Lightmap HDR Light Studio - Standalone (node-locked, permanent license)

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Create and edit HDRI maps in real-time
Procedural lights, image based lights and procedural sky
Loads Alembic and Collada scenes
Includes a large library of HDRI light source captures
Ideal lighting solution for Physically Based Rendering
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HDR Light Studio software provides 3D artists with a new way to light 3D imagery. Paint your shot with lights. The lighting process is now easy, fast, precise, creative and enjoyable. HDR Light Studio builds lighting that is used by your existing 3D software and renderer. By adding HDR Light Studio, 3D artists become more productive and image quality improves.

Create the perfect HDRI environment in minutes with Lightmap HDR Light Studio. Lighting shots is now fast, precise and easy. Simply click on the model to position lights on a live HDRI map.

HDR Light Studio transforms your lighting workflow:

  • Studio Lighting
  • Lighting to match a back-plate image
  • Adding lights/adjustments to existing HDRI maps

Key Features:

  • LightPaint - click on the 3D model in HDR Light Studio to position lights
  • Create and edit HDRI maps in real-time
  • Procedural lights, image based lights and procedural sky
  • Loads Alembic and Collada scenes
  • Includes a large library of HDRI light source captures
  • Ideal lighting solution for Physically Based Rendering
  • OpenColorIO Color Management

Creative Benefits:

  • Fast
    • Craft lighting to a higher level
    • Explore more lighting treatments
  • User Friendly
    • Puts the art back into lighting
    • Easy to use with real-time feedback
  • Accurate
    • Precisely position lighting and reflections on 3D models

Commercial Benefits:

  • Cost Effective
    • Increase productivity - light shots in minutes not hours
    • Image based lighting can significantly reduce render times
    • Works with your existing hardware/software
  • Improve Quality
    • HDR lighting raises image quality to the next level

What is the workflow with HDR Light Studio standalone?

In your main 3D software, the model has materials applied, the camera view is setup, you are now ready to light...

  • Export the 3D scene as an Alembic or Collada file
  • Start HDR Light Studio standalone and load the 3D file
  • Load an existing HDRI map to edit, or start with a blank canvas
  • Add a new lights in HDR Light Studio
  • Click/drag on the 3D model in HDR Light Studio to position lights
  • To finish, HDR Light Studio generates a high-resolution HDRI map
  • Use this HDRI map for image based lighting in your 3D software

Version: Carbon Drop 3
Release Date: 7/25/2018

Carbon Drop 3 Features

  • Enhanced Presets System
    In Carbon Drop 3, Presets have undergone a massive overhaul, expanding to include more lighting ingredient types than ever before. Lightmap has made lighting shots faster by developing a 'Save your own Presets' feature, which means your favorite lighting settings can be stored, dragged and dropped in an instant, allowing for even more creativity and exploration in your lighting. These new features can be used by users of all plug-in connections!

  • More Preset Content
    Carbon Drop 3 includes an array of additional preset content, including Backdrop Scoops and Coves, Light Tent, LightPaint Trails, Masks, Lit Tracing Paper, and many more.

  • Octane Standalone Connection
    Lightmap received numerous requests to create a connection for Octane Standalone to use alongside HDR Light Studio. Users love the speed, flexibility and stability of using Octane Standalone and Lightmap is pleased to include this new connection in Carbon Drop 3. The connection is very fast and supports both live HDRI map and Area Light creation and control. Octane Render view is hosted within HDR Light Studio, allowing you to paint lights directly on the final render with fast intuitive feedback.

  • Updated Houdini Connection
    The Houdini connection has been updated to support creation and control of area lights, and Lightmap has now included support for Redshift.

  • Updated 3ds Max Connection
    The 3ds Max Connection now supports V-Ray Next.
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System Requirements

  • Windows: 7, 8, 8.1, 10
  • Mac OS: 10.7 or later
  • Linux
    • Certified against: Scientific Linux 7.2
    • Compatible with
      • Centos 7
      • Fedora 19+ (not 27 though)
      • Ubuntu 13.10+
      • Mint 16+
      • Debian 8+
      • OpenSUSE 13.2+

Connection Requirements

  • Octane Standalone: Windows only, 3.08.1 or higher. Plug-in build 2018.0717 (new)
  • Cinema 4D - 17,18,19 - Plug-in build 2018.0723 (updated)
  • LightWave 3D - 2015, 2018 - Plug-in build 2018.0207
  • Maya - 2016.5, 2017, 2018 - Plug-in build 2018.0725 (updated)
  • MODO - 902, 10, 11, 12 (Windows and OSX) - Plug-in build 2018.0424
  • 3ds Max - 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 - Plug-in build 2018.0724 (updated)
  • Houdini - 15, 16 (and their .5's) - Plug-in build 2018.0615 (updated)
  • DeltaGen - 13.1, 2017, 2018 (and the x-builds) - Plug-in build 2018.0118
  • Rhino - 5 - Plug-in build 2018.0206
  • VRED - 2017, 2018 (Windows only) - No additional plug-in installation required.
  • Maxwell Studio - 3.2 and 4 (Windows and OSX) - No additional plug-in installation required
  • SOLIDWORKS Visualize - 2017, 2018 (Windows) - No additional plug-in installation required.

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