Malibu Overlook

Matador Beach can only be reached via some steep wooden stairs, which prevents people from bringing heavy equipment. Fine with me, all I need is a towel. Here you can see an overlook of the whole beach, it's a rather small strip and disappears completely during high tide.

This HDRI works great for generic summer sun. It has unobstructed sky across the ocean horizon, which means you can even use the sky as background when your scene is full of stuff. Great for architectural work!

Example Renders:

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  • All examples rendered in Modo, no external postprocessing.
  • Rendered using 8K background pano (included in all 3 license levels).
  • Directional light added for shadow control (automated via Smart IBL).
  • Ford and Cubebot models provided by Christophe Desse.
  • Natalie model provided by Andrew Silke.

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