HDR Light Studio for Maya

Light Maya scenes faster with HDR Light Studio. Unleash your creativity and raise image quality to the next level.

"HDR Light Studio was invaluable for getting quality and fast results in the lighting – we were able to light accurately and in a very creative way, definitely making the process very enjoyable and intuitive for the lighting artist."

Andrew Rowan-Robinson

Creative Director & Head of CG, Integrated Advertising

Creative Director & Head of CG, Integrated Advertising

How does HDR Light Studio work with Maya?

How does HDR Light Studio work with Maya?

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

1. Start HDR Light Studio from the Maya plug-in
2. Export the Maya scene into HDR Light Studio’s live 3D view
3. Paint your shot with lights in HDR Light Studio (Lights are automatically created in Maya as you light)
4. (Optional) Start interactive rendering in Maya and see the results as you light
5. To finish, HDR Light Studio generates high-res HDRI images for your lights
6. The completed Maya scene is now ready for rendering locally, or on a farm

Key Features

Our Maya 4D plug-in creates a live link with HDR Light Studio

Our Maya 4D plug-in creates a live link with HDR Light Studio

Maya's IPR in HDR Light Studio UI for Light Painting

Maya's IPR in HDR Light Studio UI for Light Painting

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

Create and edit HDRI maps in real-time

Create and edit HDRI maps in real-time

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

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

Includes a large library of HDRI light source captures

Includes a large library of HDRI light source captures

Light Types: Procedural, image based and procedural sky

Light Types: Procedural, image based and procedural sky

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

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

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

The HDR Light Studio lighting project is stored in the Maya 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 Maya,
please purchase HDR Light Studio and add the Maya 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

HDR Light Studio Compatibility (Current Build):
Maya 2016.5, 2017, 2018
Renderers: V-Ray, Arnold, Maxwell Render, RenderMan, Redshift, Octane

Email sales@lightmap.co.uk to find out product options available for older versions of Maya

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