C4D Tutorial: HDRIs and Creating Them Yourself in Cinema 4D


You can check out StreetView4D for making 360 hdris from google streetview scenes here: http://bit.ly/29PlCtF

In this great tutorial, Simon Spencer-Harvey, a co-conspirator with me at The Pixel Lab, shows you how to create your own HDRI for free in Cinema 4D. This is a great way to light a scene in a creative and customizable way, especially for scenarios that are more specific. You will also learn a lot about HDRIs along the way. Make sure to watch past the middle when he digs into the meat of the procedure. Enjoy!

    1. nicky smith
      nicky smith05-19-2016

      thanks for the great tutorial
      is there a method to automate the process for capture an animated HDRI image sequence? for VR etc..

    2. Simon

      Hi Nicky
      There isn’t but it is easily acheived. In the ‘bake texture’ tab you can create an image sequence. So you can either move the capture sphere around the scene, or animate the scene to create a VR experience.
      Would you like a tutorial on C4D-VR video?

    3. nicky smith
      nicky smith05-20-2016

      hey Simon
      thanks for the speedy reply
      ah i see,, in the “details” tab,, you can specify the in/out time… gotcha!

      thanks a lot, that info will get me started,, but a C4D-VR tut video would be great/very weolcomed though, as i’m sure you would shed some light on other nice features/tips (like in this one, about the streetview plugin,, as i didnt know about that too, but i sooo bought that straight away : )


    4. Simon

      Hi Nicky
      Glad that we can help. I will sort out a C4D-to-VR tutorial in the next week or so, but to give you a preview part of it will be looking at http://www.invr.co/ where you can upload a 3D scene into as a game-like VR environment for google cardboard or similar.

    5. Simon

      Hi Nicky
      Remember to change video metadata: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6178631?hl=en
      mp4 h264 works best.
      Kind regards

    Leave a Reply