HDR Light Studio | Maxwell Studio

Real-time HDRI map authoring for Maxwell Studio

HDR Light Studio connected to Maxwell Studio

"HDR Light studio has made lighting faster, more accurate and more fun for me. The traditional way of lighting in CGI always felt awkward to me. After trying out HDR Light Studio on a project, we have never lit any scene without using it."


Dario van Houwelingen


How does HDR Light Studio work with Maxwell Studio?

HDR Light Studio tethered to Maxwell Studio

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

Start HDR Light Studio from the Maxwell Studio environment
Load an existing HDRI map to edit, or start with a blank canvas
Start Maxwell Studio’s FIRE render view
Add a new light to the HDRI map in HDR Light Studio
The FIRE render view updates instantly as changes are made in HDR Light Studio
To finish, HDR Light Studio generates a high-res HDRI map for the environment
The Maxwell Studio scene is now ready for final rendering

Key Features

HDR Light Studio plugin for Maxwell Studio

Live link with HDR Light Studio

Make HDRI Maps in Maxwell Studio

Live HDRI Creation

Edit HDRI Maps in Maxwell Studio

Live HDRI Editing

HDR Light Sources for Maxwell Studio

Library of HDR Light Captures

Manage HDRI maps in Maxwell Studio

Manage HDRIs / Save Light Rigs

HDR Light Studio project stored in Maxwell Studio

Live Project Sync


Made with Maxwell Studio and HDR Light Studio

Customer Stories

Wonder Vision: Passion for Detail

Wonder Vision

Dekode - Virtual studio photography


Take HDR Light Studio for a spin with Maxwell Studio


Compatibility (Our Latest Build)

Compatible with Maxwell Studio 4/5 - Windows Only

See the Current Features Compatibility Chart PDF here


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