Michael Chaves < Showcase < 282w

March 7, 2010
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Got sometimes questions from people who were asking whats the deal behind the Dutch Skies 360°, think below you can see a good example how the Dutch Skies 360° HDRI panorama’s can be implemented in VFX projects. In the near future more examples from clients will appear in the Showcase category (so how its used […]

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Free French Skies (+/-) 360° < photography < 271w

January 23, 2010
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Went on a 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. Did not have my panohead & […]

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The Scheveningen 360° project < Preview 2 & 3 <274w

January 23, 2010
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[update] added preview 3: Shot an new panorama at F.A.S.T. (Free Architecture Surf Terrain) Scheveningen thursday 28 january 2010 – between 09:39 – 09:40 . Here is Preview 2 of my Scheveningen 360° project. This project has something special. Normaly you have a black hole at the bottom of the panorama because thats the place […]

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Studio Het Licht – Take me out < 360° <278w

January 23, 2010
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Made a new HDRI panorama for Studio Het licht . Its the decor from the Dutch Television program Take me Out. Here you can see the complete panorama. Color correction & retouche by JP van der Burg

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(close) Encounters Part 6 < 360° < 277w

January 23, 2010
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This panorama is part of a bigger series (this is Part 6) 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 friends of […]

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(close) Encounters Part 5 < 360° < 276w

January 23, 2010
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This panorama is part of a bigger series (this is Part 5) 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 a big […]

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(close) Encounters Part 4 < 360° < 272w

January 23, 2010
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This panorama is part of a bigger series (this is Part 4) 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. These 2 HDRI panorama’s are self portraits portraits Not […]

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Dutch Skies 360° < Volume 1 DVD available! <262w

October 21, 2009
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[UPDATE – 20110501] working on a “new” version of Volume 1. New sIBL sets will be generated ( new tonemaps of the background sphericals, etc). And new 9 x 11k exposure renders from all images. This will be a free update for my current members who bought the Volume 1 DVD (Those who bought one […]

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Dutch Skies 360°< Exclusive Dutch Skies on canvas < 268w

October 19, 2009
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This week will add the first Exclusive Dutch Skies 360° on canvas here in the online shop. The size of the canvas is 145 x 40 cm. First the canvas will be available in The Netherlands & Belgium. Worldwide is possible but we need to have contact first. The image above shows how the canvas […]

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Anatomy of a shot from Luctor < vfx < 269w

October 18, 2009
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This is a anatomy of shot 13-10 from a short Dutch Science fiction movie called Luctor. The movie was shown on the Dutch Film festival called Film by the Sea Filmfestival 2009. Maarten Butter did the compositing + matte painting for this shot ( he did also the anatomy movie). Me (Bob Groothuis) did the […]

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Dutch Skies 360° < Dutch Skies 360° on Iphone <259w -

September 30, 2009
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The complete Dutch Skies 360° Volume 1 catalog is now visible on the iPhone with the free iPhone app Pangea VR. You can download the Free Iphone app Pangea VR here. When you installed Pangea scroll on the left side too the letter D – u and you will see The Dutch Skies popping up […]

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(close) Encounters Part 2 < 360° < 265w

September 19, 2009
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This panorama is part of a bigger series (this is Part 2) 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 a Dutch […]

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press release 4 september 2009

September 18, 2009

Dutch Skies 360 DVD released – Dutch Light captured for post production Den Haag, NL Sep 04 Scheveningen (The Haque), The Netherlands – Bob (RW) Groothuis today released a DVD called Dutch Skies 360 Volume 1, 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 1 DVD almost ready <259w

August 5, 2009
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UPDATE: Selling price for the DVD will be 99 $ or 69,99 euro (excl VAT & shipping and handling costs)! UPDATE: DVD is available in the online store +/- 5 september 2009! The master DVD that has been send to the distributor has not arrived so please be patient a bit more. Perhaps the DVD […]

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Linear Workflow

August 2, 2009

Attention still working on this page Got some questions from customers about the Linear Workflow (please note that I’m absolute a nitwit on this subject) Here is a great basic tutorial on the Lightwave forum (but is not specific Lightwave but handles the subject very basic) In that thread there is much more information so […]

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misc < dangerous <258w

July 19, 2009
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After shooting a nice sunset on 4 july tried to eat the street. Fell from my bicycle so lost a tooth. The dentist and her assistant did a great job repearing it. Thanks Chandenie & Elly! ps glad the camera was still working after the crash…. and see here the panorama that was made 10 […]

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2009 < publicity <257w

July 16, 2009
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Publicity about the Dutch Skies 360° Together with HDRLabs worked out a promo action for the introduction of the new sIBL 2.0 format & the launch of my online shop. You can download the free promo stuff here also Newtek did a coverage of the launch the Dutch Skies 360° Volume 1 DVD see here […]

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press release 2 juli 2009

July 2, 2009

Famous Dutch Light captured for VFX, 3D, Architecture & Game developers Scheveningen (The Haque), The Netherlands – 2 July, 2009 The Dutch Light is famous all over the world. The great painters captured the Dutch light in their paintings. Today there is a online shop that will bring the future version of the Dutch Light […]

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The Analog Panorama viewer & preview information

June 30, 2009
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All images have big previews in the online shop. (What you see is what you get). Below you see an example how it is looking in the online store. By clicking on the image another browser window opens and you see a big preview of the panorama. Next to the big previews another preview is […]

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Dutch Skies 360° < Exclusive First Pick <261w

June 30, 2009
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[UPDATE 20101210] working on a refresh of this subject. More info will be soon available here. This special area is called Exclusive First Pick. Customers can buy the exclusive images directly for 413 $ (299 euro) -excl. VAT. The big advantage is that the buyer is guaranteed that the images are only sold to the […]

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Dutch Skies 360° < online shop information <254w

June 30, 2009
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INTRODUCTION The Dutch Light is famous all over the world. The great painters captured the Dutch light in their paintings. Today there is a online shop that will bring the future version of the Dutch Light in the form of Dutch Skies 360° to the customers. The Dutch Skies 360° are affordable – Royalty free […]

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(close) Encounters Part 1 < 360° < 253w

June 25, 2009
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This panorama is part of a bigger series (this is Part 1) 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 a policewoman […]

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Dutch Skies 360° < support page <255w

June 22, 2009
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Dutch Skies 360° Volume 1 notes The DS360_014 folder contains a wrong sized Thumb. You should replace it by a corrected version. You can download the new thumbnail here. Installing is simple; just remove the original file called DS360_014_Thumb.jpg and replace it with the Thumbnail you can download in the link above. If you have […]

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Dutch Skies 360° < Future Plan's <264w

June 19, 2009
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NEED TO UPDATE THIS SECTION WHEN HAVING SOME TIME 😉 – Dutch Skies 360° Volume 2 will be ready by spring 2010 – more information & instructions will appear in the webshop support area Direct Link to online shop | Direct link to main menu online shop

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Project Luctor < projects < Luctor Finished!! <252w

June 14, 2009
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[UPDATE 27 AUGUST 2009] Luctor will be presented on the Film by the Sea Filmfestival 2009! See for more information this page. After 3 years the Luctor movie we were working on is ready *)!!! It was a very rough ride and we had to deal with lots of troubles. The movie will go public […]

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