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High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) refers to the set of imaging technologies and techniques that allow to increase the dynamic range of images or videos. It covers the acquisition, creation, storage, distribution and display of images and videos. Use this tag for questions relating to 360 degree HDRI lighting setups.

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How to use built-in default HDRi's in renders?

Blender 2.8 and newer contains a number of HDRi's in it by default for LookDev. I'd like to know how to use them in final renders (EEVEE or Cycles), because quite frankly they appear fantastic.
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Render looks way different from viewport render mode. How can I fix this?

I'm trying to make a test render of my model. But everytime I render it the render looks completely different from the viewport. The viewport is in render mode so it should look something like that, ...
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Using "Material Preview" HDRI in Renders?

I know that I can use default HDRI maps in Rendered mode in Blender right now, but the problem is when I wan to render the image by F12 (or render movie), my settings are changed to use "scene ...
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How can I create a silhouette using HDR in cycles?

In real life, when taking pictures with a bright background the object you are looking at becomes mostly black. How can I get this effect in Blender? I would like the monkey to become a silhouette ...
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Make texture visible in sunlight

I would like to make my textures visible in sunlight. I adjusted the exposure but that didn't help: Right now when sunlight hits my textures they turn white. I want to be able to see the texture even ...
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How to scale properly HDRI image, to be used in ASC-CDL HDR render?

I've been test rendering lighting my scene using HDR images, trying to get the right value of light and shade from. The problem is, no matter what I do, I can't get the full spectrum in one image, ...
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Use a HDRI just for lighting and change the background color

I want to use a hdri just for the light and i want to change the color of the background in white.How can I do that ?
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How to set two different HDRI, one for environment lighting, and another for background, in 2.8 using Eevee? [duplicate]

I figured out how to use a normal image as the background while using an HDRI for environmental lighting. But I can't figure out how to use a different HDRI as the background. Please note I already ...
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How can I get HDRI shadows in an Eevee scene? [duplicate]

I'm currently testing Eevee. Seems so promising ! Here, i'm trying to make my Eevee render the closest I can to my previous render Cycles of the same scene. This scene do not have any lights but an ...
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soften shadows projected by HDRi

How can I make make shadows blur as they get further from the object casting them? I have set up a relatively simple scene witch includes two pots on a clay ground texture, and I am lighting it ...
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HDRI With Volumetric to Create Throw Pattern?

I have a scene below where I am wanting to get an HDRI image to come in through the windows and light the scene in the window areas and have a god ray like effect. I want to do this with a volumetric ...
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HDRI lighting too dark and HDR image just acting odd

Im following this tutorial by blender guru about archviz. Im at the point where he's making the room however after adding the environmental HDR texture and the window glass texture, there seem to be a ...
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How to hide hdri background?

I have added an hdri environment file and i want to use the lights and not the background image. Is there any option present to hide the image and just use the light source.
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Difference between Blender 2.8’s camera and world HDRI

Does one of you know whats the difference between Camera HDRI and World HDRI Blender 2.8 now have these options to import Viewport HDRIs I've noticed that if i import a file (either .hdr, .exr, .png,...
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Can I use an HDRI for reflections only, and not have its light affect the scene?

I have my scene perfectly lit without the use of a HDRI, however I would now like to add one just so I can have some world reflections in my glossy objects. I can't seem to get the HDRI reflecting in ...
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How to view Environment texture in Solid / Texture / Material view?

I saw this happening in some tutorial, but have forgotten for the moment, What I want is : To make the HDR environment texture appear in 3D viewport without going into Render Mode. I can use the ...
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How can an equidistance, spherical panorama image be generated from Blender Cycles? [duplicate]

I'd like to use Blender cycles to generate an image which can be used as a world background image. An example is this kind of image is from hrdmaps.com How can a blender scene be rendered like this?
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Alpha Transparency Lightening and Volume Scatter

I am using png images and the Images as Planes add-on to create background trees for a scene. This works fine until I try to combine this with Volume Scatter for a mist effect. The alpha portion of ...
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In Blender 2.8, how do I light an EEVEE scene with an HDR?

Blender 2.8 supports the same world node setup that Cycles does. This correctly puts the HDR image in the world background. But EEVEE doesn't light the scene properly. Everything looks flat and ...
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Making a HDRI map more subtle creates a drop shadow

I tried following cegaton's answer here to make a HDRI map more subtle, and the result produced generates a darker edge / drop shadow between the 3D objects and the background: I am not sure what ...
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How do I achieve this realistic look?

I am trying to copy a video with Blender. I am using a HDRI world environment image but no post effects. As one can see, my version still looks different: Can anybody tell me what my scene is missing ...
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Blender - HDR makes objects too bright

I started to use blender 3 weeks ago and I am currently trying to do an outdoor scene. I wanted to use an hdr image fot lighting, as blender guru does -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI_FMa-8w50&...
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How to view hdri in viewport "SOLID" mode?

I'm using Blender version 2.82. The HDRI is visible in the render mode.
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How can I get the filepaths of all default/built-in hdris?

I'd like to use the default studio light hdris in a script. I was going to create a custom path based of bpy.app.binary_path and then I realized that the storage ...
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360 Video Environment

I am making an animation in which I need to have a 360 video in the background as the environment texture in World panel instead of an HDRi. Is there any way to so this? Thanks.
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Cycles save as EXR image

I'm using Blender Cycles to bake the rendering result into the texture. Yet, I've observed that many parts of the texture is over-saturated, but I could only save the resulting texture image into a ...
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How to Append a world with HDRi and nodes from another blendfile?

I can Append things from another blendfile if they're in Collections or various other groupings, but when I do Append -> blendfile -> World and select the World object, I get nothing appended. ...
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Use HDRI without lighting the scene?

How do I use a world HDRI without lighting the scene? I only want it to appear in reflections (and maybe the background - not sure yet), but I want to manually light the scene with light objects. This ...
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how do i remove hdri image from reflections. [Image added]

I want to keep the reflections from other meshes but remove the hdri image from reflecting. I just want to use the hdri for lighting. image shows what I want showing and not. green good red bad. using ...
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What is causing splotching on rendered image?

I have been trying to troubleshoot this for some time now. Whenever I use an HDRI to light my scene, I get the following effect on my objects after rendering in cycles. A patchiness that I cannot seem ...
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How do I add an HDRI texture environment node? [duplicate]

How do I add a texture environment node in cycles?
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Possible way to have a different background than the HDRI background?

If the title was confusing to you, let me explain in further detail. I have Suzanne here, and I want her to show the surface reflection of an HDRI environment background picture I have set up, but in ...
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All Reflections in Blender are Completely Black in look dev mode

This is might be a mistake on my end since I am a near complete beginner at blender. I am trying to experiment with nodes, but all the reflections on the default hdri in look-dev mode show up ...
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Is there a way to make different HDRIs be reflected on specific objects in the same render?

I know how to make all reflections be one HDRI while everything else is a different HDRI, but how could I have one HDRI affect one object's reflection, while another HDRI affects a different object's ...
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Why don't my materials reflect HDR images?

When I load a HDR into my scene and set rougness to 0 a material it don´t reflect the HDR image. It´s like it take the light info but don´t reflect the imagen. The left material have metallic 1 and ...
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