Full Photographic CGI Tools Collection with 144 aditional LUTs, more VFB presets, film grain and more available now!
How to get CGI renderings to look like if they were taken with a camera?
Just use one of these free photographic LUTs on top of your renderings with compressed highlights to implement a contrast that resembles what we are used to seeing in photography!
Check out my tutorial on my Youtube Channel for more information on how to treat your renderings like photos.
If you are using V-Ray, you can also use one of the Vray 5 VFB Presets in this pack to make things even more easy: Just load the preset and you are done! With an Exposure Layer with Highlight Burn and the LUT loaded in, your rendering should look already amazing on the contrast side. You can also use the presets that don't use an LUT and Curves etc. instead, so you have total control.
You can also use the zeroLutVFB.cube to bring your 32bit linear rendering into log-space (just click "Work in log" in the LookupTable layer) and save it out e.g. as a TIF file so you can then edit it in your photoediting software of choice!
I want to thank Kim Amland (aka dubcat) and Marcin Piotrowski (aka Piotrus3333) for their inspiration!
Kim Amland created and distributed the Corona Renderer LUTs and created two FStorm LUTs to mimick that contrast.
Marcin Piotrowski had the idea for an empty LUT to save out your image in LOG format.
- Release 1.2:
- Due to people getting angry about the redistribution of LUTs of other people without their consent beforehand, I tried to emulate the LUTs of Kim Amland and create something new. So now all of the 7 LUTs are hand-made by me. You have almost the same content and everything is still free and will get you a photographic look. I will soon release a second pack of even more awesome photographic LUTs and VFB Presets for almost every lighting situation you will meet.