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Help with setting up an HDRI image please
show user profile  k2b4e
I finished my car a couple days ago and ever since i have been trying to set up a render where there is an image (which is a road) in the background, and i cannot figure it out. Could someone please help me out, i've searched for tutorials and could not find anything that helped. I've already got my HDRI and backplates, I just don't know what to do with it all. I don't have v-ray so I'm using mental ray, detailed directions would be awesome on how to do this, thanks!
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6/24/2011 7:01:24 AM (last edit: 6/24/2011 7:01:24 AM)
show user profile  mike_renouf

This should be all you need I think.

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6/24/2011 7:25:11 AM (last edit: 6/24/2011 7:25:11 AM)
show user profile  k2b4e
thank you, that helped me get my image in the background, but this is where I have no idea what to do, I can never get my car to line up with the road in a perspective view, I have no clue how to do this, here's a pic of my problem

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6/24/2011 6:01:00 PM (last edit: 6/24/2011 6:01:00 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
maybe you should read a few books on the concepts of what your trying to do before you go ahead and start playing with pretty hdri renders...

-Marko Mandaric

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6/24/2011 6:02:11 PM (last edit: 6/24/2011 6:02:11 PM)
show user profile  k2b4e
ya thanks man, I will just go down to the local Barnes and Noble and pick up the book called "I'm just trying to get my car to line up with the road on an HDRI image", I'm just a beginner, but how difficult can it be to do this?
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6/24/2011 6:10:04 PM (last edit: 6/24/2011 6:10:04 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
apparently a lot harder then your skill level allows for.

you might want to go to b&n and pick up a book on max and find out what perspective is. and how to match it in an image. and as a beginner, you might want to start with something a bit more simplistic than what you're going after right now.

or do we need to hold your hand some more?

-Marko Mandaric

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6/24/2011 6:11:52 PM (last edit: 6/24/2011 6:13:09 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
There`s plenty of tutorials out there - plenty :)

I saw your other thread too. U did this car from a tutorial yeh? Excuse me for asking but did u take the body mesh from the tutorial and add in the wheels and windows?

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6/25/2011 12:52:51 AM (last edit: 6/25/2011 12:52:51 AM)
show user profile  k2b4e
oh ya I know there is alot out there, just none that apply to me, the ones I've seen they just use the HDRI image to get reflections on the object but you can't see the image in the background and no, I did every video 1-58 I think, why, does it look just like the one from the video? lol

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6/25/2011 1:27:01 AM (last edit: 6/25/2011 1:27:01 AM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Dunno what tutorial you did mate just looks like the body mesh itself is way above the skill level of the wheels/windows - mostly from what i saw in the other thread.

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6/25/2011 2:01:28 AM (last edit: 6/25/2011 2:01:28 AM)
show user profile  k2b4e
really ya think so? ya I thought the rims came out pretty good, I guess the brakepads and rotors could be better, here's a pretty high-quality render

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6/25/2011 2:37:15 AM (last edit: 6/25/2011 2:37:15 AM)
show user profile  k2b4e
oh ya the tutorial was from Digital Tutors and it was called automotive modeling
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6/25/2011 2:38:13 AM (last edit: 6/25/2011 2:38:13 AM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Okay i take that back. Keep going dude.

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6/25/2011 2:56:16 AM (last edit: 6/25/2011 2:56:16 AM)
show user profile  k2b4e
ight thanks haha ya I'm just frustrated because I can't the background to be set-up the way I want it to, having alot of trouble
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6/25/2011 4:34:57 AM (last edit: 6/25/2011 4:34:57 AM)
show user profile  LionDebt
The car looks pretty good man.

Stick at it. You can't learn Max over a few months. Maybe you can learn subdiv modelling in that time, but then there's materials, rendering, light setups, HDRI, background images/scene composition and a whole host of other things :)

Like Dave said, plenty of tutorials out there - and for the most part, MaxForums is a great resource also.

Good luck.
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6/25/2011 5:01:41 AM (last edit: 6/25/2011 5:02:10 AM)
show user profile  mike_renouf
If your photo is taken from one angle and you put your scene camera at at totally different angle it wont look right.

You need to look up 'camera matching'.

Just a tip: It's going to take you forever to learn if you are working with a big mesh that someone else has produced. Have a go at some smaller projects of your own and go through the whole process, model, unwrap, texture, light, render. You'll learn much quicker and your renders will be quicker - giving you the feedback you need. You'll also get treated less harshly by the forum.

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6/25/2011 10:40:00 AM (last edit: 6/25/2011 10:40:00 AM)
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