Category Archives: Customer Stories

New Citroen C3 lit by HDR Light Studio

Caetano Brasil, Tiago Aiello and Felipe Roque have used HDR Light Studio to light some amazing CGI shots of the new Citroen C3. They are big fans of HDR Light Studio and now use it on most jobs. We are so pleased they do!

To see more images from this project, please visit the Digital Art Served web site where these amazing images are featured:
www.digitalartserved.com/gallery/Citroen-C3-Brasil/4022703

 

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Framestore’s Mercedes spot uses LightPaint technology

Mercedes – Through and Through from danDifelice on Vimeo.

 

Framestore NYC were beta testers for the new HDR Light Studio 4. They put it to good use on a recent commercial for Mercedes. Andy Rowan-Robinson, CG Supervisor, FrameStore NYC, explains their use of HDR Light Studio 4 for the spot “….we used HDR Light Studio on base HDRI images that were shot on location.  These were taken into HDR Light Studio – working as a plugin in combination with Maya and LightPaint – to enable us to accurately place highlights and darken / bring up the original HDRI as required to shape the lighting.  It turned out to be an efficient and fun way to light – we could get feedback quickly from the Lightpaint window and take it across for higher quality renders in our renderer in Maya.”

For more information on this commercial visit the Framstore web site: http://www.framestore.com/work/mercedes-through-and-through

 

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Stanley Black and Decker

Lightmap are delighted to have Stanley Black & Decker onboard as new users of HDR Light Studio software.

“The HDR Light Studio plugin for KeyShot has dramatically improved our workflow. We now have full creative freedom to experiment with different lighting schemes with dynamic results. The combination of KeyShot and HDR Light Studio is our design teams complete solution for digital 3D visualization. “
Dave Miller, Designer, Stanley Black and Decker

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Jeff Patton NVIDIA feature

There’s a nice feature on Jeff Patton and his work using 3DS Max with iRay on the NVidia web site. Check it out here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/mercedes-benz.html

It does however fail to mention that Jeff has been a long time user of HDR Light Studio in his work, and in fact it’s a key component in achieving his superb results. Nearly all Jeff’s renders now utilize HDR Light Studio – in most cases representing all of the lighting for the scene. Jeff is able to take background photographs and build convincing HDR environments using HDR Light Studio to work on top of existing HDR environments from other locations and craft them using additional lighting and effects – so you’d never guess no HDR was shot on the background location.

The results are great car renders that bring out the best in the vehicle whilst bedding the car into the background. Certainly iRay and HDR Light Studio has proven to be an ideal partnership here.

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More than cars and product shots! So cool!

One of the most amazing things about working at Lightmap is seeing the images our customers send us… we are often impressed and sometimes surprised. We were very pleased when Piotr at Ars Thanea (www.arsthanea.com) shared these images with us. Piotr has now adopted HDR Light Studio as his main lighting tool when working in 3DS Max. He creates the overall lighting as a HDRI using HDR Light Studio…sometimes adding light to an existing HDRI… and then adds maybe one CG directional light mainly for controlling more distinct shadows. Continue reading

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The Most Incredible Valve Rendering You’ll Ever See

We spotted this posting over at the KeyShot blog. It seems Tim, one of our HDR Light Studio for KeyShot plug-in beta testers has been creating some awesome renders during the beta phase…

Check out the KeyShot blog posting here:
http://blog.keyshot.com/the-most-incredible-valve-rendering-youll-ever-see

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