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by bob on February 1, 2011

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IMPORTANT

The Dutch Light 360° product line is discontinued and now freely available on the new website/onlineshop

The new online store can be found on my new website:

http://www.dutch360hdr.com/
















































































































Dutch Light 360° Intro

For several years now working on the Dutch Skies 360° project. Here is a new project that a lot off customers asked for – so sIBL / HDRI sets that differ from Dutch Skies 360°. Going to shoot for you complete HDRI Light-sets with lots off different lighting situations and will be an ongoing projects to bring you the nicest HDRI light. The project is simply called: Dutch Light 360°. So you can use those sets – for example – to test your models in real world situations. You get a complete package with ingredients that are highly tweak-able.

The price

The Selling price for each Dutch Light 360° set will be 13,50 $ or 10 euro (excl VAT). The delivery is done through internet. So after ordering you get a order conformation mail with a download link included. So you can start working with the files immediately. Think this is a reasonable price for a flexible HDRI kit. Every package is about 500 mb. More info about all the ingredients see below in the subject What you will find in a Dutch Light 360° package?

Some words about this new project from an expert

“The Dutch Light 360° HDRI sets provided by Bob Groothuis are a superb way to test and analyze realistic data sets in real world situations. Specifically I find them ideal for matching realistic digital humans to background plates, as well as testing advanced skin shaders to see how they react with HDRI or sIBL sets. The HDRI sets provided by Bob Groothuis are of high quality, resolution and style. I highly recommend them to any other digital artist”

Lee Perry-Smith from Infinite-Realities

What you will find in a Dutch Light 360° package?

1) a s (Smart) IBL set ( more info about the sIBL format see here )

In short > 3 basic ingredients of a smart IBL setup are:

– a high res panorama as camera background
– a high res HDR as specular component for reflection
– a blurred low res HDR as diffuse environment lighting

Note that you are not obligated to use the sIBL set, you simply can use just only the HDRI image.

2) all 11k JPG spherical exposure renders (minimal 9 exposures)

3) a kind of color correction tool Spydercube and sometimes also the Qpcard RAW package – but its up to you if you use it off course.

IMPORTANT NOTE: you will not recieve a physical distribution of the Spydercube and Qpcard RAW package, the tools are photographed.

4) extra Background plates for each Lighting set. Sometimes it could be possible that there are no extra BG plates due special circumstances but most of the Dutch Light 360° will contain them. Note that the exposure can be a bit off, most shootings need to hurry due to quickly changing lighting conditions but you get the original RAW files so can be fixed easily in for example Photoshop.

Every package is about 500 mb.

Extra notes about the color correcting tools

Most HDRI Light 360° packages contain some color correction tool. It can be the SpyderCube and the Qpcard RAW Pack (102 big gray card + 201 color card). In (almost) every spherical renders you find the little Spydercube so you can easily retouche it. Click on the first spherical below to see an example.

The extra shot BG plates contain most of the time 1 original shot image (RAW or JPG) with the Spydercube or in sometimes alos the Qpcard RAW Pack card. Click on the first spherical below to see an example.

IMPORTANT NOTE: I’m not an color correcting expert so will leave you a bit in the dark with this. But think it could be useful for those who knows more about this subject. And not completely sure if the positioning of the tools is correct in the photo’s. If you have some suggestions (or the fact that I’m telling here some rubish 😉 ) to make it better let me know, really like to have some feedback (I always respond). Just send a mail to me with subject [ DL360 Correction tools feedback ] to support attt bobgroothuis doooot com

Free promotion Dutch Light 360°

Article on the HDRLabs website about this subject see here

As a promotion have a free HDRI Light 360° promo 01 for you that can be downloaded at my good friends from the website HDRLabs. To be exact its the sIBL set of the Month february 2011! Note that the free promo does not have the extra background plates and/or Spydercube implementation. Attention: If you do not see the free set yet on the sIBL set of the month be sure to check it tomorrow. Meanwhile you can download the file below.

Note that the HDRI Light 360° promo 01 does not have the extra 11k exposure renders , and not have the extra BG plates

Beneath you see a spherical version of that sIBL set. Just click on the image below to see a bigger version.

Dutch Light 360° Newsletter

Have a special extra newsletter that will be sende everytime when some new images appeared in the Dutch Light 360° store.
Just send a mail to me with subject [ DL360 newsletter ] to support attt bobgroothuis doooot com

Dutch Light 360° future plans

* Eventually it will also possible to order the HDRI Light 360° light-sets on DVD but that’s for later this year.
* In the near future will bring special packages shot on exact the same locations but in different circumstances .
* Also there are some upcoming projects read series of subjects. So expect DVD’s with on subject but with LOTS of different lighting conditions

Later this year a complete DVD will be available.

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BELOW YOU CAN PREVIEW AND ORDER THE IMAGES SEPERATELY

Note: the images (VR previews + images below) are made using "quick and dirty" tonemapping/blending techniques and are personal interpretations. Sure you (the artist) can make it look better. You got with the Dutch Light 360° the most flexible HDRI stock images available.
Bob

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