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Lesson 1. Understanding the Properties of a High Dynamic Range Image
In this lesson we will explain the essential concepts and functionality of High Dynamic Range images. Topics covered in this video: What is a high dynamic range image; 32-bit image vs. 8-bit image; Benefits offered by 32-bit images.
Learn the fundamentals of High Dynamic Range Imaging and a proven workflow to creating and using HDR Images for a multitude to scenarios and projects. Contains over 2 hours of project-driven training for artists learning the creative and technical processes of HDRI and image-based lighting. Popular highlights include: HDRI Overview; Understanding Properties of HDR Images; Using 32-bit Color Space; 32-bit Image vs. 8-bit Image; Shooting Multiple Exposures with Camera; Bracketed Camera Exposures; Using Mirrored Ball for Environments; Naming and Organization of Exposure Sequences; Assembling Multiple Exposures into one HDR Image; Assembling Panoramic HDR Images; Removing Unwanted Subjects from Images; Color Correcting and Image Enhancement; Adjustment Layers for Image Alterations; Tone Mapping HDR Image for Low Dynamic Range Output; Setting up Image-based Lighting in Maya; Final Gathering in Maya; Reducing Animation Flickering; Rendering HDR Images from mental ray.