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Ray LightWhat are HDRI materials?
by on Dec 3, 2015 at 6:52:34 pm

I see these in material packs I download, but they look horrible. I'm sorry if I sound stupid, I'm a C4D beginner. What are HDRI materials?

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Brian JonesRe: What are HDRI materials?
by on Dec 4, 2015 at 2:07:15 am

HDRI is high dynamic range image - check out the wikipedia article "High-dynamic-range imaging" for more info. Basically they have higher dynamic range in an image, more like reality which makes lighting a scene with images when using Global Illumination better quality. Most of them are meant to be put on spheres or a Sky object

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