HDR Light Studio for Houdini

Real-time HDR lighting tools for Houdini – HDRI map authoring and HDR Area Lights

HDR Light Studio connected to Houdini

"HDR Light Studio has been a game changer from the start putting the artist back on the driving seat, the results speak volumes but it is the flexibility to design the lighting by painting and interactively work that made our work better... This is the kind of modern tools that change how you work for the better, where the director and creative team work in sync and where the final result is what counts. Just brilliant."

Jordi Barés
Creative Director, Framestore (London)

How does HDR Light Studio work with Houdini?

HDR Light Studio tethered to Houdini

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

Start HDR Light Studio from the Houdini plug-in
Press Play - the Houdini scene is exported and rendered in HDR Light Studio
Paint your shot with lights in HDR Light Studio (Lights are automatically created in Houdini as you light)
Use interactive rendering in Houdini to see the lighting with your shaders
Finish - HDR Light Studio generates high-res HDRI images for your lights
The completed Houdini scene is now ready for rendering

Key Features

HDR Light Studio plugin for Houdini

Live link with HDR Light Studio

Paint Lights in Houdini

Paint Light Positions

Make HDRI Maps in Houdini

Live HDRI Creation

Edit HDRI Maps in Houdini

Live HDRI Editing

HDR Area Lights in Houdini

Live 3D HDR Area Lights

HDR Light Sources for Houdini

Library of HDR Light Captures

Manage HDRI maps in Houdini

Manage HDRIs / Save Light Rigs

HDR Light Studio project stored in Houdini

Live Project Sync

Take HDR Light Studio for a spin with Houdini

TRY HDR LIGHT STUDIO

Gallery

Made with Houdini and HDR Light Studio

Tutorial

Compatibility (Our Latest Build)

Houdini 17, 17.5, 18 (Windows, MacOS, Linux)
Renderers: Mantra, Arnold, Redshift, Octane, V-Ray and RenderMan

Requirements

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