Secluded Beach HDRI presets for Daz Studio

This is a set of Daz Studio light presets using the "Secluded Beach" HDRI and backplates from hdrihaven.com.  For each background image I have set the environment rotation and camera angle so that the light/shadows roughly match. Use the camera zoom in/out up/down/left/right to position your subject. Use the f/stop setting in render settings>Tone Mapping to adjust the exposure. As these mostly side or back lit, it might be worth adding a fill-in light or turn on the camera headlamp set to a low intensity.

I saved them as Scene files so you will have to load them before anything else is to be added. This is so that background image, render settings and camera all load together...so remember to save-as a different file name when your scene is complete ;-)

Download SecludedBeach HDRI light presets here

Related on Daz3d.com - dForce Chic Beach Outfit and Poses for G8/G3

Shadow Catcher for Daz Studio

Just a basic shadow catcher for Daz Studio 4.9.3 3Delight renders. Useful for adding shadows when you have an image as a background such as grass where you want a shadow cast underneath your object

-Add a plane, select it and apply shadowcatch to the plane suface

Let me know if you find any problem - actually don't  ...ok DO ...but I probably cant fix it :-)

Download Shadowcatch here

Related on Daz - pw Shaders Bundle includes a Shadow catcher and much much more!

Free HDR Lights for Daz Iray

Edit: these are ok but I didn't really know much about hdri lighting when I made them!

Render Presets for the new Daz 4.8 beta using Iray renderer

The presets utilize EXR pictures originally posted by  JamesCandy under Creative Commons Zero (Public Domain) License

 

Released under the same License CC0  Click here to download

Basic settings applied so will require tweaking as required per scene

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