HDR Light Studio provides a fast and precise way to light a 3D model. The lighting design is saved as a high dynamic range, high resolution environment map. If you purchase the connection license, you can see the lighting evolve in your Solidworks Visualize render as you shape the lighting in HDR Light Studio.
HDR Light Studio's environment map (canvas) is shared with SOLIDWORKS Visualize. During the lighting process a lower resolution map is used for interactive speed. For the final production rendering in SOLIDWORKS Visualize - a full resolution, high dynamic range image is generated and passed through the connection.
Purchasing a connection allows artists to click on the model within SOLIDWORKS Visualize viewports to position lights on the map.
The HDR Light Studio lighting project is embedded within the SOLIDWORKS Visualize scene file. So the scene lighting can be reloaded and edited in the future.