Can anyone recommend any HDRI tutorial sites for metal ray?
I played around with it a bit and I love the results, I just want to hone in
on it more.
I have a question about HDRI.
Is there any corrispondence between the floating point values used in ah
HDRI image, and the reality?
For example, is there a thing like (0.0 - 1.0 = 8 EV (the "stops" in
photography), etc...) or what?
I noticed, in 3D programs 0.0 - 1.0 range is normally quantized to 0-255 (8
bit per channel) values, so, condireing the contrast ratio, and how the
digital cameras record, it's 8 stops.
Is this just a convention (it can be alterated, for example in RenderMan
standard...), or is it the standard for HDRI images?
I mean.. 0-1.0 range, or 1.0-2.0, or 2.0-4.0, etc.. does always correspond
to 8 stops in real world?
Or any device and program can make his choice?
There's Photogenic HDR, that takes some different exposition of the same
scene shot by digital cameras and creates an HDR image of the scene. Is
there only one way for doing it, and... how does it work?
Is, in the final image, if for example a thing has a certain exposure, and
is memorized as 2.0, and another one is one stop brighter, memorized as 4.0?
At end, is HDRI only a way for sayng "this image contains alla the light
levels of the original scene", or there's actuallly a rigid corrispondence
between the floats memorized and the real scene contrast ratios, etc...?
Thax, I hope I was clear.
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