3D Basics: HDRI

3D Basics HDRI

A HDRI is basically a seamless image transformed into a ball, in which the 3D world is in. The HDRI (the ball which surrounds the 3D space/world.

HDRIs emit light on the 3D objects, what creates shadows, reflections and light temperature. They are also used when you want to have the exact light setup from your real setup (while shooting a music video, for example) to insert 3D effects/animations.

You can find them for free, buy them online or create your own. Today, even AI gives you the power to create a HDRI in seconds by drawing simple lines in specific colors.