Published: 11th October 2013 | Updated: 15th October 2021
Users of Bunkspeed Shot, Pro and Drive can now enjoy out of the box live integration with Lightmap’s HDR Light Studio software for the live creation and editing of HDRI maps with instant feedback in the render view. It’s the perfect partnership for those wishing to take their design visualization to new heights of perfection with bespoke lighting to enhance the subject.
Lightmap and Bunkspeed have worked closely to develop a tight integration that provides seamless new lighting features for Bunkspeed users. For example, placing lights in the shot is as simple as clicking on the model in the render view, we call this feature LightPaint and it’s the fastest most intuitive way to light a CG image. Users can create multiple HDR Light Studio environments in Bunkspeed and hot swap between them for comparison and further editing. Any existing HDR or EXR environment can also be edited in HDR Light Studio. The new integration is so simple to use, yet provides a very powerful lighting tool kit and includes photographic captures of a wide range of studio light sources that bring added realism to renders with subtle details seen in reflections.
Mark Segasby, CEO of Lightmap says “I am really proud of the new integration with Bunkspeed products. We have achieved a seamless integration for the end user. The way Bunkspeed works allows multiple HDR Light Studio environments in a single scene so users can try out a wide range of lighting designs and switch between them with ease, all HDR Light Studio lighting projects are embedded in the Bunkspeed project, so for the end user they just light the shot and don’t worry about the technicalities. We are looking forwarding to seeing what Bunkspeed users can create given the new enhanced lighting capabilities”
Main HDR Light Studio features for Bunkspeed users:
• Non-destructive, interactive HDRI map creation and editing
• Live Connection between HDR Light Studio and Bunkspeed
• LightPaint – Point and click light source positioning and selection in Bunkspeed
• Highly controllable procedural light sources
• Library of HDR lights, including HDR captures of studio light sources
• Layered lighting system with blend modes
• Enhance existing HDRI maps via localized adjustments to color, exposure, and saturation
• Augment existing HDRI maps with additional light sources
• Create multiple HDR Light Studio environment designs within a single Bunkspeed scene
• HDR Light Studio lighting project embedded in the Bunkspeed scene
To take advantage of the new HDR Light Studio compatibility, Bunkspeed 2014 users should update to the latest build of their Bunkspeed product and purchase a seat of HDR Light Studio 4 from Lightmap.
About HDR Light Studio
Launched in 2009, HDR Light Studio has become the de facto standard for interactive creation and control of image based lighting for computer graphics. The software provides a fast and efficient way to light a 3D scene with photo-real results, while fitting into all major 3D rendering pipelines on the market. It is used worldwide by 3D artists lighting CGI shots of cars, jewelry and all other rendered models and in animated TV commercials and movie VFX.
Bunkspeed is a leading global provider of visualization software and services for design, engineering, and marketing. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, our advanced visualization technologies leverage digital engineering assets and contribute to enlightened decision-making in the digital design process. Our clients gain a cost effective way to deliver sales and marketing imagery, and realize significantly reduced product development costs. Bunkspeed’s customers include Nissan, Ford Motor Company, Audi, Jaguar, Land Rover, Pininfarina, Honda, Harley Davidson, Nike, Kohler, Gensler, Newell Rubbermaid, Siemens, Cartier, Dell, Proctor & Gamble, Gulfstream and many others.
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