Download Files

Step 1- Download Libraries “xxxxxxxx.zip” files

Download the 19 zip files that are needed for the libraries, put them all in a folder, which must then be used.

Important!

Make sure that your antivirus software does not rename the zip files or modify them. The files must keep the ‘.zip’ extension.

Step 2 – Download the Add-on “xxxxxxxx.zip” file

Download the add-on .zip file

(it will have a name similar to this: “hdri_maker_addon_2_8x_v2_x.zip”)

Important: Do not unzip the zip files!

Step 3 – Installation in 8 simple moves

Open Blender and uninstall the old version of HDRi Maker

ATTENTION: If this is your First Installation skip this step

Note:

Since the HDRiMaker 2 version, the libraries have been modified to work with simpleupdates(XPAND).

The upcoming Expansion Modules will be distributed in the future, so you’ll need todownload only the new libraries. (If you modified or added some libraries, you cansavethemwiththenewbackgroundsavingsystem)

Installation Moves

Move #1

Open a new empty Blender Project.

Move #2

Go to Edit (in Blender 2.8x) or to File (in Blender 2.79) and select “Preferences”

Move #3

From the Preferencesselect “Add-ons” and press “Install…”

Move #4

In the search window, look for the Add-on zip file named:

Back in Preferences search for HDRi Maker 2 and activate the Add-on checkbox

“hdri_maker_addon_2_82_v2_0.zip” Select it, and press “Install Add-on”

Move #5

Back in Preferences search for HDRi Maker 2 and activate the Add-on checkbox

Click on the Add-on expansion arrow, and a window will display as
follows:

Move #6

Click on the Add-on expansion arrow, and a window will display as follows:

Move #7

“First installation”

Step A: You will have to indicate the path of the libraries where we downloaded
the 19 .zip files

Step B: Here instead you will have to indicate a path where the libraries will be permanently installed, so think carefully about a path, which won’t be subject to modification/move. Never use the Blender add-on path or the exact same path as step “A”

Step C: This path should only be used if you previously saved backgrounds with
HDRi Maker 2.x, (Versions prior to 2.0 of HDRi Maker did not have the save meth-
od, so if it doesn’t need this, leave the path empty)

Note: If you have already installed aversion of HDRi Maker 2.x (none earlier than2.0) and you have already installed the 19 .zip files libraries, you can skip this step and go to Library Management

Move #8

When selecting the paths (in the popup window), make sure to de- activate “Relative Path” as shown in the image below:

Ready To Go !!!

When you have chosen the paths, click “Install” if everything is ok, you should see the prog- ress of the installation of the libraries, it will take a few minutes because when done, about 46 GB will have been installed

During the installation process, the progress percentage will be shown

When finished, press “OK” and save your preferences:

Library Management

It is dedicated only to those who have already installed the 19 libraries. It will be enough
to indicate in the first box, the path of HDRI_MAKER_LIB (if exists) and “User Library” (if exists) If none of them is available I suggest you to return and check the “First installation”
steps