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HDR ProSets - Urban Storm

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Product Name: HDR ProSets - Urban Storm
Product ID: 18347
Published Artist(s): DimensionTheory
Created By: N/A
Release Date: 2014-03-02

Product Information

  • Required Products: None

This pack contains 6 separate HDRI locations in a urban setting featuring parks, roads, housing and cement pathways lined with various plant life. Each of these settings is very overcast with large clouds which add plenty of detail to your reflections while realistically lighting your scenes with 8192×4096 HDRIs made from 7 separate exposures. Along with these HDRIs are JPG diffuse maps in very high 16384 x 8192 resolution, providing the extra detail needed for accurately placing your 3D figures in these locations. Presets are included for DAZ Studio and Poser for lighting and shadow catching to match your content to the loaded skydomes, with Carrara presets for loading individual aspects allowing you to take advantage of multipass rendering. Each of these maps can easily be loaded into other programs that make use of HDRIs such as Octane Render, Lux Render, Vue or Blender.

Product Notes

Installation Packages

Below is a list of the installation package types provided by this product. The name of each package contains a Package Qualifier, which is used as a key to indicate something about the contents of that package.

  • [1 Ca]
  • [1 DS]
  • [1 Ps]

[ ] = Optional, depending on target application(s)

Not all installation packages provide files that are displayed to the user within the interface of an application. The packages listed below, do. The application(s), and the location(s) within each application, are shown below.

HDR ProSets - Urban Storm DS

  • You can find new icons for loading this product in the following DAZ Studio Folders:
    • “Scenes:DimensionTheory:HDR Pro-Sets:UrbanStorm”
  • You can find new icons for this product in the following DAZ Studio Categories:
    • “Environments:Skydome”

HDR ProSets - Urban Storm Ps

  • You can find new icons for loading this product in the following Poser Libraries:
    • Light: “DimensionTheory:HDR Pro-Sets:UrbanStorm”
    • Props: “DimensionTheory:HDR Pro-Sets:UrbanStorm”

Additional Details

  • DAZ Studio Version:
    • Using a gamma value of 1.40 in the render settings seems to work best, and this value is what was used during testing
  • Poser Version:
    • The default “GROUND” prop that is automatically loaded needs to be removed or turned invisible for the shadow catchers to work properly
  • Carrara Version:
    • When using HDR backgrounds a gamma value of 2.2 works well, but with JPG backgrounds this will wash out contrast quite a lot. It's recommended that no gamma correction be used when rendering out JPG backdrops.
  • All Versions:
    • Because of the resolution of the images in this set things can take some time to load into your scene or process before rendering.

Resolved Issues

  • None

Known Issues

  • None


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