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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…

  1. Start HDR Light Studio from VRED, HDR Light Studio replaces the HDRI map
  2. Load an existing HDRI map to edit, or start with a blank canvas
  3. Add a new lights in HDR Light Studio - VRED updates with the new lighting
  4. Click on the 3D model in VRED to position lights
  5. Promote lights to 3D Area Lights as required (VRED 2020.1 and higher)
  6. 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

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VRED Lighting Plugin Features

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

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

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

VRED 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

VRED Gallery

VRED renders lit with HDR Light Studio

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

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VRED Lighting Tutorial

Compatibility (Our Latest HDR Light Studio Build: 2024.0307)

Compatible with: VRED 2020.1+ (Windows only)
Area Light creation compatible with: VRED 2020.1 and higher using HDR Light Studio Tungsten and higher.

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This VRED connection is included with HDR Light Studio - Automotive

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