By Rick Eloy

HDRI tool for complex lighting setups

HDRIs have long been the standard for architectural visualization artists seeking the most authentic lighting for both exteriors and interiors. However, despite their widespread use, artists often find themselves cycling between the same two or three HDRI maps, which can restrict their creative flexibility.

Enter Vermeer, a tool designed to address this challenge.

Vermeer integrates "scanned real-world values from natural and artificial lights, cameras, and lenses." It also simulates real-world interactions, ensuring elements interact authentically. Essentially, Vermeer strives to provide artists with the most precise HDRIs, enhancing the realism of their work.
Vermeer employs a technique they've dubbed "Skyscans" to maximize the accuracy of their HDRIs. But what might truly grab your attention is the timelapse feature. Their HDRIs are composed of images captured approximately every 10 minutes during a day, allowing artists to select various sun positions within the same environment. This offers the ability to craft sun animations with photorealistic lighting, complemented by consistent backgrounds and reflections, which elevates the realism and cohesion of your visuals.

Check out RenderRams review of the tool below:
Vermeer works with 3ds Max 2021-2023, and supports a variety or renderers such as Chaos V-Ray, Chaos Corona, FStorm and Arnold. Visit Stable Works' page for more information.
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Vermeer offers cutting-edge HDRIs with its unique "Skyscans" technique. Standout features include a timelapse function, capturing images every 10 minutes, enabling artists to animate sun positions with photorealistic lighting. This adds unmatched consistency and realism to any visual project.

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