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About Lightmap

Lightmap are the developers of HDR Light Studio - a dedicated lighting application for 3D artists. HDR Light Studio enables artists to light their shots faster and with more creative control than traditional tools. The dedicated lighting interface speeds up the lighting process with drag and drop simplicity - but with precise lighting controls.

HDR Light Studio 4.3 released

HDR Light Studio 4.3 has been released today and is available for immediate download from the Lightmap store.

This new version adds compatibility with Mac OSX Mavericks, adds new API functions required for future ‘live plug-ins’ and includes a new ‘online update’ feature to inform users when a new build of HDR Light Studio or it’s plug-ins are available to download.

A new license key is not required when updating. So users can simply install over the top of their existing installations. Remember to update any live plug-ins at the same time to ensure compatibility with 4.3.

Happy lighting from the Lightmap team!


HDR Light Studio – New Educational Pricing

HDR Light Studio - Educational

Lightmap Ltd is proud to announce new pricing on HDR Light Studio Educational Software.

Colleges & Universities can now get HDR Light Studio software for FREE! Email: to apply for your software.

Students and teachers in higher education can now buy a 1 year educational license of HDR Light Studio Complete for just £15, see here for more details >

For some inspiration check out what student Oddur Sigurdsson got up to using his educational license of HDR Light Studio when studying at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara. Read the customer story here >

Oddur Example Image
Oddur Sigurdsson



Black Friday Sale

Black Friday Sale

Light up your Black Friday!

Put Friday 29th November in your calendar and don’t miss out on these big savings!

HDR Light Studio 4 – Complete – SALE PRICE – £199 (33% off)
HDR Light Studio 4 – Complete – Upgrade from any v1 or 2, and from HDRLS for MODO) – SALE PRICE – £99

HDR Light Studio 4 for MODO – SALE PRICE – £145 (25% off)

HDR Light Studio 4 for Bunkspeed – SALE PRICE – £199 (20% off)

HDR Light Studio 4 – Starter Pack (2 Floating Licenses + Server Software) – SALE PRICE – £765 (15% off)
HDR Light Studio 4 – Starter Pack – Upgrade from 1 x HDRLS4 – Complete – SALE PRICE – £595 (15% off)
HDR Light Studio 4 – Starter Pack – Upgrade from 2 x HDRLS4 – Complete – SALE PRICE – £510 (15% off)

HDR Light Studio 4 – Extra Floating Licenses – SALE PRICE – £382.50 per seat (15% off)

Real Suns – Picture Light Pack – SALE PRICE – £49 (50% off)



Stunning Automotive Shots from MIGS FOTO


MIGS FOTO has shared these stunning images with us, created with KeyShot and HDR Light Studio. I wonder how many lights the HDRLS project has in it?

A big thanks to MIGS for sharing them with us. See more quality car shots from MIGS at:

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MODO users are loving HDR Light Studio

MODO users love how HDR Light Studio has made their work easy, simple and creative.


HDR Light Studio is first and foremost a lighting tool, the HDRI map is simply the carriers of your lighting intent. HDR Light Studio let’s 3D artists express their lighting vision with unparalleled ease and speed within MODO. Our users light their shots faster and achieve sophisticated lighting and reflections without worrying about managing an array of complex settings.

MODO Customer Images

The new HDR Light Studio for MODO integration is helping both beginners and the most advanced users to create better lit imagery. Let’s hear what some of our MODO users are saying about HDR Light Studio… Continue reading


HDR Light Studio in action with MODO at SMUG 2013

SMUG 2013

Martin Öberg will be presenting his workflow with HDR Light Studio and MODO at the Sweden Modo User Group (SMUG) meeting on 1st November, 2013 in Gothenburg. Martin has lit some gorgeous car imagery using HDR Light Studio with many MODO users showing a great deal of interest in understanding his lighting approach. So this is a great opportunity to see how it was done!

Here is the thread about the SMUG event on the MODO forum:


Martin at SMUG


Announcing deep integration between Bunkspeed 2014 and HDR Light Studio

Bunkspeed 2014 and HDR Light Studio

Welcome to a new way to light Bunkspeed shots, precise HDRI lighting creation and enhancement takes rendering quality up to the next level.

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.

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New – HDR Light Studio Brochures

HDR Light Studio - Brochures

We are pleased to announce the release of the HDR Light Studio 4 PDF brochure in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Brazilian Portuguese.

If you are trying to convince your studio to buy HDR Light Studio, please do show this PDF to your boss, it’s a great place to learn about the advantages of using HDR Light Studio.


Brochure Download
To download the brochure, please click on your language flag in the header of the HDR Light Studio web site. (As above)

Thanks to our amazing customers for the use of their imagery and their support in putting this brochure together.