IBL stands for Image Based Lighting.

Image Based Lighting is the application of a High Dynamic Range (HDR) image to provide both Luminance and Environment information during a computer rendering process.

IBL Process Montage

The above illustrates the IBL process, as a montage

  • Top Left – Backplate (with measurement cube)
  • Top Middle – Computer model in context
  • Top Right – Final Render
  • Bottom – HDR image (preview of) – Location Bentley Motors, Crewe, United Kingdom

Other examples


All images use a Spheron derived HDR image.

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