Dutch Skies 360° HDR - Crab Champions by Eoin O’Broin
Well a bit different then regularly:
Recieved early 2020 the following mail from a client who ordered several years ago my Dutch Skies 360° HDR:
“Hi! I purchased a few HDRI packs in 2016 / 2018 and have started work on a solo game project and would love to use 4-8 of the HDRIs in the game. I had thought the licence originally covered game use but I see there are new terms in place now which ask to reach out if using the skies in a game- would it be possible to clarify if they can be used based on the previous licencing terms or if additional fees are necessary? Many thanks and great work, Eoin”
my reaction ( shortened it a bit ) :
“Good question:You are safe you still can use those HDR’s with the same terms from the purchase date. Its only effecting customers who buys it after 1 August 2019 as mentioned here. Would personally get nuts and very mad if a company where I bought something alters the terms that accompanied a product in the past. Not a legal expert but think that's completely illegal and above all: dishonest ( and that behavior is something I really detest ). So you still can use the images under the same terms as your read/saw on the date you ordered it.”
Eoin wrote me a quick reply that he was very pleased to hear that.
Then googled his name and came across his stunning work on Artstation. You really have to check out his collaboration with Quixel and SideFX in the stunning Unreal 4 Hyper realistic short movie “Rebirth” you can see it here.
So that made me even more curious so did some more investigation and saw he’s also a musician and his artist name is Noisestorm.
Then next discovered that he created a game completely in Unreal + made some fantastic music clips ( also made in Unreal!).
Yes the skies that are used are the Dutch Skies 360° HDR he ordered a few year ago!
Below the video's plus some screenshots where the Dutch Skies are shown more closely.
Some screenshots of the video
Very glad Eoin did not needed much time to think about my question if it was possible to show it on this website,so many thanks Eoin!!!
ps a nice coincidence my good friend Rob Wuijster ( he also started recently a new website called BlenderBrew ) created a very funny fake film-poster in 2014. Due to website changes it has not be visible for a while on the website so a good moment to add it here. He made two versions: