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HDR-ProStudio for Blender 2.8


Vlad T. Mafteiu-Scai writes:

Perfect lighting and reflections in Blender 2.8+

HDR-Studio is a Blender addon that helps you produce eye-candy results, with thousands of possible lighting solutions for your product, character or other 3D art. With HDR-Studio, you’ll discover new lighting setups, and create a gorgeous render in minutes.


  • Procedural Lights: Ellipse and Polygonal
  • Image Lights
  • Unlimited Lights
  • Supports native paint tools painting on the HDRI.
  • Independent light bulb settings with brightness curve editing.
  • Flat, Gradient(linear,radial and conical falloffs) and image textures.
  • Multiple Blend Modes supported to mix lights and images together
  • Real time updates in preview render(Cycles Render)
  • Export the 32bit image as HDR or OpenEXR

New changes for Blender 2.8:

  • Works with Eevee!
  • Multithreaded and faster overall due to major code rewrite and cleanup.
  • New border previews for faster operations when moving lights.
  • Max Brightness is now 100. We included soft values too.
  • Scale and rotate limitations are now gone.
  • Imported images can be used as lights, not just as a background.
  • Append HDR images with lights from another blend file.
  • Added icons instead of ugly checkboxes.
  • Reorder lights in layer list.
  • Several bug fixes.

Find out more on gumroad.


  1. This addon has revolutionized the way I work and has greatly increased the quality of my renderings, I use it along with the E-cycles addon, in my opinion it's a great combination.
    I think the developer could have a blog or page to show buyers what news will come and improvements.

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