basing on my own attempts with some scenes. I’ve just finished a project from another course, the scene is lit by HDRI only, with no other light sources. It definitely makes a difference. I’m excited to explore the subject.

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    • the Pingdelf

      Got my copy of the course and took the Realistic Lighting course as well! Always wanted it, so why not get it now!
      Hope you can get trough the week with those cups of coffee;D Thanks Gleb!

      • I see, you’re on your way to becoming the LVL60 lighting guru! Have fun and indeed, why not get 2 instead of 1. Math!
        You made my day, highest of fives and rays of happiness 🙂

    • Gizmo12346

      Hi Gleb i wana install the Filmic Blender Add on but it doesent work it just say error and something with the old colormanagment. Can you help me ???
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/82c85e5bbb24191e4ec36a0fa13a7d7e316f9c559a07a0e614c674efec77bb09.png That is what it says.

      • My guess is that you run Blender from c:/program files/… and windows doesn’t allow you to add files to this directory on the C drive, or something along these lines. Can you try one of these solutions?
        1. Run Blender as administrator
        2. Install (or just unzip) Blender to another drive
        3. Download the latest build of Blender (starting from 2.79, Blender has a built-in Filmic color management as far as I know)
        the latest builds can be found here: https://builder.blender.org/download/

        • Gizmo12346

          ok I will try it thx
          it worked with the admin Thank you!!!!!!!!

          I have watched the first and the second viedeos and my mind is glowing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          How do you can remeber every singel step???

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    • Paweł

      (Putting the comments in the right place – sorry for this perturbation 😉

      1. I’ve finished the course and in case somebody hasn’t decided to grab their copy yet, I’ll make a little spoiler on what you’re finding inside and why I think it’s good 🙂
      2. The course is basically about the light in Blender – in general. And apart from that, you’re getting a closer focus on the subject of lighting your scene with High Definition Range Images and on the new color management called “Filmic”, the one that everybody’s been talking about lately.
      3. The tutorials are very fast because you’re not actually supposed to start projects from scratch, and rather practice lighting skills using .blend files that come with the product. Gleb cuts to the chase from the start, he’s focused on the subject and makes no unnecessary distraction, so I think that even if you don’t consider yourself an intermediate blenderer, you’ll enjoy the course anyway. Also, there’s a lot of comparisons, “before and after” – both in pictures and the stuff you are practicing in Blender, so I think it’s really user-friendly.
      4. I really like the introduction to “Filmic”. I put off switching to it because I thought it would cause incompatibility with older stuff (tutorials and such) that was created before “Filmic”Well, Gleb explains it all: how to configure the Look of “Filmic” (by default it’s quite different from sRGB), how to take advantage of its features and what you need to be careful about (using mixRGB in Node Editor) not to lose its functionalities.
      5. Lighting your scenes with HDRIs: you’re getting the basics and information on how to modify its look (because pure, unmodified HDRI usually looks awkward in a scene). Then there’s this longer tutorial on how to combine to HDRIs and use them as a super-elastic lighting combo. Very interesting!
      6. There are more things in the course like techniques to kill butterflies, adjusting Light Bounces values properly and even how to creatively use just Spot Lights with image textures to get those surprisingly interesting effects. But what I like about the course the most is that I’ve found out “What’s wrong with the picture?”. I try to use some nice textures, all those diffuse/AO/reflection/glossiness/normal maps but the materials often suck anyway. Well, they suck because the lighting in the scene is not appropriate. I don’t have much experience in Blender, but the lighting is definitely the thing worth practicing – a lot 🙂

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    • Paweł

      Hey guys, I’ve justed finished a project. The scene is lightened by HDRIs that I made during the VFX course. There are no other light source (except for “amoebas” and spirals which have emission shader). The results: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c23c80fe5139daf5043f3794cd9e651d37005e850d2003f151a954b18582f7a2.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/77b307c8e09aa83a4cf2a8270662d9a4a10028a90ca748d14ff36df46b2fa069.jpg

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    • Naman

      Hello….sir here is my model of Jeep trailcat made and rendered in blender 2.78 with hdris…… There is it……can u give me advice for this type scene….thanks in advance….https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/742672e577d49d0bc76d75ff9b5c871128bf9fbc3ca582a2b1289249e1d6e1d1.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/eca89ac001c5069a9c8119eb1c4ee82dabd39d7a8b8c3c969ce47e6618eaaad6.jpg