Published: 18th May 2021
Today, Lightmap announces the immediate availability of HDR Light Studio - Xenon Drop 3.
The Motion Blur filter provides a fast and easy to use method for adding linear motion blur to HDRI lighting. Click on the HDR Canvas to pick the direction and set the length of the blur - it's that easy.
With Motion Blur in HDR Light Studio you can:
HDR Light Studio user Jeff Patton took the new motion blur feature for a spin, he says
"With the motion blur tool I can quickly set the angle then get creative and crank the effect up for more stylized looks or dial it back for a subtle addition. This is without a doubt a feature that I will use often."
Motion Blur Tutorials
There are 3 new learning videos teaching you how to use Motion Blur.
New Cinema 4D Connection
The HDR Light Studio Connection for Cinema 4D has now been updated to use our new API. This provides a more responsive experience when using HDR Light Studio. The delay when moving a light in HDR Light Studio, to seeing this update in the interactive render in Cinema 4D, has been dramatically reduced.
New Training and Demo Project
For the release of the new Cinema 4D connection, we have created a new Quick Start training video, plus we have included a Demo Cinema 4D Project Files for those that want to follow along. There are seperate files setup for Arnold, Corona, Octane, Redshift, V-Ray and Phyiscal render.
HDR Light Studio - User Interface Updates
Real-time Light moves on Canvas
When moving lights on canvas the HDR Light Studio Render View now updates in real-time.
Area Light Controls
The Area Light specific controls in the Light Properties panel have been moved and grouped next to the Area Light check box. The text labels match the yellow color used for area lights in the Light List. Many users overlook the area light feature. So now it's easier to find and to use.
Full release notes can be found here for HDR Light Studio - Xenon Drop 3.
Here is the updated Connections Features and Compatibility Chart PDF.
Customers with active Subscriptions or Maintenance for HDR Light Studio can download and install the new HDR Light Studio - Xenon Drop 3 release today.