HDR Light Studio - A better place to light your shots

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 currently compatible with 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D and MODO Connections

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HDR Light Studio can be used standalone.
For a more integrated experience, Connections allow you to work live with your 3D software.

HDR Light Studio Connections are available for:

Maya | 3ds Max | Cinema 4D | MODO | Houdini | LightWave 3D | VRED | DeltaGen

Maxwell Studio | Rhino | SOLIDWORKS Visualize | KeyShot | Softimage

Perfect Renders

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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

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
Luminous Creative Imaging
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