Hotel on Rivington | Free HDR
Mar04

Hotel on Rivington | Free HDR

Hotel on Rivington in downtown Manhattan is the backdrop for this free to download HDR image from The Mari Channel HDR library. I captured the image last year when I was on a movie shoot  in and around the Big Apple. Now you can take it for a spin in your favourite renderer of choice. Yes it’s my hat on the coffee table… and you know what they say? Wherever I lay my hat, that is my home! The hotel can be found on the lower...

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Battery Park | HDR
Nov13

Battery Park | HDR

On a recent work stint in the Big Apple, taking textures and reference images. I found myself having a few hours to spare after going all around Manhattan and upstate NY. I already had my Nodal Ninja and the Canon 5d in the car and I told my driver Eric to circle around the block while I took a few HDRs in and around Battery Park. In the image you can see the newly built Freedom Tower as well as the Statue of Liberty, happy...

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The George HDR
Nov01

The George HDR

Numerous pints and stories have been shared around The George in Soho. If  you walk down Wardour Street and stop by The George  sometime after 6pm you might hear tales of subdivision surfaces, hops, subsurface, bi-directional path tracing, malt, HDR, BXDF and everything else a VFX worker might have on their mind. VFX pubs are a mystery, from one day to the next the “house pub” might change. One day Cinesite has claimed...

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Autodesk HDR
Oct22

Autodesk HDR

  Continuing on my HDR trip around the London streets Autodesk was next on my list. Autodesk is situated on the first floor in a glass building on Broadwick Street in central London. I already had the HDR rig on my shoulders so arrived and left in a matter of 5-10 minutes. Go ahead and download the HDR and render it in your favourite renderer of...

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Framestore Commercials | HDR
Oct10

Framestore Commercials | HDR

Framestore Commercials in the heart of Soho after capturing a HDR at Cinesite VFX I decided to take my gear on the shoulder and head over to the award-winning commercial branch of Framestore to capture the street and office building in full morning-glory. The Sun started to hit buildings at the end of the street and the light intensity started to pick up by the minute. Speed was of the essence and as I had everything pre rigged and...

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Fido Atrium | HDR
Oct02

Fido Atrium | HDR

Another VFX related HDR is the downstairs atrium of Fido and Goodbye Kansas Entertainment Group in the Tobacco monopoly in central Stockholm, Sweden. I use this HDR frequently in Mari when texturing and previewing using shaders. It has a strong directionality from above in the surface response, almost like a Swedish version of the classical Uffizi HDR captured by Paul Debavec. The original HDR was captured in 24k HDR and stitched in...

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