Burning Question: Where can I get HDRIs? vol. 2
Here are a few resources for free HDRI’s and some beautiful HDRI’s that don’t cost a lot.
BoCo Designs HDRIs
Belgium’s BoCo Designs Studio has a nice collection of free HDRIs of a city at dawn, a beach, a field and more. Check out their downloads.
Texturify Environmental Panoramas
Lots of city shots, some of natural areas, and all useful. Texturify Environmental Panos
Loads of free sky images. Download here
HDRI Haven HDRI Sample bundle
Enormous 134 Megapixels of high-quality HDRIs, and interesting ones too. There’s a partial eclipse, a cave wall, a wobbly bridge and more. Note: the HDRI Sample Bundle is no longer available, but HDRI Haven has 100’s of other free HDRI’s.
This one came out earlier this week. Greyscalegorilla Releases 45 HDRIs That Make Metal Shine
Great looking metal renders are not as easy as one might think. That is until now. Our very own rendering expert Chad Ashley has created numerous product shots where metallic products were involved. Each HDR is 6000x3000px.
MSRP: $89.00, Toolfarm Price: $84.55
High Dynamic Range Images (HDRI for short) allow you to import the complex lighting of a real scene in your individual 3D-design. Perfect shadow casting and reflection propel renderings into a new dimension of realism and expressiveness.
MSRP: $119.00, Toolfarm Price: $113.05
Greyscalegorilla HDRI Studio Rig for CINEMA 4D
Professionally Lit Renders And Animations in Cinema 4D
Over 70 HDRI maps and tools to quickly turn your models or scenes into perfect HDR renders. HDRI Studio Rig is a lighting plugin from Greyscalegorilla that simplifies image based lighting in Cinema 4D*.Add perfect Global Illumination lighting and reflections to your scenes with ease with HDRI Studio Pack. Over 70 custom made HDRI studio images and custom HDR rigs were made to light your scenes, animations and products. These HDR Images were captured from Professionally lit 3D product studios so your renders look just like the pros.
MSRP: $129.00, Toolfarm Price: $122.55
We did an earlier article about getting HDRIs and a few other posts, so if you missed them, check them out now.
Freebie: Download 6 HDRI Images of Interiors – Maxime Roz offers 6 free interior HDRI images free for personal or commercial use.
Freebie: HDRI European Park – This pack includes 3 HDRI images of a European park although it’s generic enough to be just about anywhere.
Posted by Michele Yamazaki