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25 Sky Backgrounds Everyone Should Have (2024 Update)

TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read): Creating your personal unique 3D asset library is hard. It just takes time to build it right. But you can save some time and download our collection of 25 sky backgrounds right here.

Here's the story:

This isn’t your first bundle of random sky backgrounds for architectural renderings you found online, is it? If you’re like me, you probably downloaded a ton of these collections, right?

And how many of them, that made your list, are you still using today for your everyday work?

How long did you stick with them?

There’s just too much resources for 3D artists out there.

And yet I’ve been pursuing these collections and 3D assets for years. It’s a hopeless pursuit, really. And I’ll probably never have enough…

kaiserbold blog post sky backgrounds collection free

But here’s the thing

Today we’re giving away our in-house collection of sky backgrounds.

The question will not be if they suck or not. 
Meaning this list can’t be perfect. And that’s okay.

What I’m hoping though is that this bundle of free sky backgrounds will make your 3D renderings stand out.

Furthermore,  I’m sharing only the good ones. The ones that have helped us turn some renderings to really catchy images you can follow on our work page.

 

This can sound so basic, but people who are doing really well in the CG industry, do two things right:

First, they are good at finding a niche to get them work.

Second, they know their strengths and are constantly developing their own style instead of copying someone else’s.

 

But in the CG world, the only way to stand out from the other CGI studios and agencies is to build your own unique resource library of 3D models, HDRIs, cutouts, sky backgrounds and other assets.

If we go even further, it’s really necessary to organize your assets and make them look sharp. Keeping them organized will really help you speed up your workflow. That’s why Connecter is well worth a look.

But you are probably mumbling:

“How do I find time to create useful resources for my next 3D project, when I’m overwhelmed?”

A very simple answer to that question. 

Unique 3D assets, like in this case sky backgrounds, are just everywhere around you.

We are building our asset library all of the time.

In most cases, resources for our 3D work are captured and created by the members of our team while going to work, traveling around or just exploring the nature around us.

So, to create outstanding 3D renderings you need a lot of patience, a lot of unique 3D models and your own 3D assets.

Chances are you’re going No sh*t Sherlock on me by now, but bear with me.

Now:

– Knowing the proper rendering setup is great.

– Knowing how to do post-production of your 3D rendering is also great. Btw, to learn how we take our renderings to the next level, follow this link.

But to stand out from the crowd and get your 3D renders noticed is challenging.

That’s why we prepared today something really essential, a top-notch sky background collection you can download right now!

This package contains 25 high-resolution sky images and it’s free for commercial use. They have been created by our in-house 3D artists and you can use them wherever you like.

As mentioned above, today has never been easier to create your own resource library on a daily bases. Let’s take sky backgrounds and this collection for example. All you need to do is to get out, watch the clouds and wait for a perfect shape.

Obviously, that is the right time to pull out DSLR and to snap some pictures. In the meantime, you can just relax, sit back while watching the clouds and wait for a perfect moment. There is something about clouds. They are unpredictable, constantly changing in shape, color, and texture.

Back in 2016 we saw some major gaps in our industry regarding 3D assets and quickly realized there was room for us to create some buzz with high-quality goodies for 3D artists, architects, designers, and all creative people out there.

The ultimate goal with every asset we publish here is to help you become more productive by cutting valuable seconds off your workflow.

Fast-forward to today, it’s almost 7 years since we launched our collections on Gumroad and 15k+ people already downloaded our cut outs, skies, etc.

With that said, if you haven’t checked them out yet, I highly recommend you do that here for cutout trees and here for cutout people. 

Of course, you can always pass along these collections to your not-so-savvy friends and colleagues to help them create better 3D renderings as well.

Now, how you can download this collection?

Option 1 is THE WAY TO GO.
Option 2, on the other hand, is for those who want to show some love and support to us, the kaisers, whether you know us or have just stumbled upon our work.

Option 1: After you click on the “Buy on Gumroad” button, our Gumroad Page will show up. This is the place from where you can grab all the files for €3.95. Just click on “I want this” and follow the steps.

Option 2: You can “buy us a coffee” and show some love. It’s like giving a friendly nod to support what we do, kind of like buying us a round of beer in a cozy café where we can chat about life and work. And ugly clients.

We hope you will find these sky backgrounds useful. Edit them, overlay them and you will get some beautiful background plates.

So get them quick and make some drama! Use our sky background collection to create better 3D renderings.

But if you find that you need any help regarding your project, don’t be afraid to reach out at hello@kaiserbold.com.

Thanks, 
Bojan.

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