HDR Light Studio

HDR Light Studio makes lighting fast, fun, spontaneous and very creative. Place and adjust lighting directly in the Render View with instant feedback. Procedural and image based light sources - includes a library of photographic lights. Lighting created with HDR Light Studio is then used by your existing 3D software/renderer.

Dedicated Lighting Software

The HDR Light Studio interface is 100% focused on lighting your shot.

Put the 'right lights' in the 'right place' with instant visual feedback. Click and drag on the Render View to reposition lights.

HDRI Environment Map Authoring

At the heart of HDR Light Studio is the HDR Canvas - a live HDRI environment map that updates in real-time as the lighting design evolves.

1. Create perfect studio lighting HDRI maps from scratch using procedural and photographic lights.
2. Enhance existing photographic HDRI environments - add new light sources, color adjust and much more.
3. Build convincing HDRI environments for CG objects composited into a photographic background.

Area Lights

NEW - Lights can now be liberated from the HDRI map and promoted into full 3D Area Lights (Light Cards / Emitters) - providing ultimate lighting control.

Area Lights are controlled with the same intuitive 'click to light' interface with the addition of a distance control. It's so easy.
Best of both - use the HDRI map for ambient lighting and the Area Lights for specific local lighting.
(The Area Light feature is currently compatible with 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D and MODO Connections)

Explore More Features


Connections provide a live link between HDR Light Studio and 3D software.

Lighting updates in real-time in your 3D software as changes are made in HDR Light Studio.

Supported Connections

Perfect Renders

Here are some of the images created with HDR Light Studio.

View Gallery


HDR Light Studio 5 is a great improvement over the previous version. With an improved UI, better and smarter controls and improved connectivity, it really helps speed up the complex lighting setups. We liked version 4, we got a major crush on 5!

Fedde Souverein
CG Supervisor at Souverein Weesp BV

I’ve been using HDR Light Studio extensively for the last 2-3 years. With HDR Light Studio 5 the interface has become even more intuitive and most settings are now accessible with a single click making lighting setups even faster.

Frederik Tennholt
Owner/CG artist at Good Monday
Hear more from our customers

Try HDR Light Studio 5 today

Download the Trial Version