(close) Encounters Part 9 < 360° < 311w

May 10, 2011
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Los Dedos This panorama is part of a bigger series (this is Part 9) that will be made in the future. Behind the scenes HDRI panorama portraits of people. More info about this project see at the bottom of this page. Not sure witch direction it will go. This HDRI panorama portrait is one of […]

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(close) Encounters Part 8 < 360° < 310w

May 10, 2011
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Harbor Portrait This panorama is part of a bigger series (this is Part 8 ) that will be made in the future. Behind the scenes HDRI panorama portraits of people. More info about this project see at the bottom of this page. Not sure witch direction it will go. This HDRI panorama portrait is one […]

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(close) Encounters Part 7 < 360° < 309w

May 10, 2011
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Ron & Nathalie This panorama is part of a bigger series (this is Part 7) that will be made in the future. Behind the scenes HDRI panorama portraits of people. More info about this project see at the bottom of this page. Not sure witch direction it will go. This HDRI panorama portrait is one […]

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HDRI < Artists Help Japan < 308w

March 24, 2011
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My friends at HDRLabs started a great support action for the victims of the disaster in Japan. Normaly the sIBL sets of the month are free. Please buy this time a fantastic sIBL set so you can support Japan! Click here to give your support.

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HDRI < Tonemapping tips

February 27, 2011

more info soon: still updating this page One problem with HDR has always been in viewing the images. Typical computer monitors (CRTs, LCDs), prints, and other methods of displaying images only have a limited dynamic range. Thus various methods of converting HDR images into a viewable format have been developed, generally called “tone mapping”. Early […]

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Xenon Studios | Super League Promo 2011 < Showcase < 307w

February 20, 2011
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Awesome example of the use of my Dutch Skies 360° Xenon Studios UK made two fantastic promo teasers… just have a look at it Here the first teaser Here the second teaser On CGfeedback a topic on this subject here is part 1, part 2 UPDATE: 20110602 Cool Breakdown / Making of: Oh another thing […]

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3D World Magazine issue 140 < publicity < 305w

February 4, 2011
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3D World magazine issue 140 [Update 2] Free download offer is ended by 1 march 2011! [update 1] the sIBL/ HDRI sets are currently for free available (for a limited time : until 1 march on the 3DWorld Magazine website! Beneath a screen-shot of that page. And here is the direct link to that page…. […]

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rosa < shorties < 183w

February 1, 2011
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[UPDATE] in the last year until now some movies came out with some Rosa similarities (attention not saying they robbed the idea.. it must be complete coincidence that there are some parts that could remind you!) Kick Ass First saw the briljant movie last year Kick Ass (with the very violent little girl that could […]

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Dutch Light 360° < preview page < 304w

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 […]

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Annual Free Dutch Skies 360° CONTEST WINNER 2010 * Sean Smylie * !< Dutch Skies 360° < 302w

February 1, 2011
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Annual Free Dutch Skies 360° CONTEST WINNER 2010 Last year started a contest called the Annual Free Dutch Skies 360° contest 2010. The contest discription see bottom of the next link but to write about it in some lines: Will produce every year one Dutch Skies 360° Volume DVD. To introduce the availability if the […]

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Tattoo consultant < bftp <299w

February 1, 2011
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WARNING: images below contain some nudity (in my point of view its only a male and female doll but have to write this down…. some readers could be offended by it) Found in my archive a project that normaly would not see the daylight anymore… but thought it would be a nice thing to share […]

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Volume 3 DVD available! < Dutch Skies 360° < 295w

January 23, 2011
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Dutch Skies 360° Volume 3 ****************************************************************** [UPDATE – 20131028] Revision Volume 3 is (again) delayed. Revision Volume 3 will be ready about spring 2014. Sorry! What will be new: – completely renewed sIBL sets that ready for the upcoming sIBL 2.4 (new version will be ready in several months) – fixed several errors in the […]

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3D World Magazine issue 138 < publicity < 300w

December 31, 2010
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3D World magazine issue 138 Was asked by the editors of 3D World magazine to publish two new Dutch Skies (big thanks for asking Steve & Becky!). So made two exclusive for 3D World magazine Dutch Skies 360 sIBL (HDRI) sets. Those who have the magazine with the DVD are allowed to use those 2 […]

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Thomas Mansencal | Kel Solaar < Showcase < 298w

November 18, 2010
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Another example of the usage of my Dutch Skies 360°: this time some amazing work by Thomas Mansencal aka Kel Solaar! Thomas is a very friendly creative guy who does next to the 3D / mattepainting etc work also some cool programming programs for the sIBL platform at HDRLabs. One of the (free) apps is […]

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Free French Skies – part deux – < photography < 296w

November 18, 2010
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See here to see Part 1. Went back for short holiday to the south off France to meet the family, friends and other friendly inhabitants of my girlfriends petite village at Olonzac (Merci Olonzac nous avons becoup des avontures et). Will keep the private pictures separate but below you can see a few of them. […]

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van Kleef Distillery < 360 < 297w

November 18, 2010
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[UPDATE 3] 13 december 2011 New revisions 2.4 compatible sIBL sets now available at HDRLabs archive page. Have fun with them! [UPDATE 2] Steampunk mobile phone mentioned in CatchUp Edition 4 Nice indepht article See page 20 – 30 of the online magazine. Congratulations Andrew! [UPDATE 1] Steampunk mobile phone Fantastic steampunk mobile phone was […]

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Annual Free Dutch Skies 360° < Dutch Skies 360° < 292w

October 2, 2010
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A complete new subject on this site that you probably will like or even better can use! Starting to give away every year one complete HDRI Dutch Skies 360°. Planning to produce 1 Dutch Skies 360° DVD every year. When a new DVD is ready then will make a free Annual Dutch Skies 360° so […]

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Annual Free Dutch Skies 360° < Dutch Skies 360° < 294w

September 29, 2010
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Annual Free Dutch Skies 360° 2010 Update: CONTEST RESULTS 2010! A complete new subject on this site that you probably will like or even better can use! The Annual Free Dutch Skies 360° Skies: Edition 2010 Starting to give away every year one complete HDRI Dutch Skies 360°. Planning to produce 1 Dutch Skies 360° […]

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Gerardo Estrada < Showcase < 273w

September 29, 2010
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One of the nicest things I like is having direct contact with my clients so they can give some suggestions etc. Cool other thing is that I learn a lot from them in that way. Proudly present another interview/ showcase with a (very friendly) creative CG artist: Gerardo Estrada. (Bytheway the previous showcase – Michael […]

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Dutch Skies 360° < Volume 3 in production <290w

June 20, 2010
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Working here on the next one: Dutch Skies 360° Volume 3 DVD. Code name “50/50 hatsjie! hatsjie! – gesundheit” Release date is 28 september 2010. [FINAL DATE] [UPDATE] try to solve some last issues…. hope to update the site later today otherways the launch will be 29 september. Lots of new HDR Dutch Skies (50% […]

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The Scheveningen 360° project < Preview 4 - The Bunker <287w

May 16, 2010
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UPDATE 11 december 2011 New revisions 2.4 compatible sIBL sets now available at HDRLabs archive page. You (still) are allowed to use the Bunker sIBL sets commercially..so have fun with them! Donated the Bunker sIBL sets to HDRLabs. The Bunkers sIBL sets / Panorama’s were choosen as SIBL sets of the month june 2010 at […]

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3D World Magazine issue 130 < publicity < 288w

May 2, 2010
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Arranged another publication in the 3D World magazine. Here you can read more information about the publication in the 128 issue of 3D World Magazine. This time they are celebrating the 10th anniversary an so all editions will have the DVD that is full packet with lots of free stuff! That issue (nr 130) will […]

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press release 1 april 2010

March 18, 2010

Dutch Skies 360 Volume 2 DVD Released – HDRI Sky Stock Panorama’s Den Haag,  NL   Apr 01, 2010  Scheveningen (The Haque), The Netherlands – Bob (RW) Groothuis has released a DVD called Dutch Skies 360 Volume 2, with affordable Royalty free HDRI images of Dutch Skies 360. It is the first online shop were you can […]

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Dutch Skies 360° < Volume 2 DVD available! <283w

March 7, 2010
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The Dutch Skies 360° Volume 2 DVD is ready to order and ship! New in this edition: – added experimental Background plates to 3 sIBL sets – added 3 rejected Dutch Skies (that did not pass my quality control) – some of the extra 11k JPG exposure renders are in Adobe RGB instead of sRGB. […]

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3D World Magazine < publicity < 281w

March 7, 2010
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Arranged a publication in 3D World Magazine and invited (against all “rules” 😉 ) some nice folks who also make sIBL sets too. The next issue (nr 128) will have an DVD *) with 8 free sIBL sets will be in the stores in the UK on about 10 march 2010. On the same day […]

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