Category Archives: HDR Light Studio News

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: sales@hdrlightstudio.com 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

 

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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)

 THE SALE HAS NOW ENDED!

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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.

Bunkspeed HDR Light Studio Daniel Simon Continue reading

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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.

 

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New – Clouds Pack

Clouds Pack
Lightmap are pleased to announce the new Clouds Pack – a free update for HDR Light Studio 4 users.

The new light pack contains 43 different cloud formations that can be used to add additional clouds to existing HDRI maps or to make your own skies from scratch with a gradient background. The new pack is perfect for placing cloud reflections in the surfaces of car shots or architectural renders, with the benefit of being able to place them precisely. Continue reading

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MARI / MODO / HDR Light Studio – Sneak Peek

MOMA MARI HDRLS

We couldn’t wait to give you a sneak peek of some cool stuff we have been assisting develop.

Jacobo Barreiro has been working on a project called MOMA (Jacobo is both an amazing 3D artist and is highly technical too, he is too talented/clever and it’s just not fair!). The MOMA code creates a connection to the MODO renderer for either MARI or MAYA. For this article we are concentrating on the MARI connection and some HDR Light Studio goodness that’s been added in there too. Continue reading

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Announcing: HDR Light Studio 4 – Complete

HDR Light Studio 4 - Complete

New Product Name

To coincide with the release of the dedicated MODO product and HDR Light Studio 4.2, Lightmap are also renaming the HDR Light Studio 4 product to HDR Light Studio 4 – Complete.

As you know, HDR Light Studio 4 provides much more than a standalone HDRI creation and editing app. It comes with a wide variety of Live plug-ins to market leading 3D software like 3ds Max, Maya, MODO and is also natively supported by leading software like Showcase Pro, VRED, KeyShot and Maxwell Studio. More and more connectivity is being added all the time and existing plug-ins are always being enhanced. When you buy a seat of HDR Light Studio it really is ‘the complete package‘. There’s no additional plug-ins to buy.


New
Single User License

The Single User License replaces our old node locked licensing policy. Now when you buy a single user license of HDR Light Studio, a 3D artist can now install and activate HDR Light Studio on up to 2 computers for non-concurrent use. i.e. One seat at work and one seat for home/laptop use. The Lightmap store has been updated to provide 2 user key uploads and the user will still receive a single license key that can be used for both computers.


New
Cross Platform

HDR Light Studio – Complete is a cross platform product and provides installers and connectivity for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux platforms. Customers can choose to install and license their software on any platform. This replaces our old Windows, Mac and Linux specific node locked products.

 

Great News for Existing Customers!

Existing HDR Light Studio 4 node locked customers will be upgraded to a HDR Light Studio – Complete single user license and will be able to take advantage of the second seat and cross platform support!

 

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DEVELOP3D Review

Develop3D Review

HDR Light Studio just received a fantastic review in this month’s Develop3D mag. Paul McCrorey took the software through its paces and the comprehensive review includes a Studio Lighting Workflow example with MODO, plus a walkthrough of how to use the Color Matching Tools to create a HDRI map to match a backplate image (Worth a read for all HDR Light Studio users!).

Develop3D Workflow Examples

The review concludes:

“The intuitiveness and flexibility of the software cause the technical aspects of the tools to simply fade away, freeing you to focus on the shot. So instead of worrying where a light will be located in space, you simply click on a location you’d like the reflection to be.”

Hop over to Develop3D to read the full review: http://develop3d.com/reviews/hdr-lightstudio-4.0

 

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Lightmap Opens New UK Head Office

Lightmap Head Office - Hexgreave Hall

PRESS RELEASE

Lightmap Ltd, a developer of computer graphics lighting software for the advertising and visual effects industries, today announces that it has completed its move to a new head office at The Hexgreave Estate, Nottinghamshire, England.

Lightmap’s new office facilities provide much needed room for the expanding team that support and develop ‘HDR Light Studio’ software, used by 3D artists around the globe to light their design, advertising and VFX imagery. The software has been adopted widely by the automotive industry for the creation of marketing imagery of new vehicles. In fact all top 10 global car manufacturers use Lightmap’s software, plus a host of photographers, retouching artists and CGI houses that work in this sector.

Mark Segasby, Lightmap CEO says “We are absolutely delighted with the quality of the facilities here at Hexgreave. We look forward to hosting marketing events and customer training days here in the near future. Our new location provides the right environment to support our next stage of growth. We are really looking forward to working with our customers and partners here in the exciting years to come. ”

The new offices are centrally located in England, in the beautiful surroundings of the Nottinghamshire countryside, with excellent travel links to London and East Midlands Airport.

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HDR Light Studio 4 Live Connection Arrives for RTT DeltaGen

Lightmap’s HDR Light Studio 4 Live Connection Arrives for RTT DeltaGen 11.0.3

Lightmap announces the HDR Light Studio 4 Live connection for RTT DeltaGen 11.0.3. The connection brings full support for HDR Light Studio including the revolutionary interactive LightPaint feature allowing DeltaGen users to click directly within their rendered viewport to place and select lights on HDR Light Studio’s canvas. Continue reading

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