Category Archives: HDR Light Studio News

HDR Light Studio – Lighting Contest 2011

LIGHT UP OUR WORLD!!!

Lightmap are inviting customers to submit their images into this year’s Lighting Contest. We are looking for creative and inspiring images showcasing the power of HDR Light Studio lighting. The subject matter is not important… it can be a car or a bumble bee, a studio shot or within an environment. We are looking for images that ooze the quality required for high end advertising imagery. It doesn’t need to be new work made for this competition; past projects can be submitted… as long as HDR Light Studio has played a major role in the lighting of the final image. Continue reading

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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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HDR Light Studio Live for KeyShot

HDR Light Studio Live plug-in for KeyShot released!

LONDON – 1st September, 2011
Lightmap Ltd is proud to announce the launch of the HDR Light Studio Live plug-in for Luxion KeyShot. HDR Light Studio brings a professional real-time HDRI lighting tool-kit directly into KeyShot to allow users to vastly improve the quality of their renders with custom lighting designs for each shot that brings out the best in the subject. With its simple yet powerful interface, 3D artists, designers and engineers of all levels can quickly transform their shots into works of art to help sell their new ideas. Existing HDR environments can be augmented to improve the quality of their renders with more control over the lighting and reflections. Continue reading

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Real Suns by Hyperfocal Design

The Real Suns Light Pack adds 8 highly varied HDRI sun captures to ‘HDR Light Studio 2.0’. These can be used and positioned like any other light source. Use Real Suns to add drama and life to existing dull HDRI environments. Bring your car renders to life with a moody sunset or add interest in your reflections and highlights with the subtle cloud patterns found around the suns.

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Maxwell Render support for HDR Light Studio Live Plugin

Unique New Solution to Provide Simple and Powerful Lighting Approach to the Creation of Photo-quality Renders

LONDON – March 9, 2011 – Lightmap Ltd., makers of HDR Light Studio, and Next Limit Technologies, creators of Maxwell Render, are excited to announce HDR Light Studio Live for Maxwell Render, a new plugin that provides users with a totally new approach to lighting objects. This software will aid the visualization process for jewellery, product and automotive designers by adding interactive real-time lighting, reflection design and HDRI environment augmentation within Maxwell Studio.

HDR Light Studio Live is designed specifically for HDRI lighting design and enables the replication of a studio photography experience. Containing over 100 pictures lights, the plugin includes a wide range of studio light source captures for added realism and provides the perfect solution to replace product photography of consumer goods, jewellery and cars. Continue reading

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Digital-Tutors Adds HDR Light Studio 2.0 Training to Achieve Photo-real Results

Digital Tutors HDR Light Studio 2.0 training

Since 2000, Digital-Tutors has been dedicated to providing the world’s largest online learning resource for digital artists involved in the computer graphics industry. With the release of ‘New Features in HDR Light Studio 2.0,’ the award-winning video-based company and first training provider for Lightmap Ltd introduce the third title in a collection of educational courses for the software independent package HDR Light Studio, an interactive tool for designing image based lighting environments for 3D models.

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HDR Light Studio comes to VRED 5.0

HDR Light Studio - VRED Plugin

We are proud to announce Pi-VR’s VRED 5.0 now supports HDR Light Studio directly via the new VRED Live plug-in, available now from the Lightmap store.

The new Live plug-in contains all the features of HDR Light Studio Pro v2.0 and allows your HDRI lighting designs to evolve in real-time directly in VRED.

Osman Dumbuya, Managing Director, PI-VR GmbH says:
“HDR Light Studio is an outstanding tool that really helps create a great lighting setup in a very short period of time. Using HDR Light Studio in VRED offers a totally new, intuitive and most important fully interactive way of working. Changes in the light setup are being updated in real time whether you are working in OpenGL or Ray-tracing rendering mode. With HDR Light Studio and VRED you have full control of all your light set-ups. All effects created in HDR Light Studio are fully being taken to account in the 3D environment in VRED to create sophisticated lighting shadowing and reflections.”

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HDR Light Studio 2.0 plug-in released for Deep Exploration 6

Deep Exploration - new plug-in

HDR Light Studio Live plug-ins provides real-time advanced HDRI lighting design totally integrated into your host 3D software. This new updated Live plug-in brings all of the Pro features of HDR Light Studio 2.0 inside of Right Hemisphere’s ‘Deep Exploration 6’. So you can see the HDRI lighting design evolve directly onto your Deep Exploration scene.

It’s just like a real photo-shoot. Position your camera and light the shot in real-time using studio lighting alone or, new in version 2.0, by adding lighting effects on top of an existing real-world HDRI environment. The Deep Exploration HDR renderer is very simple to use with only a few settings but produces high quality final renders. It’s a great solution for those without a lot of rendering experience but who are looking for an easy and fast way to create excellent renderings of new product designs from CAD data.

This Deep Exploration 6 plug-in is no longer a separate product but is now included with the HDR Light Studio 2.0 ‘Pro’ edition. It’s the first of the CORE plug-ins to be released, see the Live Plug-ins page for more details.

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