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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The Server Room HDR
Sep14

The Server Room HDR

My Friends and former colleagues at Fido has one of the coolest server rooms, It has its own alien that guards the pixels being rendered. Recently Fido got nominated for an Emmy award  for their work on the Walking dead. Now you can download a HDR of the alien infested server room and make sure to give them a visit, They are a talented...

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Cinesite VFX London HDR
Sep03

Cinesite VFX London HDR

Back at the crime scene early in the morning, the usually busy Soho is now empty. It almost feels like the zombie apocalypse is in full effect. But no! It’s just very early on a Saturday morning and most sane people are still asleep. Me….? I’m sane in my own way and I’m here in front of Cinesite where I have entered the doors many times to do what I do best and that would be Visual Effects. Since I arrived from...

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