W.I.P. – Work In Progress – UPDATE 20180907

UPDATE News : 7 September 2018

– new website online (yes it looks almost identical as the previous version), still lots of things that need to be altered that will be done the upcoming weeks.
– new version Dutch Skies 360° XL HDRI – 001 should be launched 10 or 13/14 September 2018. This new version will have the vertical gradient horizon retouche.
– Dutch Skies 360° HDR – Volume 2 Reloaded * available available in Unity Asset Store
– new boat render by Gerardo Estrada! Many thanks Gerardo! The sky that was used for the render is DF360-006

UPDATE News : 16 August 2018

Dutch Skies 360° HDR – Volume 2 Reloaded * available

New in this edition:

– vertical gradient horizon retouche
– unclipped sun versions
– removed suns and sun Patch hdr
– 32 bit Float tonemapped hdr’s

As of 16 August 2018 the Dutch Skies 360° HDR – Volume 2 Reloaded * is also available (in 4 parts) in the Unity Asset Store.

The new Dutch Skies 360° HDRI – Volume 2 Reloaded version is available in two versions:

1) Dutch Skies 360° HDRI – Volume 2 Reloaded – Standard – 49,99 Euro (Excl VAT) *)
2) Dutch Skies 360° HDRI – Volume 2 Reloaded – Extended – 69,99 Euro (Excl VAT)**)

The new catalog can be downloaded here.

Order page

Both versions contains:

– 39 x 11k hdr’s ( 11 x 11k skies have unclipped sun hdrs ) – all 11k skies are included with the original and a bottom retouche version.
– 1 x 19k DS360XL Super Bonus sky
– 36 X sIBL sets
– additional clipped and unclipped 2k and 4k game engine ready sets are included

The complete Standard version is zipped about 26Gb.

The Dutch Skies 360° HDRI – Volume 2 Reloaded – Extended version has some extra’s:

– 12 x no sun hdr’s (the sun is removed/retouched) , this option is specially handy in the case you want to add your own sun

– 13 x tonemapped (in 32 bit Float ) hdr’s – the highlights are corrected so no blow outs you not need to tonemap within your 3D application or game engine. Also ideal for out of the box ArchViz – 3D Architectural Visualisation & Rendering.

– a closer look

– a Unity *) 3D version

This edition is not yet available in the Unity Asset Store yet. Official Unity version will be lauched in August.

*) Copyright © 2015 Unity Technologies

– separate unclipped sun patches + extra sun flair

a sun removed version of the DF360-006 ( sun removal credits – Gerardo Estrada)

The complete Extended version is zipped:

– 26 Gb for the Standard files
– 15 Gb for the Extended files (incl. 7,5 Gb Unity Asset files)

Note:
the downloads are easy to recognize by the naming convention so to speed up starting up with a sky you might need first you only can download that specific sky. Download package sizes are max. about 1 Gb to prevent download problems. Also note that its better downloading the files one by one and not all together at once, otherwise you might experience download errors.

Do you already own a license for Dutch Skies 360° HDRI – Volume 2?

The new Standard version *) is a free upgrade if you bought a official license in the past. Just mail contact me through the website contact form and mention the original order date then will send you a 100% discount code. Did you perhaps win a render contest in the past you can get the update also for free, please mention what contest plus date we had contact.

If you already have a license and you want to order the Dutch Skies 360° HDRI – Volume 2 Reloaded – Extended version **) then just contact me and mention the original order date then will send you a discount code, the upgrade price is 19,99 euro.

Order page

Whats next?

– new website look in August 2018
– Starting up creating new versions of the already released DS360 XL skies (with bottom retouche / unclipped suns etc)
– Starting up the production of Dutch Skies 360° Volume 3 Reloaded *

Note:
overall production goes “a bit” slower then expected due to other projects. Ton’s of new skies that need to be worked on so there are new products in the pipeline. The revisions is taking lots of extra time that’s why there are no really new products published yet.

July 2018:

Products now available in the Unity Asset store!

The first DS360 & DF360 products are available in the Unity Asset Store!

Paid products

DS360 Autumn Pack 01
DS360 Volume 1A
DS360 Volume 1B
DS360 Volume 2A
DS360 Volume 2B

Free HDR’s

DF360 Volume 1
DF360 Volume 2

If you have a license for the DS360 Autumn Pack 01 or / and DS360 Volume 1 you can get the Unity version for free. Just contact me and mention your date of order of the purchase then will send you a 100% discount code.

More info about the Unity Package please see here

 

New feature: removed sun and separate sun PATCH hdr!

With the separate sun Patch hdr you have a very flexible extra option in fine-tuning the exposure of the sun together with the no sun hdr. You even can alter the color of the sun in a compositing app. The no sun hdr would be ideal to be used in you favorite game engine application. Note that with the source files you can create bigger versions then the included 2k and 4k hdr game engine sets.

 

Please note, that – if needed – you can make your own bottom retouch or sun removal with the original hdr’s that are included.

Currently the following products have this new feature – on board:

Dutch Skies 360° XL HDRI – 023
Dutch Skies 360° HDRI – Autumn Pack 01 Reloaded*
Dutch Skies 360° Volume 1 Reloaded*

ps also included are the bottom retouche panorama hdr, sIBL sets etc

Main article

It was for a long time on the TODO list here and going to work on it the rest of the year: horizon retouch and HDR’s ready to be imported in your game engine.

Already announced new versions with unclipped suns but that is a bit delayed because going to combine it with the horizon retouch & the latest removed sun and separate sun PATCH hdr feature. So there will be one last upgrade of all products!

Like always the upgrades will be free for customers who bought a license for for the specific product , in other words there is no reason to wait ordering the current version because the HDR versions are already easy to implement in your projects.

There is a extra marge just below the horizon so you can position it more flexible as you can see in the following two 3D renders.

Note the used – free – 3D model ( Boat bed ) is made by pes4inka

If you might wonder why is the whole bottom half not retouched too (please see next screenshot)?

This is due the fact that for example Photomatix (and other tools) use algorithms that are local TMOs which means it’s applied differently according to the content of the image.

The screenshot below shows the complete HDR (in this case the DF360_006_Reloaded) and a close up of the horizon. The blue line represents the middle of the panorama. It should not be that difficult to mask out the bottom part in your 3D or VFX tool.

Due to this new horizon retouch the new releases with the unclipped sun will be re-scheduled.

Release schedule – updated 20171117:

1) now available the free HDR’s (with the origial HDR in the case you want to do your own clean horizon, a clean horizon , unclipped sun for DF360_006_reloaded + DF360_013_reloaded & game engine ready HDR’s ):

DF360 005 Reloaded
DF360 006 Reloaded
DF360 013 Reloaded (this one is not a Dutch Skies 360°)
DF360 016 Reloaded
DF360 017 Reloaded
DF360 018 Reloaded
DF360 020 Reloaded

Important: Please do not use a automatic downloader to download the files. Better download the files one by one to prevent download / FTP problems.

2) Dutch Skies 360° HDRI – Autumn Pack 01 Reloaded* available

3) Dutch Skies 360° Volume 1 Reloaded* available

4) Dutch Skies 360° XL HDRI – 023 available

5) Dutch Skies 360° Volume 2 Reloaded * – +/- end February 2018

The rest will follow later 2018. Now that have the complete feature set sorted out think that can launch new versions quicker. Still its pretty difficult to predict when the other volumes (and XL skies ) are ready. Will give a status updates through the newsletter’s and social media pages. Like mentioned above the upgrades will be free for customers who bought a license.

Since the start of the Dutch Skies 360° had several upgrades. With the implementation of the unclipped suns, horizon retouch , ready made game engine hdr’s & the latest feature – removed sun HDR and a seperate sun PATCH the upcoming Reloaded versions of all products are REALLY the last upgrades. After that finally can focus on releasing new skies.

 

Colofon:

Many thanks to Gerardo Estrada who helped with the unclipped suns, horizon retouche, seperate sun PATCH, removed suns , rendering the beautiful boat bed sea scene from above, and others things.
Also thanks a lot too the others who helped with testings/ advise: Hans Groothuis, Rob Wuijster & Kristijonas Jalnionis.

20170817

It was for a long time on the TODO list here and going to work on it the rest of the year: horizon retouch and HDR’s ready to be imported in your game engine.

Already announced new versions with unclipped suns but that is a bit delayed because going to combine it with the horizon retouch. So there will be one last upgrade of all products!

Like always the upgrades will be free for customers who bought a license for for the specific product , in other words there is no reason to wait ordering the current version because the HDR versions are already easy to implement in your projects.

There is a extra marge just below the horizon so you can position it more flexible as you can see in the following two 3D renders.

Note the used – free – 3D model ( Boat bed ) is made by pes4inka

If you might wonder why is the whole bottom half not retouched too (please see next screenshot)?

This is due the fact that for example Photomatix (and other tools) use algorithms that are local TMOs which means it’s applied differently according to the content of the image.

The screenshot below shows the complete HDR (in this case the DF360_006_Reloaded) and a close up of the horizon. The blue line represents the middle of the panorama. It should not be that difficult to mask out the bottom part in your 3D or VFX tool.

Due to this new horizon retouch the new releases with the unclipped sun will be re-scheduled.

Release schedule – updated 20170817:

1) now available the free HDR’s (with the origial HDR in the case you want to do your own clean horizon, a clean horizon , unclipped sun for DF360_006_reloaded + DF360_013_reloaded & game engine ready HDR’s ):

DF360 005 Reloaded
DF360 006 Reloaded
DF360 013 Reloaded (this one is not a Dutch Skies 360°)
DF360 016 Reloaded
DF360 017 Reloaded
DF360 018 Reloaded

Important: Please do not use a automatic downloader to download the files. Better download the files one by one to prevent download / FTP problems.

2) Dutch Skies 360° Autumn Pack Reloaded – available here now!

3) Dutch Skies 360° Volume 1 Reloaded – +/- end September 2017

The rest will follow later this year. Its pretty difficult to predict when the other volumes (and XL skies ) are ready. Will give a status updates through the newsletter’s and social media pages. Like mentioned above the upgrades will be free for customers who bought a license.

Since the start of the Dutch Skies 360° had several upgrades. With the implementation of the unclipped suns, horizon retouch & ready made game engine hdr’s the upcoming Reloaded versions of all products are REALLY the last upgrades. After that finally can focus on releasing new skies.

Colofon:

Many thanks to Gerardo Estrada who helped with the unclipped suns, horizon retouche, rendering the beautiful boat bed sea scene from above, and others things.
Also thanks a lot too the others who helped with testings/ advise: Hans Groothuis, Rob Wuijster & Kristijonas Jalnionis.

WIP – cleaned horizon, unclipped suns & game engine ready HDR’s

It was for a long time on the TODO list here and going to work on it the rest of the year: horizon retouch and HDR’s ready to be imported in your game engine.

Already announced new versions with unclipped suns but that is a bit delayed because going to combine it with the horizon retouch. So there will be one last upgrade of all products!

Like always the upgrades will be free for customers who bought a license for for the specific product , in other words there is no reason to wait ordering the current version because the HDR versions are already easy to implement in your projects.

There is a extra marge just below the horizon so you can position it more flexible as you can see in the following two 3D renders.

Note the used – free – 3D model ( Boat bed ) is made by pes4inka

If you might wonder why is the whole bottom half not retouched too (please see next screenshot)?

This is due the fact that for example Photomatix (and other tools) use algorithms that are local TMOs which means it’s applied differently according to the content of the image.

The screenshot below shows the complete HDR (in this case the DF360_006_Reloaded) and a close up of the horizon. The blue line represents the middle of the panorama. It should not be that difficult to mask out the bottom part in your 3D or VFX tool.

Due to this new horizon retouch the new releases with the unclipped sun will be re-scheduled.

Release schedule:

1) now available the free HDR’s (with clean horizon, unclipped sun for DF360_006_reloaded + DF360_013_reloaded & game engine ready HDR’s ):

DF360 005 Reloaded
DF360 006 Reloaded
DF360 013 Reloaded (this one is not a Dutch Skies 360°)
DF360 016 Reloaded
DF360 017 Reloaded
DF360 018 Reloaded

Important: Please do not use a automatic downloader to download the files. Better download the files one by one to prevent download / FTP problems.

2) Dutch Skies 360° Autumn Pack Reloaded – about mid July 2017

3) Dutch Skies 360° Volume 1 Reloaded – end august 2017

The rest will follow later this year. Its pretty difficult to predict when the other volumes (and XL skies ) are ready. Will give a status updates through the newsletter’s and social media pages. Like mentioned above the upgrades will be free for customers who bought a license.

Since the start of the Dutch Skies 360° had several upgrades. With the implementation of the unclipped suns, horizon retouch & ready made game engine hdr’s the upcoming Reloaded versions of all products are REALLY the last upgrades. After that finally can focus on releasing new skies.

Colofon:

Many thanks to Gerardo Estrada who helped with the unclipped suns, horizon retouche, rendering the beautiful boat bed sea scene from above, and others things.
Also thanks a lot too the others who helped with testings/ advise: Hans Groothuis, Rob Wuijster & Kristijonas Jalnionis.

OUDE VERSIE

It was for a long time on the TODO list here and going to work on it the rest of the year: horizon retouch and HDR’s ready to be imported in your game engine.

Already announced new versions with unclipped suns but that is a bit delayed because going to combine it with the horizon retouch. So there will be one last upgrade of all products!

Like always the upgrades will be free for customers who bought a license for for the specific product , in other words there is no reason to wait ordering the current version because the HDR versions are already easy to implement in your projects.

There is a extra marge just below the horizon so you can position it more flexible as you can see in the following two 3D renders.

Note the used – free – 3D model ( Boat bed ) is made by pes4inka

If you might wonder why is the whole bottom half not retouched too (please see next screenshot)?

This is due the fact that for example Photomatix (and other tools) use algorithms that are local TMOs which means it’s applied differently according to the content of the image.

The screenshot below shows the complete HDR (in this case the DF360_006_Reloaded) and a close up of the horizon. The blue line represents the middle of the panorama. It should not be that difficult to mask out the bottom part in your 3D or VFX tool.

Due to this new horizon retouch the new releases with the unclipped sun will be re-scheduled.

Release schedule:

1) now available the free HDR’s (with clean horizon, unclipped sun for DF360_006_reloaded & game engine ready HDR’s ):

DF360 005 Reloaded
DF360 006 Reloaded
DF360 016 Reloaded
DF360 017 Reloaded
DF360 018 Reloaded

Important: Please do not use a automatic downloader to download the files. Better download the files one by one to prevent download / FTP problems.

2) Dutch Skies 360° Autumn Pack Reloaded – about mid July 2017

3) Dutch Skies 360° Volume 1 Reloaded – end august 2017

The rest will follow later this year. Its pretty difficult to predict when the other volumes (and XL skies ) are ready. Will give a status updates through the newsletter’s and social media pages. Like mentioned above the upgrades will be free for customers who bought a license.

Since the start of the Dutch Skies 360° had several upgrades. With the implementation of the unclipped suns, horizon retouch & ready made game engine hdr’s the upcoming Reloaded versions of all products are REALLY the last upgrades. After that finally can focus on releasing new skies.

Colofon:

Many thanks to Gerardo Estrada who helped with the unclipped suns, horizon retouche, rendering the beautiful boat bed sea scene from above, and others things.
Also thanks a lot too the others who helped with testings/ advise: Hans Groothuis, Rob Wuijster & Kristijonas Jalnionis.

Dutch Skies 360 (XL) unclipped sun info:

Dutch Skies 360 (XL) unclipped sun info

Finally starting to add unclipped suns. The first ones (Free) are the DF360_006 [ https://www.dutch360hdr.com/shop/product/df360-006/ ] and DF360_013 [ https://www.dutch360hdr.com/shop/product/df360-013/ ].

Currently all commercially skies in the online shop not have unclipped suns. In 2017 will starting making the new upgrades for all skies that has a visible sun. The upgrades will be free for customers who bought the specific product. If you want to stay updated please subscribe to newsletter or the social media channels.

Many thanks to Gerardo Estrada for his help with setting up the unclipped sun!

More info regarding the unclipped suns will be published in 2017.

New:

– added a unclipped sun: more info please see [ TESTEN! https://www.dutch360hdr.com/shop/?page_id=3462 TESTEN!] . Many thanks to Gerardo Estrada for his help with setting up the unclipped sun!
– 11k HDR is extra corrected/retouched
– newly generated sIBL set with a new tonemapped BG spherical
– newly generated extra BG plates JPG (RAW are also included)

Important: Currently all commercially skies in the online shop not have unclipped suns. In 2017 will starting making the new upgrades for all skies that has a visible sun. The upgrades will be free for customers who bought the specific product. If you want to stay updated please subscribe to newsletter or the social media channels.

Dutch Skies 360 (XL) unclipped sun info

First DF360_006 and DF360_013 are availbel

In 2017 all Volumes (1-5) and XL’s where a sun is visible free updates for customres.

Years later then planned.

So you can choose to

both product lines the standard 11k (volumes) and the 19k

A how to will be published in 2017The used procedure will

DF360 – 006

DF360 – 013

Dutch Skies 360° HDRI – Volume 1 Reloaded *

Update January 2018:

* New: officially available in the Unity Asset Store

Note it was needed to split the Volume 1 into two separate products:

DS360 Volume 1A
DS360 Volume 1B

* New: Unity Asset Package now included in the current version available on this website (current license holders can get the upgrade for free just send a message through the contact page and mention your date of order of the purchase then will send you a 100% discount code.)

* read here about the differences between the version available on this website and the version available in the Unity Asset Store

Dutch Skies 360° HDRI – Autumn Pack 01 Reloaded *

Update January 2018:

* New: officially available in the Unity Asset Store please see here

* New: Unity Asset Package now included in the current version available on this website (current license holders can get the upgrade for free just send a message through the contact page and mention your date of order of the purchase then will send you a 100% discount code.)

* read here about the differences between the version available on this website and the version available in the Unity Asset Store

New Feature 17 November 2017:

Separate sun patch & removed sun for DS360_Autumn_Pack_01_Reloaded_02b_v02

With the separate sun Patch hdr you have a very flexible extra option in finetuning the exposure of the sun together with the no sun hdr. You even can alter the color of the sun in a compositing app. The no sun hdr would be ideal to be used in you favourite game engine application.

Please note, that – if needed – you can make your own sun removal with one of the source files that are included.


Important notes
regarding upcoming release dates commercial skies (incl. horizon retouche, unclipped sun’s and game engine ready HDR’s) please see here.

The Dutch Skies 360° HDRI – Autumn Pack 01 Reloaded can be downloaded directly after ordering. Its divided in 10 .zip files.

ATTENTION:

To prevent download errors please do not try to download them all together but one by one. Please do not use any automatic downloader (doing that will even make the download speed slower or worse failed downloads).</font color=”#FF0000″>

Included are:

10 x sIBL/HDR set
10 x original 11k HDR (no horizon retouche in the case you want to do the retouche yourself – or in the case of DS360_Autumn_Pack_01_Reloaded_02b_v02 do your own sun removal)
10 x horizon retouched 11k HDR (clipped and 1 unclipped in the case of DS360_Autumn_Pack_01_Reloaded_02b_v02)
1x removed sun HDR 11k + sun PATCH hdr ( in the case of DS360_Autumn_Pack_01_Reloaded_02b_v02)
20 x standard HDR game engine set’s
4 sets have extra BG plates (JPG’s and originals)
1 x Unity Package