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Warning: HDRi Haven Imposter Site


Poly Haven recently discovered that their HDRi's are mirrored by a site that's using their old name - HDRI haven. Since their content is CC0 licensed, this might be legally ok, but it's obviously an ethically incorrect thing to do. So here's a word of warning: go directly to instead of googling for them and falling for these con artists.

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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. the impostors are also using the old logo, which could be copyright infringement because as far as I know that logo hasn't been placed in the public domain.
    But the best thing to do for everybody is to support Polyhaven on Patreon if you are able to do so, that way a bit of freeloading won't have impact.

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