Download an HDRI pano single for free. This image was captured with 24 stops of latitude.
This week’s HDRI isn’t very interesting to look at on its own but I’ve found it very useful as a CG light source. You can see from the shader ball image below that without any additional lights you end up with some pretty hard shadows. The combination of a not overly saturated blue sky and green grass makes for a very believable light source right out of the box, as they say. Between this image and Single – 006 you have a good starting point for a wide variety of lighting setups with a hard light source.
This HDRI was captured on a hazy spring day in a suburban field in the American mid-west.
This HDRI is equirectangular mapped for use as a CG light source.
It is provided as a 32-bit .EXR
Use this HDRI in any way you see fit for either personal, academic or commercial projects. Credit is not required but it’s always nice! If you are going to give credit please do so like this:
HDRI provided by
Mighty North LLC
There are 2 restrictions to this license:
You cannot resell this HDRI on its own or part of a package of HDRI. You can give it to others provided you acknowledge where you downloaded it from (here).
You cannot sell a derivative work that is not substantially different than this HDRI. I.E. You cannot sell prints of this image. You can however sell derivative works that are substantially different wherein this image is a portion either as lighting or backgrounds.
If you end up using this and would like to share how you’ve used it, please do so! Leave a link in the comments below. Let me know what sort of HDRI you’d like to see in the future and I’ll see what I can do.
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