You're blocking ads, which pay for BlenderNation. Read about other ways to support us.

Coming soon: HDR Light Studio integration for Blender

3

HDR Light Studio is a renowned editor that is designed to ease 3D scene lighting creation using High Dynamic Range Images. HDR Studio's developer Lightmap has announced that Blender integration is on its way.

HDR Light Studio was already available for the major commercial 3D editors such as 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D and Houdini. The application live-connects to the host application, adding powerful and convenient interactive tools for HDRI-based lighting design and positioning.

Below are a few impressions of the interaction between HDR Light Studio and Blender.

HDRI environment map editing, live-updated from HDR Light Studio to Blender

HDRI environment map editing, live-updated from HDR Light Studio to Blender

HDRI-textured Area Lights placement synchronized between HDR Light Studio and Blender

HDRI-textured Area Lights placement synchronized between HDR Light Studio and Blender

The price for an indie HDR Light Studio license is € 125 annually (about $ 137 with the current currency rate).

The Blender add-on is currently being finalized in a closed beta stage, but you can sign up to be notified of the release, and in the meantime you can check out HDR Light Studio by installing the trial version.

About Author

Metin Seven

Dutch freelance 3D illustrator, modeler and visualizer — metinseven.nl | Writer for Blender Nation, CG Boost and CG Cookie | Blender Artists and Blender Devtalk forum moderator | Former news cartoonist, TV series animator, game designer and magazine editor

3 Comments

    • HDR Light Studio offers more functionality, and includes a large HDR light texture library. But if your budget is tight, the alternatives you mentioned are definitely interesting.

    • i imagine it's the extremely polished workflow, fast editing, and tons of assets. I've tried both of the free solutions you mentioned and they are both prone to crashing, extremely laggy, and have a really odd workflow.. but for people who aren't looking for a commercial solution it's good that they're available, personally I'll be buying HDR Light Studio whenever the blender plugin is finished.

Leave A Reply

To add a profile picture to your message, register your email address with Gravatar.com. To protect your email address, create an account on BlenderNation and log in when posting a message.