QUICK TIP #1 - Capture Image Based Lighting for 3D FAST!

Calling all on set VFX artists! Stop what you are doing and read this now!

So as we know, when you are working on set as a Visual Effects artist, we have an exrtremely limited amount of time to get what what need and move onto another shot! 

How many times do we NEED to capture HDRI's for re-lighting a scene in 3d? Pretty much all the time, if we can, in order to get proper reflection and lighting information! Are you ready to get rid of your mirror balls!?

You have 2 Options!

PHOTOSYNTH - Free

360 PANO - $4

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Photo Synth is free but we find that the results reflect that.

Like with most things, you get what you pay for, We love the results from 360 Pano


Here is an image we made using 360 pano & the panorama above!

HOW TO:


Step 1 - Download 360 PANO or PHOTOSYNTH from the App Store.

Step 2 - Start Capturing your 360 Panorama!

Step 3 - Clean up in Photoshop/Nuke

Step 4 - Apply to your Image Based Lighting Sphere

Step 5 - Tweak & Render!

Simple right!?

This is an awesome app if you are an onset VFX artist, or a 1 man army looking to get onset data QUICK!

ARTIST NOTE: please remember that this is NOT a High Dynamic Range Image, this app will be perfect if your reflections will be blurry and can get away with it.

Finally, in studio, some of us have actually had to manually paint back in the high dynamic range values into the image! Not ideal for major productions but I have had crazier requests before.  Check out the tutorial below to get a feel for the app.


CINEMA 4D TUTORIAL FROM:

HOW TO MAKE A 3D COMPOSITE WITH PANO 360 & CINEMA 4D