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Professional 3D Lighting Tools and HDR Lighting Content for Blender. Supports Cycles, Eevee, Octane and RenderMan.

Do you find the lighting process too slow and tedious?
Do you find it hard to get the lighting right?

Our Blender lighting ‘Add-on’ connects HDR Light Studio to Blender, adding powerful 3D lighting tools and HDR content. Now you can light your shots easily, quickly and creatively - producing perfectly lit professional renders with the realism of photographs

Blender Lighting Add-on Features

Here you can see the key features of the live-link between HDR Light Studio and Blender

HDR Light Studio add-on for Blender

Live link with HDR Light Studio

Paint Lights in Blender

Paint Light Positions

Make HDRI maps in Blender

Live HDRI Creation

Edit HDRI Maps in Blender

Live HDRI Editing

HDR Area Lights in Blender

Live 3D HDR Area Lights

HDR Light Sources for Blender

Library of HDR Light Captures

Manage HDRI maps in Blender

Manage HDRIs / Save Light Rigs

Supports Cycles, Eevee, Octane and RenderMan

Supported Renderers

HDR Light Studio project stored in Blender

Live Project Sync

Find out more about HDR Light Studio lighting features - visit the main Features web page

Made with Blender and HDR Light Studio

Gorgeous renders made with Blender and lit with HDR Light Studio

User Feedback

“The improvement in speed that HDR Light Studio provides is immense. Manually moving physical light objects and tweaking settings in Blender takes time. It’s nice to be able to focus on the lighting only and not have the clutter of items irrelevant to lighting that are in the UI. The LightPaint feature in HDR Light Studio is especially useful for precise pin-point light placement."
Giz Beardon

“HDR Light Studio gives me so much more control over my lighting. It is more Intuitive and allows for a larger scope of freedom to try ideas and play with them.”
Patrick Wilson

“HDR Light Studio is faster and more precise. You can get a basic setup very quickly, which you can then fine-tune, and because it’s easy to use with good real-time feedback, it invites you to play with lighting.”
Peter Hildebrandt

Blender User Stories

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Craig Dockerill: My Blender 3D Hobby

Learn to light with HDR Light Studio and Blender

Detailed documentation for installation, workflow and more can be found here

Compatibility (Our Latest Connection Build: 2024.0701)

The single installer supports Blender 3.6.12+ - Windows, MacOS and Linux
Supported Renderers: Cycles, Eevee, Octane, RenderMan
(Octane not supported in Linux)

See the Current Features Compatibility Chart for all Connections here 

Plug-in Updates News

16th July 2024 (Plug-in Build: 2024.0701)

The Blender rendered viewport now streams into the HDR Light Studio interface. This superior workflow means there is no longer a need to export the Blender scene into HDR Light Studio for LightPainting. Users can LightPaint directly onto the interactive render from Blender.

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