Why visual effects artists love this shiny ball

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A chrome ball is a key visual effects tool.
How do visual effects artists match their digital creations to real light? Sometimes, it involves using a very shiny ball.
Leo Bovell of Tryptyc has worked on a range of visual effects projects, but one of his most memorable experiences might be shooting in the Lincoln Memorial for an episode of “The Handmaid’s Tale.” His task? Replace the real Lincoln with a completely digital - and destroyed - version. To do it, he used an industry-standard HDRI map of the light in the scene.
HDRIs - high dynamic range images - mesh together different pictures to create a complete depiction of the light in a real scene. After that, it’s a matter of teaching a computer to cast that light onto digital objects. This technique is used for everything from creating entire scenes to providing key references for artists.
Watch the above video to learn more.
Further Reading:
Paul Debevec is a visual effects pioneer for a wide range of projects, including creating the first digital portrait of the president of the United States. His work in HDRIs was equally groundbreaking, and he catalogs it and other work on his personal website.
Large libraries of these digital scenes make it possible to simulate a wide range of environments. HDRI Haven provides more than a few worlds to explore.
You can see more of Leo's work at his company's website:
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Fahd Abdullah
Fahd Abdullah 2 घंटे पहले
The thumbnail looks so cursed
BluLEmoN 2 दिन पहले
So that was the Blender ball was for...
Tengku Aliff
Tengku Aliff 2 दिन पहले
That Teapot in Serious Sam
Fresh Milk
Fresh Milk 2 दिन पहले
Now I know what HDR is...
Cody 3 दिन पहले
chonky spiderman
W.C. 4 दिन पहले
“…to make virtual objects look real.” *shows random Vox paperweight* *it starts to disappear, showing that it wasn’t real* that’s when I knew this was about to get good.
B3 Yumi Cruz
B3 Yumi Cruz 4 दिन पहले
Its not even a shiny ball
B3 Yumi Cruz
B3 Yumi Cruz 4 दिन पहले
Why shiny ball
KatanaQuits 7 दिन पहले
It looks cool
AZZAMNO1 8 दिन पहले
Thumbnail : mom said it's my turn to play the xbox
Arkhim 12 दिन पहले
I use hdri all the time but not know how to make one, now i know, thanks
Omar Arafa
Omar Arafa 14 दिन पहले
Obese spider man thumbnail
neelambikadhan 15 दिन पहले
The time CG object will move in tight space, you can't handle the reflection accurately . So Chrome ball is actually having a very different use. It's good for single shot, but you need to make a CG world and then map hdri on it then you will get accuracy.
hep the great
hep the great 21 दिन पहले
I remember this.
Roshan 21 दिन पहले
Let's take a moment to appreciate the bit at the start dedicated to the box
BMP-1 22 दिन पहले
Tycoon Codeveloper
Tycoon Codeveloper 25 दिन पहले
Thumbnail is a masterpiece.
「 Deadpoppin 」
「 Deadpoppin 」 25 दिन पहले
Kaiser Nascitur
Kaiser Nascitur 29 दिन पहले
As a 3d artist i just came by to see if i was right that it was about HDRI's. I was right.
EyesOfByes महीने पहले
RTX on, as The Verge would say
Shibo Loco
Shibo Loco महीने पहले
who did the music? and whats the 1st “song”?
Tran Nguyen
Tran Nguyen महीने पहले
The industrious pillow intrinsically attack because crocodile immediately jog failing a ashamed pastry. grotesque, round circulation
Petra J.
Petra J. महीने पहले
Why am I watching this, I'm a 3D artist already.
goodtime sfm
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this is extremely inportant in all visu- WIDERMAN WIDERMAN DOES WHATEVER A WIDE THING CAN
goodtime sfm
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ViolentOrchid महीने पहले
Degas, The Star is great
wesley howard
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Krisma Puspitha Turker
Krisma Puspitha Turker महीने पहले
Thumbnail is spoowdermoin
honey krisp
honey krisp महीने पहले
Wait so i think i understand what HDRI is, but still dont get what the chrome ball has got to do with it
Tomato Azpic
Tomato Azpic महीने पहले
Source engine users about to have ptsd
d d
d d महीने पहले
Anyone else watch the video of the church in apex legends
M North
M North महीने पहले
They did a horrible job explaining what the heck they actually DO with the ball.
Cozy House
Cozy House महीने पहले
The most shocking part of the video is he bought it for 20.99 NOT 19.99
abby ur fellow mcyt fan.
abby ur fellow mcyt fan. महीने पहले
The Immortal Sun-kun
The Immortal Sun-kun महीने पहले
If you replace the o in Vox you get Vfx 🤯
Abby महीने पहले
I've ALWAYS wondered what those things were for
minecraftboy822 महीने पहले
Wide spidey
JannotJohn1 महीने पहले
This is awesome
no महीने पहले
you can still see the shadow of the lincoln memorial's head.
Monkey D. Luffy
Monkey D. Luffy महीने पहले
0:52 so that's LEO BOVELL
Thirteen Castles
Thirteen Castles महीने पहले
VFX artists be like: O
wandeston abdiel
wandeston abdiel महीने पहले
The soft gear actually release because grandson reversely bomb minus a obnoxious meter. adhesive, abject den
Jay Perez
Jay Perez महीने पहले
Why am I watching a vid explaining what HDRIs are when I use them daily at work.......
Chris Silcox
Chris Silcox महीने पहले
Hey I’m IN this with Tom Holland at the very beginning!
Bomez Gomez
Bomez Gomez महीने पहले
That’s what the show was abouti
ladiesman2048 महीने पहले
Funny how VFX professional has such a bad webcam at home 😅
Nate Welch
Nate Welch महीने पहले
someone got a slack message at 6:59
Zaj V-B
Zaj V-B महीने पहले
They just use a 360 camera now lol
KoudeZuurkool महीने पहले
The delivery of iNformation in this video was so mind numbingly slow I almost fell asleep
Daniel Bass
Daniel Bass महीने पहले
The zoom video certainly wasn’t HD-R haha. Ironic
Zoof महीने पहले
Vibes that i got from the thumbnail : "Mom i peed the bed again"
GFY Meno
GFY Meno महीने पहले
No ones talking about the thumbnail XD
Christian Swierc
Christian Swierc महीने पहले
I do this digitally for video games! Capturing a digital environment’s shadows and lighting
Jared F
Jared F महीने पहले
But... You didn't really explain how the ball is used.
john batista
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Wide spiderman
perma महीने पहले
The video: HDRI in VFX The thumbnail: widerman
Joules Evergreen
Joules Evergreen महीने पहले
Vox has a way of speaking
Le Great Potato
Le Great Potato महीने पहले
Ah yes, hdri. Why am I watching this. I already know all this.
Ryan Dean
Ryan Dean महीने पहले
In the sample images shown starting at 2:12, he illustrates the low-light definition allowed by HDR by first circling a shadowed area in the trees on the non-HDR version, then, in the image with HDR toning, showing a section of the trees in which you *can* see detail. But they're different parts of the image, a separate section of trees. My conclusion: this is a conspiracy, HDR doesn't exist.
jojolafrite90 महीने पहले
5:33 but there is no way YOU reflect on the metal that isn't really there when you filmed this bit.
jojolafrite90 महीने पहले
Good physically based shaders with the right amount of fresnel for any material (and the rest of course) is what is the trick and make it so the virtual light interactions do ressemble the filmed scene, of course. Yeah, I understood HDRI was important when I learned 3D just for fun, years ago, when it was only new, also.
Christian Suchit-Hudson
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"A key to making virtual objects look real" _Proceeds to show the fakest looking VFX text I've ever seen_
vizender महीने पहले
So now I know what’s this shiny ball texture is used for in modélisation software like solid works
Smiley P
Smiley P महीने पहले
I feel like I still don't quite understand what it does but I'll look more into it
Leatheryfoot महीने पहले
The key to making Virtual Objects look Real... Fushigi
Buzzkill महीने पहले
It’s funny when people act like they don’t know how long they have been at a job
Badass BobY
Badass BobY महीने पहले
Video editors : Aaaaah, Video editing is soo tough, I guess how tough doing VFX work might be Meanwhile VFX guys : *Shiny Ball go brrrrrrrrr*
Their Teammate
Their Teammate महीने पहले
Thumbnail checks out
Soirema महीने पहले
Wild guess, its used for HDR
Lors महीने पहले
The main reason why we clicked this was because of the funny looking spiderman
Loli4lyf महीने पहले
thickey spidey
KiLLJoY महीने पहले
That steel ball is amazing if you think about it. Imagine being able to get the proper lighting for a shot in lightroom
KiLLJoY महीने पहले
Looks like i’m buying a $20.99 steel ball
Conroy Boothe
Conroy Boothe महीने पहले
Hahaha you guys have never watched a blender tutorial and it shows 😅
Pej महीने पहले
Nice video
Dee (z nuts lol)
Dee (z nuts lol) महीने पहले
I Am an idiot but
I Am an idiot but महीने पहले
You didn’t explain how you get from picture of a ball to HDI
Neldonax महीने पहले
Real life cubemaps
Benadryl soda
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Big reflective ball 🤤
Sgtryan10 महीने पहले
Tutorial Jaman Now
Tutorial Jaman Now महीने पहले
Yang kesini karena misi dari wpp. Ada yg sama kah
Dirty Dan
Dirty Dan महीने पहले
The cubemap :0000
V!Ct0r महीने पहले
Still don't understand what you are talking about....i come here to see the shiny ball in vital reallity
Virtual Victory VD
Virtual Victory VD महीने पहले
Me after using blender: anyways i started blasting
FBI महीने पहले
Thumbnail: Chad spiderman
Jawn Hansen
Jawn Hansen महीने पहले
This guy looks like he’s 12 and 55 at the same time.
abo lesnar
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Zafor महीने पहले
Now we have ray tracing
Austin Burk
Austin Burk 2 महीने पहले
Slack notification @ 7:00
Ben Shepherd
Ben Shepherd 2 महीने पहले
6:59 thought I had a slack message
käffi 2 महीने पहले
they like it not because it has some kind of effect to what artists are making, they just like shiny sphere
Vic 2 महीने पहले
I still don’t get it.....
GOGOROBOv2 2 महीने पहले
bro i get that this is about vfx but the volume balance is so off.
WillN2Go1 2 महीने पहले
Rembrandt understood how we see and how our emotions are expressed in our faces. Newton was brilliant, but it's not difficult to understand all of his physics. Degas? I like Degas, he's a great artist... but ... I think most curators don't really understand Rembrandt, or Reubens.
TheJumiFilm 2 महीने पहले
that thumbnail tho
jyto87yo987 महीने पहले
haha wide spidermnan
Almarca The Architect
Almarca The Architect 2 महीने पहले
Leo really lookin like my man from Soul
芸術Fumi 2 महीने पहले
Does no one gonna talk about the wide spiderman thumbnail?
Loading Official
Loading Official 2 महीने पहले
env_cubemap in real life
WalangPart2 2 महीने पहले
If only you invited corridor crew
vison 6
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If Vox stayed away from politics it could have been so much more successful
Heng Ray Ern
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nobody: Corridor Digital: sub-surface scattering
Delta Mike
Delta Mike 2 महीने पहले
"I've been in the industry for 17 years" Dude looks about 25
Tran Thai Binh
Tran Thai Binh 14 घंटे पहले
He's the type of employees that companies are looking for. Under 25 but have at least 10 years experience lol
Hexogram :D
Hexogram :D 17 घंटे पहले
@Jecise it helps autistic people you ableist
Cunpliy 2 दिन पहले
@wrije Like your existence
Buddy Bear
Buddy Bear 4 दिन पहले
Exactly what I was thinking
Pittore Ad Olio
Pittore Ad Olio 17 दिन पहले
He’s a child prodigy
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