Shooting HDRIs and Panoramas 1001

This on-demand short course will teach you how to shoot HDRIs for lighting under shoot conditions, and panoramas that can be used for texture and DMP/environment work.

Jahirul Amin
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Learn the tools and processes to capture onset lighting reference and panoramas

This short course, brought to you in collaboration with Clear Angle Studios and Rebellion Film Studios, will cover the process of shooting HDRIs with a full-frame Canon camera, a fisheye lens and a Ninja Nodal for the purposes of lighting. Following on from shooting HDRIs, we’ll focus on using similar techniques to capture panoramas for the use of texturing, camera projections and digital matte painting.

Although during the course, we are using the Canon 5Ds, you should be able to follow along using any DSLR or similar.

Course Details

  • Release Date: 2021.01
  • Type: On-demand
  • Level: Beginner
  • Lessons: 8
  • Duration: 5hr 20mins
  • Format: Video on-demand
  • Assignments: 1
  • Tools: DSLR camera and lenses, PTGui
  • Course Access Time: Lifetime

Find out how to capture a HDRI in shoot conditions and panoramas for texture and projection reference.

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Lessons in this course

  • 01. HDRI setup with Canon 5Ds and Ninja Nodal

    For our first lesson, we'll become familiar with the onset kit used for shooting HDRIs and panoramas, and look at how to go about setting up the kit (Canon 5Ds and Ninja Nodal) , so we are ready to shoot.
  • 02. HDRI Shoot Workflow and Methodology

    With our camera ready to go, let's discuss how we can go about shooting a HDRI in under 2 minutes, and also a method for shooting efficiently whist on set.
  • 03. Capturing Individual Lights

    Now that we know the process of shooting a 360 degree HDRI, let's see how we can capture additional bonus data (time permitting) by shooting a HDRI of each light source.
  • 04. Shooting Exterior HDRIs

    Capturing exterior HDRIs can be a tricky task, especialy if you have limited time. Let's see how we can go about capturing an exterior HDRI and also additional reference of the sun.
  • 05. Shooting in Different Lighting Conditions

    It sis very important to become familiar with different lighting environments as this will dictate your approach to shooting a HDRI. Let's look at a comple examples of how you can adapt to the situation.
  • 06. Shooting with the Theta

    Here we will look at how you can go about shooting a HDRI with the Theta Z1.
  • 07. Shooting a Panorama

    Now that we are familiar with shooting HDRIs, let's take that knowledge and use it to go through the process of shooting a panorama that can be used for texturing and environment work.
  • 08. Organising and Processing a HDRI and Panorama

    Now that we've captured our HDRIs and panoramas, let's take a look at how we can go about processing the data to make it usable in our 3D applications.
  • 09. Assignment

    It's time for you to shoot a seires of HDRIs under different lighitng conditions and panoramas.

Tutor: Jahirul Amin

CAVE Academy Founder | VFX Teacher

Jahirul Amin is a Computer Animation and Visual Effects Teacher and Consultant. He specialises in designing and delivering courses to create solid and diverse production ready skills in all 3D related departments and across a number of facilities worldwide. His background in academia feeds into his ongoing connections with Universities and Colleges which provide Computer Animation and Visual Effects courses. He is also involved in course and examination design as well as lecturing, running workshops and mentoring.

Course Fee: £64.99

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