Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Something new on the horizon

Little update to the blog here to coordinate better with my website.
Also alot of work lately has gone into my other site with a friend. Its all coming to a point where Launch is soon. Thankfully its all worked out. We will see if this was lightbulb effort Mr. Edison...and if not I'll try again.
Im out for tonight. Hey for more updates Follow me on Twitter @kungfujackrabbi

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Interest in HDRI?

I use HDRI at work and do alot of creating them at home for fun. I know....nerd. But I would like to know if many students and freelancers use HDRI to make their work quicker? Im not asking for a how to answer I mean Id like to know how many people prefer lighting in this manner and are interested in HDRI from locations I travel to?
Ive taken HDRI from multiple cities and I am considering giving some away and possibly selling some. Much cheaper than Ive seen online I might add.
Why you may ask? Well casue I like making them and I can charge less casue I havea job already and I dont need this to survive. But I will ask for a low cost for the better ones just to get my juices flowing and get out there more.

Please write me. Im interested in your feedback.

All the HDRI probes now free

Okay so for the past 8 months ive worked with Fish eye lens to produce my HDRIs and ive decided to give away all my probes i had previously made. There are quite a few here so I zipped them all together and they are free for your lighting pleasures.
I have several favorites in there such as the alley and the wheat field.

Several also are skydomes which are using the fish eye lens pointed straight up into the sky. I have a maya file i use as a lighting solution for quick jobs i need to light in this manner. Also should anyone be interested you can take this type of image and unwrap it into a rectilenear image resembling a Lat Lon. It only requires HDR shop the free version and a couple of simple settings. If you dont know how to do this and would like a video tutorial heres what you do......write me tell me there is interest and I would be happy to make it. But if noone is asking I will continue working on things I find fun like making more HDRI.

So there it is. Use these for free and I probably wont be making any more probe HDRI but I have a new way of making them much larger and more detailed that if you check back I will be giving away some free ones in that format.