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What's New - HDR Light Studio 8

Here are the newest features added to HDR Light Studio 8 Drop 2.2. This version is available to customers with an active 1-year license or with up-to-date maintenance on a permanent license.

Blender Viewport streaming into HDR Light Studio

New Blender Add-on Workflow

Added in HDR Light Studio 8.2.2


The Blender Viewport can now be streamed into the HDR Light Studio interface, allowing you to use our powerful LightPaint tools directly on Blender's interactive render. Users no longer need to export the scene into HDR Light Studio or to arrange the HDR Light Studio interface around Blender's rendering viewport.

New Blender Workflow Tutorial

What else is new in HDR Light Studio 8.2.2?

Check out our release blog post below to learn more about what's new.

Learn more about HDR Light Studio 8.2.2

Video showing the new LightPaint® methods: Shadow and Shade

LightPaint®: Shadow & Shade

Added in HDR Light Studio 8.2


The new LightPaint methods for positioning lights in HDR Light Studio 8.2 offer increased creative freedom. In 'Shadow' mode, users can effortlessly position the light's cast shadow with just a click. Meanwhile, the 'Shade' mode allows for precise light placement to create shade on the clicked surface.

Shadow & Shade Tutorial

Reflection Filter in action

Reflect Your Lighting Designs

Added in HDR Light Studio 8.2


Craft symmetrical lighting designs around an axis on the HDRI with control over reflection direction, brightness, and alpha. The blend control ensures smooth transitions. The reflection filter is perfect for speeding up studio lighting for products and pack shots. Additionally, it offers creative uses for creating floor reflections and water effects.

Reflection Filter Tutorial

Auditioning Environments, Lights, Elements

Auditioning Presets

Added in HDR Light Studio 8.2


The Audition mode allows you to preview presets on the currently selected light by hovering the cursor over them. Upon discovering a preferred preset, you can apply it by simply double-clicking on it. This feature notably speeds up the exploration of lighting options, allowing for the audition of HDRI maps, lights, colors, and a range of other selections.

Preset Improvements Tutorial

What else is new in HDR Light Studio 8.2?

Check out our release blog post below to learn more about what's new.

Learn more about HDR Light Studio 8.2

A video showing scrim lights in the real-world photography studio, compared to scrim lights in HDR Light Studio.

Light Like a Pro with Scrim Lights

Added in HDR Light Studio 8.1


Scrim Lighting is a technique used by professional photographers in the studio to light products, jewelry, and even cars. A Scrim Light combines a sheet of translucent material, called a scrim, with a separate light source illuminating the scrim from behind.

HDR Light Studio 8 adds Scrim Lighting that is easy to control, real-time, and renders fast in your 3D software. The light source is easily positioned behind the scrim using the interactive top and front views of the scrim setup.

Scrim Light Tutorial

A video showing controling light properties such as brightness, position, scale, and rotation, directly in the Render Views and Canvas.

LightPaint Enhanced

Added in HDR Light Studio 8.1


HDR Light Studio 8 has expanded the LightPaint system. It's now possible to control many more light properties directly in the Render Views and Canvas - such as brightness, position, scale, rotation, and even the Light placement within the Scrim Light. Keyboard shortcuts allow you to change LightPaint tools in any view - speeding up the workflow.

User Interface Tutorial

What else is new in HDR Light Studio 8.1?

Check out our release blog post below to learn more about what's new.

Learn more about HDR Light Studio 8.1

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