Blender Nerd HDR/Environment Lighting in Cycles

Downloads:Blend file (incl HDR), HDR only, This Video – licenced as CC-BY-SA Learn how to use an HDR image to light your scene realistically with just a few clicks!
You’ll also learn what to do when your HDR (or LDR) isn’t giving you hard shadows automatically.
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Make sure you enable Multiple Importance Sampling in the world settings on the right, and set the resolution to something like 1024 or 2048 (or even higher if you have a very detailed HDR with many light sources). This will reduce a lot of noise by telling Cycles to emit more light from the brighter areas of your HDR

Go to this Blender Tutorial!

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