Published: 9th December 2013 | Updated: 15th October 2021
V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino is released today, and Lightmap are pleased to announce this latest version adds native support for a live connection with HDR Light Studio. Chaos Group and Lightmap have worked closely to develop a deep level of integration between our products, providing a great user experience – including our LightPaint ‘point and click’ light placement directly in the Rhino viewport. So now V-Ray for Rhino users can light their shots easier and faster than ever before with perfect final results.
Here’s the Promotional Launch Video:
V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino is a free upgrade for existing V-Ray 1.5 for Rhino users. Existing HDR Light Studio 4 customers can also take advantage of the new compatibility for free by updating to HDR Light Studio 4.3 which is available for download today in your Lightmap Store account.
V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino users can choose from two HDR Light Studio products to use with this new live connection:
New HDR Light Studio 4 for V-Ray for Rhino
A lower cost special edition that works only in a Live Connection with V-Ray for Rhino.
HDR Light Studio 4 – Complete
This product is for V-Ray for Rhino users who would like to use HDR Light Studio with other 3D apps too, or even standalone. This edition includes all available HDR Light Studio plug-ins/connectivity (i.e. to Bunkspeed, 3ds Max, Maya, Houdini, KeyShot, Maxwell Studio, MODO etc – with more being added all the time). Users can use this version standalone using the LiveLight viewer included in this edition. LiveLight lets you load Collada and OBJ files and light them using the LightPaint feature.
For more information and example images see our new V-Ray for Rhino page.