First let me just say that I am junior level 3D artist. I can do general 3d things pretty well. Anyway, recently i just started a freelance gig where i would be doing a CG object to be later comped in into a live action plate. It’s a pretty reflective object (a metallic robot thing) so i asked him to get an HDR map of the plate so i can just get the proper lighting and reflection easilyuc browser shareit appvn
Long story short, few days later he came back to me with a rough, badly stitched, panoramic photo taken from his phone. And i told him that this is different i cant use this for Image based lighting. He just said that he didnt have time. We cant go back to the location due to permit.
Is there any way to salvage this? I know this seems like a very newbie thing to ask, but thats bcs i am pretty new. I am using maya and Arnold