In this week’s Visualize Quick Tip, we learn the process of creating an HDR environment from a Visualize scene. Yes – this hidden workflow is actually possible! AND very powerful. By using the new 360 camera available in Visualize Professional, you can turn any scene into an HDR environment and use it to light any other Visualize project! HDR environments are far better than using geometry for reflections because they are easier to set up and allow for more accurate control of lighting. They are also far less computationally intensive and can significantly decrease render times.
Besides the terrain example covered in this Quick Tip video, another example of this workflow would be if you had a 3D model of your store retail space where your product will live. You could then use this cool workflow to take all that 3D geometry and lighting and turn it into your very own custom HDR to use in other Visualize projects! All simply done by using the new 360 camera and rendering a 360 image.
Enjoy the infinite lighting possibilities you can now create!
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