5 New HDRIs

Download Free HDRI - street_lampDownload Free HDRI - street_lamp

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Download Free HDRI - lookoutDownload Free HDRI - lookout

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Download Free HDRI - nogaDownload Free HDRI - noga

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Download Free HDRI - en_suiteDownload Free HDRI - en_suite

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Download Free HDRI - gray_pierDownload Free HDRI - gray_pier

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Want more free HDRIs? Check out my new dedicated website: HDRI Haven


So here are some more HDRIs for all you lovely people :) I just added them to HDRI Haven on Tuesday and thought you guys might not know about them. There’s actually quite a few more HDRIs on there that I’ve never posted about here, so take a look if you’re interested.

HDRI Haven has been doing well enough profit-wise for me to continue creating HDRIs more regularly, I’m just a little unsure about how to actually do this and how often. Most of the money comes from people buying the “Complete Collection”, which is just all the HDRIs together for a pretty sizable discount. I’ve given them these 5 new HDRIs (the high resolution versions) for free to say thanks for their early support, but I can’t exactly give them all future HDRIs for free as well.

So I had the idea to offer customers of the Complete Collection a discount for all future HDRIs that are added after they purchased the full bundle – so if you buy the Complete Collection (currently 33 HDRIs for $100), and a month later I add some new HDRIs, you get a sizable discount for the new content. What do you think?

The other option would be to implement an entirely different system – a subscription based option – where you pay a certain amount per year and get access to all current and future HDRIs. This was my original plan in fact, but it would mean far greater costs for me (hiring a developer, getting a better server, more expensive file hosting… overall things would be much more complicated), and I’m not sure it’s actually all that much better than the current system.

 

On a side note, I have another question for you guys…

Does it annoy you that this once-blender-only blog has turned into more of an HDRI blog? I do still plan on writing a bunch of stuff about Blender, explaining new features, tips and tricks, releasing new (free) add-ons, etc. Should I rather make a separate blog just for HDRI stuffs?

 

  • fedeberg

    “Does it annoy you that this once-blender-only blog has turned into more of an HDRI blog?”

    It’s nice to read a human explaining something as they learn about it, blender or not.

    • TARDIS Maker

      Yeah, I don’t really care about it. It’s kind of nice to see content updated here semi-regularly, so even if it’s not specifically Blender, I’m okay with it. I guess really the only reason that I can see for moving the HDR stuff would be to put it in a blog that’s a part of HDRi Haven.

  • Shane

    As a startup offer the complete collection is a good idea, I would change the collection to pre-set bundles, of 10 or 12. Some bundles could be a similar theme, others of a wide variety. Over time you add new bundles to include the newer hdri’s. One series of bundles would be a numbered series that would add up to the whole set.

    As for blogging it here – I don’t see an issue, it is blender related and at least partly aimed at blender artists, maybe not all hdri posts from now on but having a stretch of one topic isn’t an issue.

    • That’s quite a good idea, thanks. At the moment there’s quite a lot of overlap between bundles which I think might be confusing.