Can You Make an HDR Background Like This?

Hi, I wanted to make an HDR background out of a simple texture but I was told it’s pretty hard. I wanted to know if I take a simple plane, add a texture to it, and add an Emissions node to it, won’t it act like an HDR background? From what I know HDR images emit their own light(?)


in cycles you can add a texture to the world and some emission too
but it may not be as good as a real high quality HDRI map!

happy cycles

Wow, interesting. Thanks guys.