HDR Light Studio revolutionizes the lighting workflow in LightWave 3D. It provides a fast and creative approach to lighting. Spend less time with tedious setup or trial and error - gain more time to experiment and polish the final shot.
To use HDR Light Studio live within LightWave 3D, purchase HDR Light Studio and the LightWave 3D Connection. The Connection creates the bridge between the two apps.
Stay on this page to read more about the LightWave 3D Connection features
or find out more about the main HDR Light Studio app here.
HDR Light Studio unlocks the power of LightWave's VPR renderer by putting speed and certainty into my lighting. It allows me to concentrate on the image as the camera sees it, without needing to step away and move lights or reflectors about the scene. I've found customizing scene specific HDR environments addictive and it has actually improved my lighting skills and ideas on lighting.
Pretty quickly, step by step, light by light I can create the exact mood I want or experiment freely in any directions. Yet I've barely touched on the possibilities that HDR Light Studio offers, and the integration into LightWave is seamless, the learning curve is virtually invisible.
The combination of LightWave’s VPR real-time renderer with HDR Light Studio’s live link and Light Paint makes it ridiculously easy to get the shot precisely as you want it. It’s quick to set up, and the integration is pretty much seamless. HDR Light Studio is easy to use and annoyingly addictive. CG is hard enough as it is, so be thankful there’s one less thing for you to worry about.
HDR Light Studio's environment map (canvas) is shared with the environment map of the supported renderers in LightWave 3D. During the lighting process a lower resolution map is used for interactive speed. For the final production rendering in LightWave 3D - a full resolution, high dynamic range image is generated and passed through the connection.
Purchasing a connection allows artists to click on the model within LightWave 3D viewports to position lights on the map.
Supported renderers are LightWave 3D, Octane
The HDR Light Studio lighting project is embedded within the LightWave 3D scene file. So the scene lighting can be reloaded and edited in the future.