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Blender 2.8 Call for Content: Studio Lights


The Blender devs are crowdsourcing HDRI images to bundle with 2.8. Pablo explains details in the video below, and you can find the full details on the Blender Devtalk forum.

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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. If Blender Devs want to bundle HDRI to Blender software, then I think it is not a good Idea, 1 or 2 HDRI is good, but more makes Blender unnecessary bigger, better would be in blender choosing a directory for local HDRI images of user choice, not lightstudio directory, should be an option for lightstudio directory in preference.

  2. A few studio templates would be nice to use as a starting point, for combining or as a placeholder. They don't have to be highres.
    Example of a basic HDRI set (~7 HDRIs):
    - 2-4 regularly placed light panels
    - Floor Gradient
    - Softbox
    - Green grass+blue cloudy sky (general purpose for archvis, similar to the WinXP wallpaper)
    - Sunset (think 'Golden Hour')

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