Friday, July 3rd, 2020 Posted by Jim Thacker

Download a free high-resolution timelapse HDRI sky

HDRMAPS – aka artist Grzegorz Wronkowski – has released a free pack of 300 unclipped high-resolution timelapse HDRI images of a sunny sky.

The 9,256 x 4,628px 32-bit EXR files, which are available under a Creative Commons Attribution licence, can be used individually, or as an animated environment in a 3D scene.

Wronkowski captured the images at five-second intervals using a Nikon D800 D-SLR camera, a Promote Control contoller and a 10-stop ND filter attached to a Sigma 8mm circular fisheye lens, using an X-Rite ColorChecker target to ensure proper white balance.

The image set has been tested in Blender, but should work in any DCC application.

More free and commercial HDRI files available from HDRMAPS
More individual free HDRI images are available from the Freebies section of the HDRMAPS website: at the time of posting, over 100 10,000 x 5,000px images were available to download.

Wronkowski also has hundreds of commercial HDRI sky domes and 360-degree HDR images of interior and exterior environments available for purchase, either individually or as product bundles.

Download the free 300-frame HDRI sky timelapse from HDRMAPS
(Note: it’s a 17GB ZIP archive – think before downloading on mobile devices!)