Dutch Skies 360° < Annual Free Dutch Skies 360° edition 2011 < 317w

by bob on October 31, 2011

in 360, Dutch Skies 360° online shop

Update:

RESULTS RENDER CONTEST 2011!

Intro

To introduce the availability of the Dutch Skies 360° Volume 4 DVD publish a Free Annual Dutch Skies 360° so this year its the 2011 Edition.

The Annual Free Dutch Skies 360° Skies: Edition 2011 may be used commercially. Please read the License agreement in the downloaded file but there are no hidden tricks so you can use it.

Last years render competition see final render below:

The winner of the 2010 contest was Sean Smylie from Ireland! He made a fantastic 3D model and used the (Free) Annual Free Dutch Skies 360° 2010 to render. Really love his final color tuning which gives a bit of a 70’s look…. fabulous!

More info about last years competitions just look here & here

To have a look on the ingredients of the Annual Free Dutch Skies 360° 2011 Edition see the (mini) catalog can be downloaded when you click on the image below.

The Annual Free Dutch Skies 360° Skies: Edition 2011

In the package (340 mb) of this year – 2011 version – you can download (at te bottom of this page) here you will find:

1) a sIBL set
 (If you not know what a sIBL set is please visit the website of my friends at HDRLabs )
2) the 11k 9 exposure sphericals (very usefull in postproduction for example matte paintings or generate & tonemap a 11k HDR yourself)) renders
3) The Background plates – 1 JPG version & 1 NEF (RAW) file per image. Please note that camera settings could be find in the originals. Some corrections could be needed but think most of you know how to use Photoshop 🙂

Spherical:

VR:

Here you can see a VR version

3D test render:

The extra Background plates looking like below:

Regarding the background plates: all the info about shutterspeed , lens settings are within the original images. A instruction how to extract the Color Profile is available in the download file.

ps you also find some other stuff in the downlod package like a VR & the used tonemapping setting for the BG plate within the sIBL set.

Competition 2011

RESULTS RENDER CONTEST 2011!

Send me your render (s) where you use the Annual free Dutch Skies 360° 2011 edition  in combination with a 3D model and a backgroundplate (that will find in the download package)

UPDATE: You need to use the extra shot Background plates (see folder /BG PLates) as BG plate for your render and not the Spherical Background plate from the sIBL set. Sorry for the confusion, my fault being not so clear about that point.

Just send me renders by mail (mail att bobgroothuis dott com ) Then we can discus later how I get higher resolution renders.

Its up to you what 3D model you use but you should have modeled it! So please do not use 3D models someone else made.

End date on the contest is 31 january 2012 (so thats the last day you can send in your renders to join the contest)

 

Prizes

Everyone (do me a favor only send in some serious renders) who joins the competition will receive an exclusive Dutch Skies 360° sky.

First prize:

1) all Dutch Skies 360° Volume 1,2,3 & 4 DVD’s
2) a 360precision Atome panorama head
3) a PTGUI Pro license ( big thanks to  the Sponsor of this License New House Internet Services B.V.!)
4) HDR Expose license ( big thanks to the Sponsor of this License Unified Color !)
5) a Photomatix Pro license ( big thanks to the Sponsor of this License HDRSoft!)
6) Christian Bloch’s upcoming second edition of the HDRI Handbook
7) maybee something more (working on it but cannot promise anything)

Second prize:

1) The Dutch Skies 360° Volume 1,2,3 DVD’s
2) a 32 Float license ( big thanks to the Sponsor of this License Unified Color !)
3) Christian Bloch’s upcoming second edition of the HDRI Handbook

Third Prize:

1) The Dutch Skies 360° Volume 1 DVD
2) a HDR Express license ( big thanks to the Sponsor of this License Unified Color !)
3) Christian Bloch’s upcoming second edition of the HDRI Handbook

Fourth prize:

1) The upcoming DS360 Autumn 01 Pack
2) Christian Bloch’s upcoming second edition of the HDRI Handbook

Some notes:

The tools you can win in the prizes of the contest are the once I use on a daily base in my HDRI workflow.

 

DOWNLOAD

My friends at HDRLabs were so generous (again) to host the source files for the contest. Big thanks!

Download from HDRLabs

ABOUT THE LOGO

The nice 3D model was made by my brother Hans Groothuis ( hans *at- groothuis -dot* com ). Sended him a (crappy) sketch & a google search with some examples how I want to look it a bit like – a kind of cup/ bokaal. If you are interested in the previous model the analog panorama viewer he made (that one came only out of his brain – use that model a lot for showing lighting in my Dutch Skies 360°.)

Beneath you see a bigger version (just click on it to see the big one) of the Free Annual Dutch Skies 360 – 2011 edition cup/ bokaal and a screenshot of the model in Modo