has anyone got a range of hdr images for use in pv360 that they would be free to post here? i cant even google for them as most sites are blocked here.
Since the "flexibility" of HDR and bitmap images are limited in PV360, just make sure that you match the exact resolution and file type as what already exists in your C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\PhotoView 360\resrc\presets\images\background directory. If you have Photoshop, you can load one of these images and then cut and paste your custom image in as a layer and resize if necessary and then save. In 2010, we went to the EXR format (don't really know why) but basically, just make sure that you HDR is saved as 2048x1024 in HDR format if you want to use it as an environment (lighting.) I like to add a slight blur to my environmental images so that lighting and reflections perform better. and you can pretty much use anything else for the background although if you want it to match the env. image it should also be 2048x1024.
no luck, deepak.
wish i was self employed!
There are literally thousands of HDR images available free on the web; it's up to you to determine whether they are "good" for you. If you are interested in doing you're own custom environments, I would highly recommend you purchase the HDR Handbook available at Amazon - it is an invaluable resource and well written and introduces the concepts and reasoning behind HDR. It also introduced me to the IBL format. You can go here to download a number of very high quality HDR images in their IBL packages. The image attached was created using the "ditch river" HDR in Modo.
i will have to try get my computer unblocked.
was your image rendered in modo or did you just use the hdr image from modo?
Rendered in Modo - but PV360 would be comparable but without as much of a daytimie look (Physical sun in Modo.)
ive downloaded a whole lot of these images, but is there a fancy way of using them in pv360?
or do you just load environment the usual way, and select the picture?
thanks for your help.
i just did this image using a picture out of the collection, but all i did was load it as an environment, without making any changes. i will try your method.
im not sure if I'm doing it right. i'm applying the hdr images as environments, but trying to rotate the part to get the correct perspective also rotates the environment and its really frustrating. Can you explain how you got that image of the hummer because I think that's the effect i'm going for.
Also, if I try and load the actual .IBL file it says it can't recognize it or something. So confusing
firstly, just use the jpg's.
are you on 2010?
the environment image will rotate with your model, but there is an option in settings that will rotate your environment in degrees, without rotating your model. this is what i did with the hummer.
let me know if this maakes sense.
I'm going to have to play around with it. It's kind of tricky. Then again there is always photoshop. Thanks for your help.
I can see how to create the actual image files for the ' ....Photoview 360/presets/images/background' folder, but how do you Generate the '.LXO & .LXP & .CFG files needed in the '.....Photoview 360/resrc/presets/environments folder' ?
Sureley these are needed to be visible in the Photoview 360 menus.
Actualy in 2010 PhotoView 360 you can use HDR images directly as environments:
Go to Settings->Environment Settings->Load Environment settings and select an HDR file.
Yes, there is a way to open up HDRI-images in PV360, but there is not much controll after import.
Spherical HDRI-images does not map properly, mine doesn't seem to anyway (Dosch skies), and there is only rotation around y-axis.
In SW2010SP3.1/PV360 my equirectangular exr. pictures vor environment IBL come in mirrored and with a odd warp or distortion just like if the zenit-nadir axis is not vertical but somehow tilted.
I have also the impression that the Mapping of equirctangular images i not correct at all. My best guess the pictures are somewhat interpreted as Traverse Mercator or someting similar.
Please SolidWorks fix this to make it usable.
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