Learn to add backgrounds and Sky Lights ( HDRI ) to your scene to help bring it to life.
Adding Sky Lights & HDRs
Brio’s selection of Sky Lights and HDRs illuminate your scene with realistic, image-based lighting. Sky Lights simulate the light of a real environment by reflecting the light, colour, and imagery of a photograph onto your scene. Studio HDRIs (High Dynamic Range Images) are images that contain a high range of lighting, illuminating your scene with photo-realistic quality.
To add an environmental light:
- Click on the canvas to deselect objects and enter viewport mode.
- Open the Sky Light panel on the right-hand side of the screen.
- Select a Sky Light preset. To remove it, click "delete" in the hidden menu next to the Current Sky Light thumbnail
- Click the "Upload" button if you would like to add your own HDRI.
The intensity of the reflection will depend on the materials in your scene and pixel brightness in your HDRI image.
The background editor is located below the Sky Lights. You can choose a solid colour for your background, or upload an image.
- To change the background colour, select the Color tab and click the swatch.
- To upload an image, select the Image tab and remove the default background.
- Click the upload symbol and select either a .png or jpeg image. Choose a panoramic image or gradient that can be viewed smoothly in 360 degrees with no visible edges.