I wish I could say I had the wherewithal to find every last tip and trick there was to find in Autodesk Showcase. But alas, I just can't quite do it.
One of those items that has always been on my "I'll get to that some day" list is the creation of custom environments. I've always known that there are a couple of tricks to it that I needed to learn, but with so many things, I never got around to it.
Thankfully, while searching one of my favorite Autodesk Showcase channels on YouTube, run by Marion Landry, I found a great video on creating custom environments.
Not only did it answer a lot of the questions I never got around to looking into myself, it also had links to Openfootage.net, which has some great hdr images that can be downloaded and used to create custom environments. And the best part is they're all free (although donations are accepted).
|My own environment created from an image on Openfootage.net|
So here is Marion's video. Take a look and enjoy. This is one of the best videos I've seen for those of us who want to know how to create custom environments in Showcase.