It’s a big day for HDRI, Image Based Lighting, and Cinema 4D. Greyscalegorilla just released an update and a brand new collection of HDRIs that allow you dozens of ways (over 140, actually) to light your animation or render in Cinema 4D. Great lighting can easily be overlooked in 3D, but I hope these tools make it easier for you to make great looking renders. I hope you have a few minutes to watch and read about what’s new and to see if it’s a good fit in your workflow.
HDRI Studio Pack Update
HDRI and Global Illumination have been a huge part of my lighting toolset over the last few years. If you have followed along with some of the latest tutorials, you may have seen my HDRI Rig being used all the time. It comes with the HDRI Studio pack and it’s been my number one lighting tool of choice lately. Well, I just updated the HDRI Rig in the latest HDRI Studio pack with some really cool new features that we have been wanting to add to make it even easier to make great renders.
Helpful new features like a preview mode, reflective floor and an instant fill slider allow you to tweak and adjust your lighting and background just right for that perfect render. You can see all these features in action in the demo video below. Of course, all of these things are included in the latest update to the HDRI Studio pack.
Please check out the demo below or visit this tools page to see if it’s right for you.
HDRI Studio Demo Video
New HDRI Collections: Pro Studios
I am also announcing a brand new HDRI Collection called “Pro Studios” that features over 70 MORE HDRIs that can be used with the HDRI Studio Pack mentioned above. Think of it as an add-on pack that gives you even more lighting options to choose from when lighting your scene.
These HDRs were captured and developed by real lighting artists that work professionally in 3D lighting and compositing. They have a TON of detail and work really well in creating different types of looks in your scene. I made a short video below that shows off some of these studios.
You must have HDRI Studio to use the new Collections. It’s $69 for the new Collection, and I have been using it in many of my recent renders that you have seen on the site. Visit the new page for more details.
HDRI Collections Demo Video
Get Them All With A New Bundle
Finally, the HDRI Bundle. You can get both the updated HDRI Studio Pack and the new HDRI Collections: Pro Studios for only $119. This is $20 less than the price will be tomorrow. Get both of our HDRI Tools for one price and get over 140 different custom lighting studios to add reflections and light to your scene. Visit the Bundle Page for more details.
Visit The Bundles Page
Thanks for taking time to check out all these new tools. Image based lighting has become our number one way to light recently and I hope these new tools find their way into your creative toolset. Thanks again for checking this all out.
Note To Current Customers Of The HDRI Studio Pack
Current customers should have received an email with a free link to the latest update. Please contact Support if you haven’t received it yet. Don’t forget to include the email you used to purchase the HDRI Studio Pack.