HDRI IBL Studio Library

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giannis wrote:Ah.... small bug indeed there but annoying. The darkroom controls are not refreshed with the new values. :(

This is fixed now (RV951 and after) that will come with the next update.

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But some of the files can neither be execute directly nor open it, fail to get the resource.

Is there any way to solve the ptoblem?
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There is an issue with our European mirror. Please download one resource at a time.
When downloading multiple resources at once, the server may stop one of downloads without notifying a browser about the error. This results in a corrupted zip file.

Once downloaded extract the library from a zip and double-click it.

Alternatively you can use USA mirror.
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Excellent. I downloaded the HDRI library from the USA site and all is fine. I'll see if I can figure out how to use them now.

Thanks for the quick answer!
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In the example image of the car and the human model, how do you get a shadow to project onto a floor surface and still get a smooth color transition from floor into wall?

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As those images have some kind of soft shadows or ambient occlusion producing the shadows, it is, I suppose, a Thea Render shadow receiver material.

In real photography studios, one has a floor plan with a round transition for the wall. In renders one can model such a studio and in Thea this is essential if you want shadows projected by direct lighting.

I suppose Giannis is thinking of a way to produce those "direct shadows" with shadow caster materials too, so those renders will get even better(?) in the future!

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DavePSB wrote:Probably a dumb question, but the downloaded file results in:

HDRI Studio IBL.lib.zip

I tried opening this with WinZip, 7-Zip, and Windows Explorer, but it reports the file is invalid. I checked the downloaded size and it appears about right.

Just want to check before I try downloading again: Am I supposed to rename this .zip file as something more Thea-specific, like .pack or .thea? When I tried to open this file from within Thea as the instructions suggest, .zip is not a recognized extension. Same if I try importing it.

Thanks for any help.

I get exactly the same issue, and tried going for the EU mirror too, to no avail.

If I download them seperately from the resource page online, they extract without an issue.
Have you tried that Dave?
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