Hello Ronen, I have been following you for a long time. I have a question about this tutorial. How can you turn the sunlight with the HDRI at the same time. It's crazy! Is it something about linking them together? I spent 3 hours but couldn't achieve anything :/
i m using vray dome light and i m using hdri map in its "use texture" slot, but after rendering wheh i want to save my image in to PNG formate my hdri image which i have in use in vray dome light , haven't remove from background... what is the reason after that problem??? can anyone answer me....
hello and ty so much for this tutorial/skies.My problem is i cant download the hdris says your bandwith is exceed its limit.
Im having the same problem with @LuboNulaAntol .. Dont know how to do the adjustment for the sun..
Hi, i tryed adjust the sun like u shown in tut. but i don t know how. I cannot make new layer even exposure layer adjustments. Any help THX
Thank you for this post sir....I am Akshay Sawardekar from india. I used this method in my rendering adding also a vray sun & linked to vray dome for extra dark shadows but i am not getting good results please give me some tips......i also posted my images on your forum in lighting section called "Hdri & vray sun lighting problem" if possible help me out
I know the comment section has exploded on this post so i'll make this quick. I see the benefit of adjusting hdri's in ps so you don't have to use Vray Sun and HDRi, and thus not need to worry about aligning the hotspot... But will this use of HDRi work for lighting and casting shadows with interior scenes as well?
hi ronen,i have no trouble with lighting the scene but the reflecitons are created by the hdri which i loaded to dome light? is it possible that i control the reflections with another hdri loadede to environment slot?
when i light the scene with the vray dome light its very grainy ( with out Gi )how can i get a smooth result with that faking GI.....i mean to save time with out using GI
in this link they do it very neatly..can u please go through that and give me a help thank you
I try my best byt can not make sunlight like in tutSo could you tell me , did you use dome vray light + vray sun or lighting like sun ?If like this solution so how can match vray sun with Vray HDRI ?If don`t have any vray sun , so how to make like tut, we have the beauty sunlight on objectThanks and Best regards
Sir can you help me with the vray settings of this tutorial???
How to setup the RT setting and all.....
Hi is there a set rule for the vray dome light settings ie the multiplier, should it be a low number then you change the camera settings to lighten and darken the light. Thanks very much keep up the great website
hi and thanks for this useable tutorial.i have a question:how i can make a hdri with pic that i want?
Hey Thank you for your Tutorial. I am making one scene and I was trying this tutorial to make lighting from HDRI Map with V-Ray Dome Light but first of all I dont have place in my Dome light to instance the Map from Materials Editor. Second is that When I am trying to make Instance of HDRI Map from Material Editor to Viewport Background place so it not going there.
I am Using Max 9 and V-Ray 1.5RC3.. Would love to see solution by you about my requests. Thanks.
please help! i'm doing everything step by step, but it just don't work for me!
it always shows the bottom of the image 'n the upper part of the image is pure white.
what am i doing wrong? any idea?
I dont have words.............how to thank you for your this tutorial. I am amazed with what you have done, man. Hats off. U become my idol.
Thanks a lot.
how can I either offset or rescale my HDRI map?cause in the material editor,the coordinates seems not working.
Also,I can't see the HDRI map in my viewport. I've checked both the Use Environment Background & Display Background but still I can't see anything in the viewport.
Thanks in advance!
I have a couple of questions,
What is the Multiplier of VRAYDOME? I usually set it to 1.0
Whenever I increase the render multiplier of the HDRI map and I hit render, the environment/background map becomes brighter as well, unlike on your video, you have set the render multiplier with a huge amount but the environment stays on the same exposure.
How can I resolve this? Thanks!
Hi im having truble on finding in the materials the vrayHDRI slot!, i can't find itin 3ds max 2012, any idea what can i do or if it as other name?!
Hello ronen I'am not able to get any sun light and shadow in the scene using Vray dome. Did lot of trial an error but still cant get them. Checked the tutorials twice thrice but no luck. :(
My Vray Dome doesn't seem to show the environment in my viewport, are there specific settings I need to adjust in the viewport?
Nice tutorial, but I don't understand what to change.... I did the same as you, but I don't have dropted shadows.
you have to wire the rotation of the sun to the offset of the hdri, you can find a video about it here: http://www.peterguthrie.net/blog/2010/04/vraysun-and-hdri-sky-tutorial
@Wecodeyoupay Yes, that service stopped working smooth - I'll host the file elsewhere. Contact me via the contact page and I'll send you a link via email ;)
@KyleBeneventi hi, sure it works the same inside as we'll as outside... You will need to set the camera exposure to fit inside but the basic thing is the same.
@PınarGülpınar Yep, you can. You can set the VRay Dome Light to work only on reflections or diffuse so by using two such domes - one for reflections and the other for diffuse, you can get what you want.
@3dnuwan Not sure I follow what you are asking here? Not using GI will call for adding more light objects to act as the bonce light... But that than why would you want all this extra work?
@zeclink I am not able to get clear sky with the sun rays falling on the model when i tweak the render mult it still gives me cloudy effect of the environment when i raise the amount then the bg of the sky goes all bright.(White).
@zeclink No need for vray sun, just the HDRI in this example. You can either tweak the HDRI in Photoshop / Lower the GAMMA settings for the HDRI to around 0.75 - 0.9 / Or wait a little bit more - i have something new coming
@zeclink I did the same thing shown in the tut. but didn't put vray sun. But
not able to do the activeshade dont know the setting...Thank you for your reply..Waiting for more....
@MiguelMeneses Hi - vrayHDRI is in maps slot - not in the materials! You can select vrayHDRI map in the Environment and effects and drag it into any material slot like instance - an then select your HDRI - or any other way you can find ;)
@Shuwei You need to set up the viewport background first, for that to show... Press the ALT+B shortcut and pick how you like to set it up. I usually put the same HDRI for the VRay Sky Dome inside the environment slot and I click on "Use Environment Background"
@PaulSteinwith older versions of 3ds Max it is kinda difficult to get those sharp contrasty shadows with an hdri skydome though a hdri with fair amount of EV steps might produce that. this workaround gets it done though but it's extremly tedious - http://www.infinity-vision.de/page/ibl_mode. the new 3ds Max 2014 addressed this issue & the hdri skydome seems to work well to produce nice looking shadows.
@PaulStein Should be pretty much the same logic I guess... any MR user care to confirm this?
@TeodorMunteanu Feel free to either open a dedicated thread on the forum with some previews and setting screen captures... or/and send me your scene so I can review it.
@TeodorMunteanu You change the intensity of the brightest spot, where the sun is... It usually needs a bit of a boost to allow for the shadow to start and show up nice and crisp.
@Adrio999 thank you so mutch!
@ronenbekerman I followed your instructions, clicked the use environment background... still nothing! But when I browsed the file it showed up, but not in the spherical way that I desired! Are there something wrong with my settings??
@KyleBeneventi You can do both ways, but I would suggest keeping the changes in the camera much like in real life you control your exposure with the camera.
@ronenbekerman Did you manage to get a look at the issue in the forum at all?
@ronenbekerman Thanks Ronen, will do! Thanks for such a prompt reply!
@Shuwei I suggest you open a forum thread about this in the lighting section and add a screen capture of your settings... I'll pick this up there ;)
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