How do you make a HDRI sky image?



Is it a bit like making a panorama image?

Is it a bit like making a panorama image?

Hello Mattex,

Creating High Quality HDRi is not a walk in the park, there are many details to be considered.
Plus, you need proper equipment, HDRi is generally the same concept of panorama images, but HDRi gives you more detail with reflections, gloss, etc.

There were similar threads, take a look, they have all the advice and info that you will need :slight_smile:

Cheers mate :smiley:


Ahh very usefull, cheers!

Ahh very usefull, cheers!

Excellent! Also, there is a lot of information on the internet for shooting as well as working with images to create HDRi files.
For stitching images I prefer PTGui but there are several others as well that work nicely.
Many of these programs can be downloaded on trial basis to see what fits your needs.
Good luck and be sure to post some of your work :slight_smile:


You might want to check out Peter Guthrie’s short description of his method… HDRI Skydomes

Even if targeted to a specific type of HDRI, the method can be adapted to other things too.


Peter Gunthrie’s method is fast and easy, but if you want to stitch hdri images taken with 7 brackets into spherical panorama - this is really problematic, but finally you can get higher resolution - I create this way 20.000 x 10.000 px spherical hdri skies