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Free (Flashlight) Light Cookies
Free (Flashlight) Light Cookies
As you might already know, you can use (Flashlight) Light cookies (or Spotlight Textures, or Light GOBO Textures) to create interesting light effects in your scene. This can really influence the mood in your scene. So it’s a simple, yet powerful tool.
For those who don’t know what a Light cookie is; it’s a texture you use in combination with a spotlight. With a Light cookie you can control where light is emitted and also what color of light is emitted. For example, you can fake sunlight passing through stained glass. Or in this case, mimic an old flashlight.
I made these 6 Flashlight Textures by shining my old flashlight on the ceiling (a flat and white area) and photographing the light that the flashlight emitted. I made sure the room was completely dark, so no false light would be spilled on these light cookies. For this I used my Yi M1 Mirrorless Camera, to capture all the different exposure values. To process the RAW images I used Darktable, along with Affinity Photo.
Since my flashlight had different “light cookie diameter settings”, I took multiple photographs of different settings. So you can use these different settings in your 3D scene as well.
I made the images black and white, so you can control what color of light will be emitted in your scene. However, I would advise to have it emit a relatively warm light, because old flashlights still used small light-bulbs (and not LED). In case of old army flashlights, you can either use green or red light.
In Blender (or any other 3D program) you can use these 6 flashlight textures in combination with the Spotlight Lamp.
The files are in PNG 16-Bit Grayscale format and (most of them) 3000 x 3000 px.
Free Tree GOBOs
You can use Tree GOBOs to create interesting shadow effects in your scene, without having to model the trees to create these shadow effects.
Free Monstera Deliciosa GOBOs
You can use (Monstera Deliciosa) GOBOs to create interesting shadow effects in your scene. This, without having to model the Monstera Deliciosa to create these shadow effects. So it’s quite resource effective!
Free Tinder Fungus 3D Scan
This Tinder Fungus is a nice 3D Nature asset for you to use, for free. The model is retopologized and has all the necessary textures.
Spring Forest HDRI in the Netherlands
Enjoy a free 10K Forest HDRI of a green forest in spring. Enhance your 3D scenes with natural beauty and realism.