Paint the Light in VRED

HDR Light Studio LightPaint feature is now supported in VRED banner

HDR Light Studio 4 LightPaint comes to PI-VR VRED

London, 17 December 2012: Lightmap announces that PI-VR VRED 6.0 is the first partner software to support the revolutionary interactive LightPaint feature in HDR Light Studio 4. VRED users can click directly within their rendered viewport to place and select lights on HDR Light Studio’s canvas. The result is a fast and precise workflow for perfect lighting and reflections for the most demanding visualization projects. It’s a truly photographic approach to lighting shots.

Mark Segasby, Lightmap CEO says “Making great images is all about experimentation, and finding the sweet spots to place the lights to really bring the forms of the model to life. Now users have a very easy and powerful way to light their scenes in VRED. Not only will images be lit far faster, the final renders will look better than ever before.”

Alexander Grasse, PI-VR Co-founder/Technical Director, commented “The new HDR Light Studio 4 is a great example for how two innovative software programs extend their excellence. The new LightPaint feature in version 4 works perfectly with VRED 6.0 and has already led to great results.”

Scooter lit with HDR Light Studio in VRED

Tom Nowak, Lean Design GmbH added “My latest images are lit using HDR Light Studio 4 and the incredible LightPaint feature connected live with VRED 6. The combination produces results with fantastic quality” (see more of Tom’s amazing shots here)

Motorbike detail shot lit with HDR Light Studio

VRED users can accomplish these lighting tasks in real-time with HDR Light Studio:

  • Create perfect custom HDRI maps to light scenes quickly and easily
  • Use professional studio lighting with captures of real studio light sources for added realism
  • Load and control existing HDRI maps with local adjustments to exposure, color and saturation, even adding additional lights where needed

Here is a short video demonstrating the new enhanced integration between VRED 6 and HDR Light Studio 4

Pricing and Availability
HDR Light Studio 4, which includes the VRED connection, is available now on Windows or OSX starting at £299 / $499 / €399. Buy now through the online Lightmap store or through any Lightmap Authorized Reseller. Find out more at

About HDR Light Studio
Launched in 2009, HDR Light Studio has become the de facto standard for interactive creation and control of image based lighting for computer graphics. The software provides a fast and efficient way to light a 3D scene with photo-real results, while fitting into all major 3D rendering pipelines on the market. It is used worldwide by 3D artists lighting CGI shots of cars, jewelry and all other rendered models and in animated TV commercials and movie VFX. This innovative, patents pending, approach to lighting has allowed manufacturing, visualization and entertainment companies to bring their creations to life with photo-real perfection.

About Lightmap
Lightmap Limited is a leader in photo realistic lighting design tools for CGI and VFX professionals. Lightmap software enables artists and designers to create perfection and control reality when lighting their vision.

HDR Light Studio, LiveLight, LightPaint and SunShade are trademarks of Lightmap Limited.