February 8, 2022, 5:13pm
(topic is solved and the question is a duplicate of
I notice that all of the environment maps appear as spheres.
Has anyone made their own? If so, how did you do it?
This is not important, I’m just curious.
is there any tutorial, (affinity photo prefered, photoshop also ok) or rendering-approach to do a custom emap ?
i am talking about those files:
how do i convert a photo of my livingroom (of course a 250 sqm loft) into a emap.
or maybe a photo of my last mountainhike / skitour ?
what do need to consider for the photo.
thanks - kind regards - tom
February 8, 2022, 6:42pm
Here a tip from @BrianJ (But for WinPC)
You can do panoramic conversions in Rhino!! Here’s one using an HDR I share on Food4Rhino converted to a 1024x1024 light probe jpg.
Load Your images in to Gimp or Darktable (or other image software) and save it as Openexr, HDR or HDRI
But new use “Textures Panel”, create new “HDR Texture” load Your image file.
Then follow Brians worklfow, so save as normal image.
There are various sources of free 360 environment maps. If you want to make your own you can render those out using appropriate lens settings, or you need a ‘fisheye’ lens to take actual photo–well, several photos to make the HDR. There’s also the program HDR Light Studio for mixing your own.
February 8, 2022, 7:25pm
thanks for pointing to the older topic and the update.
i ve updated the initial post.
kind regards - tom
(Nathan 'jesterKing' Letwory)
February 8, 2022, 7:55pm
If you want to get into shooting your own HDRi images I think this blog post has all you need to know