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 4
Release Date: 10/24/2018

Carbon Drop 4 Features

  • Gamma control has been added to images
  • Light Content Properties have been tabbed to save space and reduce the need for scrolling.
  • Content Presets (Content:Images, Content:Bulbs, Content: Gradients etc.) are even easier and faster to use:
    • Drag and drop onto any of the new content tabs (Master, Value Blend, Alpha Multiply)
    • Right Click on Content Preset thumbnail and choose 'Apply to Current Light' to apply (Master Content).
    • Drag and Drop Content Presets onto lights in the Light List to apply them (Master Content).
  • Batch Import of images as Element:Images
    • Easily add a batch of images to your User Presets, as Element: Images, by dragging and dropping the images onto the Presets panel in HDR Light Studio.
  • Resolution of loaded image is now shown on light properties panel.
  • Change in behavior: Middle mouse wheel scrolling does not scroll through the contents of a drop down list when the cursor is over the drop down. This change in behavior prevents accidental changing of light properties when scrolling up and down the light properties panel.

Houdini Connection

Updated to support Houdini 17

Maya Connection

  • Updated to support RenderMan 22.
  • Fixing issues with latest Octane Render (API was overhauled and broke HDR Light Studio compatibility).
  • Maya/Octane: Later release of Octane broke HDR Light Studio compatibility. This has now been fixed.
  • Maya/Octane: Fixed a potential crash issue when starting the Octane IPR in Maya via HDR Light Studio.

3ds Max Connection

  • 3ds Max/VRay Next: Fix issue with toggling area lights on and off.
  • 3ds Max / Redshift: Updated to use the new Redshift Render View, this will only work with Redshift 2.6.24+

Bugs Fixed

Production Render crash fix when lights are placed with a latitude of 90 (at the bottom of the map).

Cinema 4D Connection

Support added for Cinema 4D r20 (Released 12 Nov 2018)

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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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