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Making HDR for Image-Based Lighting for CGI

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Date Added: 8th November 2012
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This is a video tutorial about how to make an HDR for image-based lighting for CGI. It comprises the equipment and the working methods I used to create my award-winning Mars Ice Cream photo.

I want to demonstrate how simple it can be create HDRs for image-based lighting. It's not a complex black art; just a simple choice of the right equipment and efficient workflow. For Mars I used the Atom Head from 360 Precision, the 8mm fisheye lens and the Canon Mark 3.

The free HDR and backplate can be downloaded from here.

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Ant-f on Mon, 12 November 2012 1:27pm
@Akabez, this is free and informative, you don't have to buy the atom head or use a sigma lens but Nigel is showing HIS setup and explaining HIS workflow, you haven't paid to watch this so you can't really complain about the content imo
Shillary7 on Fri, 09 November 2012 12:21pm
cgi backplates helps a lot to adjust the lighting while shooting and taking images. I always use these plates.
Akabez on Thu, 08 November 2012 10:16am
I am sorry but this is not a tutorial. it's a bloody commercial for the atom head and the sigma. A tutorial explain waht you do, you would say that it's possible to do it with a philopod, or any pnoramic head or fisheye lens. sorry, but this tutorial was a bit of a joke i think.
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