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.
- 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