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HDR Light Studio for MODO

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

HDR Light Studio connected to MODO

"The software allows us to very quickly create very realistic lighting set ups for our CGI scenes. It has completely changed how we build our scenes and allowed us to massively improve the quality of renders we produce."


How does HDR Light Studio work with MODO?

HDR Light Studio tethered to MODO

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

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

Key Connection Features

Here you can see the key features of the live-link between HDR Light Studio and MODO

HDR Light Studio plugin for MODO

Live link with HDR Light Studio

Paint Lights in MODO

Paint Light Positions

Make HDRI Maps in MODO

Live HDRI Creation

Edit HDRI Maps in MODO

Live HDRI Editing

HDR Area Lights in MODO

Live 3D HDR Area Lights

HDR Light Sources for MODO

Library of HDR Light Captures

Manage HDRI maps in MODO

Manage HDRIs / Save Light Rigs

HDR Light Studio project stored in MODO

Live Project Sync

Find out more about HDR Light Studio lighting features - visit the main Features web page

Customer Stories

Interview with Lyon Visuals, Visualization Studio

Interview with Lyon Visuals, Visualization Studio

Sonoco-Trident - HDR Light Studio user

Key to Sonoco-Trident 3D Success

Ben Greenfield using HDR Light Studio

Ben Greenfield: The Final Piece I Needed


Made with MODO and HDR Light Studio

Take HDR Light Studio for a spin with MODO



Workflow Tutorial

Workflow for MODO 11, 12, 13 with MODO Renderer or Octane

Workflow Tutorial

Workflow for MODO 11, 12, 13 with V-Ray.

Compatibility (Our Latest Connection Build: 2021.0504)

MODO 15, 14, 13, 12 (on Windows and MacOS)
Renderers: MODO, Octane and V-Ray


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 MODO plug-in connection is included with HDR Light Studio Indie, Pro and Automotive

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