Using Blender with RICOH THETA HDRI Files

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#1

There’s an excellent free course by Gleb Alexandrov at Creative shrimp that shows how to use HDRI files in Blender, the open source rendering software.

The course is available here:

I created an HDRI file from 12 RICOH THETA V images and used it in the course. This video shows how to make the HDRI file with free software.

I’m a Blender novice and had to watch Gleb’s mouse movements a number of times. The videos are very detailed and I was able to figure out the correct sequence of movements eventually.

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#2

Is there a big difference between using Blender and using Maya for this type of rendering work?


#3

I’m not that experienced, but MAYA seems much easier to use. I’m having a tough time with the Blender interface.