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Make a halfdome to unlock the power of the HDRI - tutorial


Leo from MediaWay shares his workflow for working with HDRI images.

When I first found out about HDRI's - I thought I'd unlocked some sort of cheat code to Blender! Instant, realistic lighting and backgrounds for my models! Amazing! But, then I ran into all sort of problems - models floating in mid air, no realistic shadows and no way to get a realistic ground. Anyway... Since then, I've solved all of these issues and today, we'll look at the quickest and easiest ways to get around them, so you can produce even more realistic renders! First, we'll be adding a ground shadow to a car, and then we'll look at an easy way to make an HDRI half dome.

About the Author

Leo Coombes

Hi, I'm Leo, and I run MediaWay UK LTD, a UK based creative agency specialising in 3d animation motion graphics for advertising, product and automotive purposes. I really REALLY love Blender, and try to give a bit back to the community by producing free tutorials to help people get as excited about Blender as I am!

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