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Tutorial: Custom Studio HDRI Creation for Cycles


By blazraidr.

blazraidr writes:

Here is a tutorial which chronicles the process of creating a custom HDRI studio in Cycles using a free pack of individual lighting elements typically found in a studio environment.


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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. For a studio set up , wouldn't it be, a lot better to build ,a nice clean studio, with some decent industrial light boxes , and render the car in that environment ?

  2. This is great! The hardest thing to figure out from watching was the soft room and when it got put in the scene, you said you wanted advice on your tutorial. I haven't yet played with the HDR pack so it isn't really fair to criticize yet it looks really easy to use, thanks.

  3. Thank you: very useful information on positioning environment lighting - this will definitely help me improve my 'studio' lighting. Hope you can get that nVidia card soon!

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