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HDR Light Studio for VRED

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

HDR Light Studio connected to VRED

"In the past, a HDRI was a closed format for us. We had to use it 'as it was'. With HDR Light Studio, these files are open and fully accessible - it's like painting with light! This tool gives us total creative freedom."

Tom Nowak

How does HDR Light Studio work with VRED?

HDR Light Studio tethered to VRED

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

Start HDR Light Studio from VRED, HDR Light Studio replaces the HDRI map
Load an existing HDRI map to edit, or start with a blank canvas
Add a new lights in HDR Light Studio - VRED updates with the new lighting
Click on the 3D model in VRED to position lights
Promote lights to 3D Area Lights as required (VRED 2020.1 + HDR Light Studio Tungsten)
To finish, HDR Light Studio generates high-res HDRI images for the HDRI map and Area Lights
The VRED scene is now ready for final rendering

Key Features

HDR Light Studio plugin for VRED

Live link with HDR Light Studio

Paint Lights in VRED

Paint Light Positions

Make HDRI Maps in VRED

Live HDRI Creation

Edit HDRI Maps in VRED

Live HDRI Editing

HDR Area Lights in VRED

Live 3D HDR Area Lights

HDR Light Sources for VRED

Library of HDR Light Captures

Manage HDRI maps in VRED

Manage HDRIs / Save Light Rigs

HDR Light Studio project stored in VRED

Live Project Sync

Customer Stories

VRED Artist: Tom Nowak - Lean Design GmbH

Lean Design GmbH

VRED Artists: Third Floor Company GmbH

Third Floor Company CGI

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Recom Farmhouse


Made with VRED and HDR Light Studio

Take HDR Light Studio for a spin with VRED



Compatibility (Our Latest Build)

Compatible with: VRED 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 (Windows only)
Area Light creation compatible with: VRED 2020.1 and higher using HDR Light Studio Tungsten and higher.


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 VRED connection is included with HDR Light Studio - Automotive

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