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rathmarathma Member UncommonPosts: 3,786

Props to Kiamde for showing me this....

What is HDRI? In computer graphics and cinematography, high dynamic range imaging (HDRI for short) is a set of techniques that allow a far greater dynamic range of exposures than normal digital imaging techniques. The intention is to accurately represent the wide range of intensity levels found in real scenes, ranging from direct sunlight to the deepest shadows.

This provides the opportunity to shoot a scene and have total control of the final imaging from the beginning to the end of the photography project. A concrete example would be that it provides the possibility to re-expose. One can capture as wide a range of information as possible on location and choose what is wanted later. (JGWill, 2004) - Wikipedia

Here are some pictures of HDRI in effect with Half-Life 2 Models, here


G4TV has an article on how to do all of this, here.


image - Official Fanboi

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  • OrccOrcc Member Posts: 3,043

    HDR has been around for awhile already... Brothers in Arms incorporated it into their engine. If you haven't heard about Lost Coast yet, its a section from HL2 that was cut from the game, but Valve is creating it now for the sole purpose of showing how the Source Engine uses HDR. Youll need a pretty powerful rig though, Valve said youll pretty much need a 6800 or X800 to be able to play it. Should be out in the next month.

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