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Top HDRi Skies from 3dOcean

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As I look outside my window on a grey and snowy day, I feel like I could use a little sunny HDRi sky to drop into the background. So today we're going to do a rundown of some of the top HDRi skies from over at our sister site 3dOcean. Let's do this!


1. HDRi - 1725 Sun Clouds

HDRi skydome panorama in .exr and .hdr format for use as a spherical environment in 3d scenes. 1725 refers to the time of day it was taken.


2. PureLIGHT HDRi 001 - Mid Sun Clouds

PureLIGHT HDRi skydome panorama in .hdr format for use as a spherical environment in 3d scenes. This is skydome was virtually rendered to have a very high dynamic range for great looking realistic shadows from the sun!


3. HDRI spherical sky panorama -1232- rain clouds

Full spherical HDRI sky panorama (360° & 180°) of a rainy sky after a heavy thunderstorm (12:32). A real captured sky (not a computer generated one) with all its richness and detail. Texture has a high resolution of 10000×5000 pixel and can be used as skydome for image based lighting (GI).


4. HDRi - 2003 Dusk Blue

Approx 7000px wide, good enough in some cases to be used as the directly visible sky. When you want more control, or the sky is visibly low res, you can use the supplied 12 megapixel jpg backplates.


5. PureLIGHT HDRi 005 - Dusk Cover Clouds

6000px wide, good enough to be used as the actual background. You may use the provided .jpg version that has been filtered with a natural film response algorithm for a much nicer overall look.


6. HDRI spherical sky panorama -1442- cloudy sky

Full spherical HDRI panorama (360° & 180°) of a cloudy summer sky in the afternoon (14:42). This is a real captured sky (not a computergenerated one) with all its vividness and detail.


7. HDRi - 2009 Dusk Pink Sky

Comes with 14 straight shots of the sky taken at the same time as the HDRi and with the same color temperature so it matches your render.


8. HDRI spherical sky panorama -1232- rain clouds

HDR sky panorama can be used in every 3D application that supports HDRI lighting (3D studio max, Cinema 4D, Vray, Mentalray, Maxwell, Maya, etc.)


9. Sunset

Hdri view, for 3d scenes, as the environment.


10. PureLIGHT HDRi 014 - Vivid Low Sun Clouds

This skydome was virtually rendered to have a very high dynamic range for great looking realistic shadows from the sun!