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Real-time HDRI map authoring for Rhino 3D

HDR Light Studio connected to Rhino 3D

"HDR Light Studio is a fantastic tool for product design and jewelry renderings. Now, I only need a V-Ray Dome Light and the connection to HDR Light Studio. With the LightPaint feature I’m sure to get the reflections and lighting I want fast and easy."

Michael Fritzsche

How does HDR Light Studio work with Rhino?

HDR Light Studio tethered to Rhino 3D

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

Start HDR Light Studio from the Rhino environment
Load an existing HDRI map to edit, or start with a blank canvas
Add a new lights in HDR Light Studio
Click on the 3D model in Rhino to position lights
To finish, HDR Light Studio generates a high-res HDRI map for the Rhino environment
The Rhino scene is now ready for final rendering

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Rhino Lighting Plugin Features

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

HDR Light Studio plugin for Rhino 3D

Live link with HDR Light Studio

Paint Lights in Rhino 3D

Paint Light Positions

Make HDRI Maps in Rhino 3D

Live HDRI Creation

Edit HDRI Maps in Rhino 3D

Live HDRI Editing

Library of HDR Light Captures

Library of HDR Light Captures

Manage HDRI maps in Rhino 3D

Manage HDRIs / Save Light Rigs

HDR Light Studio project stored in Rhino 3D

Live Project Sync

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

Rhino Render Gallery

Rhino renders lit with HDR Light Studio

See more images lit with HDR Light Studio at our gallery.

Rhino Lighting Tutorials

Workflow with Cycles

Requires Rhino 6 on Windows

Workflow with Octane

Requires Rhino 6 on Windows

Workflow with V-Ray

Requires Rhino 6 on Windows

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Detailed documentation for installation, workflow and more can be found here

Compatibility (Our Latest Connection Build: 2024.0307)

Compatible with Rhino 6, 7, 8 (Windows only)

HDR Light Studio for Rhino is compatible with these renderers:
Rhino, Cycles, Octane, V-Ray.

See the Current Features Compatibility Chart for all Connections 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

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

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