Visual Special Effects HDRI Technology, Workflow, and Applications

South by Southwest 2021 presentation by Lionel Goldgewicht from the RICOH THETA virtual booth.
The HDRI mobile app by Goldgewicht Consulting allows you to take a number of photos using a THETA which can be stitched together with your favorite software to constitute a high-dynamic-range image (in HDR or EXR format). This image can then be used as a source of lighting and reflection for a 3D scene. Lionel Goldgewicht is based in France and has 20 years specializing in the development of mobile and 3D applications for clients like Disney, Orange, and many more.

Lionel provides:

  • explanation of how HDRI files are used in the Visual Special Effect (VFX) industry
  • comparison of PTGui to Photoshop for merging the bracket files
  • demonstrate of lighting from the HDRI files in a free application Virtual Dice




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