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HDR Light Studio for Cinema 4D

Real-time HDR lighting tools for Cinema 4D – HDRI map authoring and HDR Area Lights

HDR Light Studio connected to Cinema 4D

“HDR Light Studio has a huge image library which covers my needs for lighting - from interior studios to natural exterior shots. The ability to solo a light source and tweak parameters is hugely powerful - knowing exactly what effect each light is having on the scene. The recent addition of the composite function is fantastic - being able to build up light groups and mask them.”



Duncan Dix

Duncan Dix

Creative Director

How does HDR Light Studio work with Cinema 4D?

HDR Light Studio tethered to Cinema 4D

The model has materials assigned, the camera view is setup, you are now ready to light…

Start HDR Light Studio from the Cinema 4D plug-in
Press Play and the Cinema 4D interactive render shows in HDR Light Studio
Paint your shot with lights in HDR Light Studio (Lights are automatically created in Cinema 4D as you light)
Finish - HDR Light Studio generates high-res HDRI images for your lights
The completed Cinema 4D scene is now ready for rendering

Key Features

HDR Light Studio plugin for Cinema 4D

Live link with HDR Light Studio

Paint Lights in Cinema 4D

Paint Light Positions

Make HDRI Maps in Cinema 4D

Live HDRI Creation

Edit HDRI Maps in Cinema 4D

Live HDRI Editing

HDR Area Lights in Cinema 4D

Live 3D HDR Area Lights

HDR Light Sources for Cinema 4D

Library of HDR Light Captures

Manage HDRI maps in Cinema 4D

Manage HDRIs / Save Light Rigs

HDR Light Studio project stored in Cinema 4D

Live Project Sync

Customer Stories

Marius Wilkens-Zimmermann

Marius Wilkens-Zimmermann

Duncan Dix - HDR Light Studio user

Duncan Dix: CGI Behind the Scenes

Declan McGurry - HDR Light Studio user

Declan McGurry: Destined to Create


Made with Cinema 4D and HDR Light Studio

Take HDR Light Studio for a spin with Cinema 4D



Getting Started Tutorial

For Cinema 4D R20 with Arnold, Octane, Redshift, Thea.

Getting Started Tutorial

Cinema 4D R20 native renderers, V-Ray, Corona, Maxwell Render and for Cinema 4D R19 releases and below (all renderers)

Compatibility (Our Latest Build)

Cinema 4D 19, 20, 21.1 and higher, 22, 23 (Windows + MacOS)
Renderers: Cinema 4D Physical Render, Redshift, Octane, Arnold, V-Ray, Corona, Maxwell, Thea
The current build does not support V-Ray 5, we are adding support for this very soon.


Software delivery via internet download
Internet connection required for license activation
HDR Light Studio software requires approx. 200MB disc space
Preset light content requires approx. 8GB disc space
CPU based, no special graphics card required

What to Buy?

This Cinema 4D plug-in connection is included with HDR Light Studio Indie, Pro and Automotive

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