HDRI Pack: Ultimate Skies


We are proud to present the new standard for HDRI skies. Ultimate Skies features revolutionary ultra-high-dynamic-range images without any obstructions. This is a must-have collection that will immediately enhance your outdoor renders.

Greyscalegorilla Ultimate Skies
  • 85 HDRI images in Open EXR format
  • Compatible with most 3D applications, including:
    • Cinema 4D (requires HDRI Link or HDRI Studio Rig)
    • Autodesk Maya
    • Autodesk 3ds Max
    • Element 3D for After Effects
    • Houdini
    • Blender
    • Keyshot
    • Other programs that accept EXR
  • Multiple resolutions included: 12k (12288×6144), 4k (4096×20148), and Preview (1024×512)
  • Crisp sun shadows
  • No lens flares or blown out sun
  • No obstructions (no buildings, light posts, trees, or random elements)
  • Up to 30 stops of dynamic range
  • 24/7 access to your download via your Greyscalegorilla account
  • NO HASSLE LICENSE No waiting for authorization codes. Just download, install, and go.

Why should I get Ultimate Skies?

We built Ultimate Skies from the ground up. Yes, built them. These are 12K images that are designed not only to be incredibly realistic but also absolutely perfect for your renders.

Here’s just one example of an HDRI sky and 3 different auto renders using the same sky.

HDRI Pack: Ultimate Skies | Greyscalegorilla

No longer will you have to rotate HDRIs to remove unwanted objects like landscapes, buildings, or other obstructions. Ultimate Skies uses perfect seamless floors, or, uh, skies.

These HDRIs are perfect for every type of 3D project, from motion design to arch-viz. Dazzle your clients with these spectacular skies that will compliment auto renders and modern buildings alike.

Each individual sky took over 15 hours to render. We spent all that time building these assets, so you wouldn’t have to. Save your own time and get your projects done in record speed with Ultimate Skies.

Ultra-High Dynamic Range

HDRI Pack: Ultimate Skies - Dynamic Range | Greyscalegorilla

A typical photo-based HDRI has a dynamic range of about 12 f-stops. Our simulated HDRI skies have between 20 and 30 stops for greater quality and more realistic results.

Crisp Shadows

It’s all about the sun. Because our HDRIs are exposed with such an ultra-high dynamic range, it means that our sun’s cast perfectly crisp realistic shadows in your scene.

Perfect Sun

HDRI Pack: Ultimate Skies - No Flares | Greyscalegorilla

Since these HDRIs were digitally created, Ultimate Skies avoids any unwanted flares caused by a traditional camera lens. No more flared sun reflections in your objects.

Multiple Times of Day

HDRI Pack: Ultimate Skies - Time of Day | Greyscalegorilla

From golden hour to high-noon, these skies include multiple times of day. You’re covered from sunrise to sunset.

With this HDRI pack, the sky is the limit.

What are HDRI Packs?

Greyscalegorilla HDRI Packs are curated collections of High Dynamic Range Images used to create realistic lighting and reflections on 3D objects.

Originally built for Cinema 4D, in tandem with HDRI Studio Rig or HDRI Link, we’ve expanded our HDRI collection to work with other 3D applications like Autodesk Maya, 3ds Max, Element 3D for After Effects, Houdini, Blender, and more.

HDRI Pack: Ultimate Skies - HDRI Browser | Greyscalegorilla

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Using Ultimate Skies

This HDRI pack is available for both Cinema 4D and 3D applications that accept EXR files.

Ultimate Skies in Cinema 4D

The Ultimate Skies HDRI pack for Cinema 4D requires either HDRI Studio Rig (for Physical and Standard Renderer) or HDRI Link (for Third-Party Renderers).

Use the Greyscalegorilla HDRI Browser to scan for the sky of your choice. Then simply click the HDRI you want to use in your scene.

We recommend using the provided low-res preview image for optimized speed in Cinema 4D. Simply switch to the 12K or 4K versions when it comes time to render your final scene.

Ultimate Skies in 3D Applications

This HDRI pack Open EXR files are compatible as is with 3D software that accepts EXR files. This includes (but not limited to) Maya, 3ds Max, Houdini, Element 3D (for After Effects), Blender, and Keyshot.


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Product Details
Release date:2018-07-08
Last updated:2018-11-15
Current version:1.0
Product type:HDRI Expansion Pack
File format:.zip
File size:11GB
Requirements:EXR Compatible 3D Applications. (Cinema 4D requires either HDRI Link or HDRI Studio Rig)
Price:$159.00 – $159.00 USD

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