HDR Light Studio for Houdini

Create, enhance and edit HDRI environment maps in real-time with HDR Light Studio for Houdini.

How does HDR Light Studio work with Houdini?

How does HDR Light Studio work with Houdini?

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

1. Start HDR Light Studio using the HDR Light Studio node attached to an Environment light in Houdini
2. Export the Houdini scene into HDR Light Studio’s live 3D view
3. Paint your shot with lights in HDR Light Studio (The HDRI map updates in Houdini as you light)
4. (Optional) Start interactive rendering in Houdini and see the results as you light
5. To finish, HDR Light Studio generates a high-res HDR file for your environment light
6. The completed Houdini scene is now ready for rendering locally, or on a farm

Key Features

Our Houdini plug-in creates a live link with HDR Light Studio

Our Houdini plug-in creates a live link with HDR Light Studio

Export your scene into HDR Light Studio's live Render View

Export your scene into HDR Light Studio's live Render View

Click and drag on the Render View to position lights with live feedback

Click and drag on the Render View to position lights with live feedback

Light your Houdini render with an interactive HDRI map

Light your Houdini render with an interactive HDRI map

Create and position 3D HDRI Area Lights/Emitters in real-time

Create and position 3D HDRI Area Lights/Emitters in real-time

Light Types: Procedural, image based and procedural sky

Light Types: Procedural, image based and procedural sky

Includes a large library of HDRI light source captures

Includes a large library of HDRI light source captures

Lighting in Houdini is kept in sync with HDR Light Studio as you work

Lighting in Houdini is kept in sync with HDR Light Studio as you work

The HDR Light Studio lighting project is stored in the Houdini scene

The HDR Light Studio lighting project is stored in the Houdini scene

HDR Light Studio uses OpenColorIO Color Management

HDR Light Studio uses OpenColorIO Color Management

HDR Light Studio can be used Standalone: Loads Alembic and Collada scenes

HDR Light Studio can be used Standalone: Loads Alembic and Collada scenes

Ideal lighting solution for Physically Based Rendering - Photoreal Results

Ideal lighting solution for Physically Based Rendering - Photoreal Results

Requirements

To use HDR Light Studio connected with Houdini,
please purchase HDR Light Studio and add the Houdini Connection at checkout.


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. 7GB disc space
CPU based, no special graphics card required
Compatible with Windows, MacOS and Linux
Compatible with Houdini 15.5, 16, 16.5

HDR Light Studio for Houdini is compatible with these renderers:
Mantra, Arnold, Redshift

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