Welcome to HDR Light Studio


HDR Light Studio: Lighting Software for 3D Artists

HDR Light Studio lets you easily create and edit HDR lighting (HDRI map & HDR Area Lights) with your existing 3D software.

You may have found our web site looking for HDRI maps - but instead you've discovered a new way to light your 3D imagery inside 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, Maya, Houdini, MODO, VRED, LightWave 3D, DeltaGen, Rhino, SOLIDWORKS Visualize, Octane Render Standalone, Maxwell Studio.

Live HDRI Map

HDR Light Studio interface

The HDRI map updates in real-time as lights are added and adjusted. The interactive render updates with these changes.

HDR Area Lights

HDRI Area Lights

HDR Light Studio creates and controls HDR Area Lights / Emitters inside your 3D software.

Live link to your 3D Software

HDR Light Studio Plugins

Plug-in Connections are available for:

3ds Max
Cinema 4D
Maxwell Studio
Octane Render Standalone

Perfect Renders

Here are some of the images created with HDR Light Studio.

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I’ve been using HDR Light Studio extensively for the last 2-3 years. With HDR Light Studio 5 the interface has become even more intuitive and most settings are now accessible with a single click making lighting setups even faster.

Frederik Tennholt
Owner/CG artist at Good Monday

HDR Light Studio 5 is a great improvement over the previous version. With an improved UI, better and smarter controls and improved connectivity, it really helps speed up the complex lighting setups. We liked version 4, we got a major crush on 5!

Fedde Souverein
Luminous Creative Imaging
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