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Loading HDR Environment Images

Loading a new HDR image into an environment replaces an old HDR image. After loading, you see the lighting in the scene change to use the light from the new HDR image.

An environment map is an image intended to entirely enclose a scene, either to provide a convincing background or to project real-world lighting or reflection data onto a model surface.

To load HDR environment images:

  1. Click Project > New HDR Environment.
  2. In the dialog box, browse to an HDR image and click Open.
    The HDR image loads into the project's environment.

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