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 Studio-like Lighting
HDR Light Studio is an optional plugin application for Design 3D CX 8 that allows you to interactively build your lighting and reflections to achieve studio-like lighting.

What is HDR Light Studio?
HDR Light Studio lets you easily build Lightdomes in real-time by creating and editing HDRI environment maps. As you develop your custom HDRI map you see its lighting effect in real-time on your Design 3D project via LiveRay.

Click on your 3D model to move the active light to a new location on the HDRI map that will illuminate or be reflected in that part of your 3D model. We call this point and click approach to lighting your shot “LightPaint”.

HDR Light Studio is much more than an HDR editor – it’s a revolutionary new lighting tool that fits into your existing workflow. It’s the fastest way to get your lighting vision out of your head, and onto the screen.

Use HDR Light Studio to:
Create a custom HDRI map for each shot as a faster alternative to creating and moving lights or emitters in 3D to light your scenes

Create complex and precise lighting & reflections for reflective objects like products, jewelry and cars

Create professional studio lighting environments containing real studio light source captures.

Load and control existing HDRI maps and backgrounds with local adjustments to exposure, color and saturation – even adding additional lights. Re-light the HDR to emphasize the beauty of the subject, while maintaining the character and detail within the original HDRI.

Create convincing lighting for CG objects placed into photographic backgrounds using color matching tools.

Create a HDR environment as the foundation to your shot containing the majority of ambient lighting – as a result, add far less CG light sources than ever before, only where you need them.

HDR Light Studio: Benefits
Light shots faster
Quickly explore and perfect your lighting by placing lighting and edits directly in your shot with instant feedback.

Increase image quality
HDR Light Studio brings a higher level of control to your lighting through realistic HDR captures and procedural lighting and effects that will bring your materials to life.

Maximize existing content
Enhance and augment existing HDRI maps to control their effect on your shot. Create plausible lighting for use with existing back-plates using powerful color matching tools.

Reduce render times
Take advantage of image based lighting to significantly reduce your final render times or to light real-time assets.

Who uses HDR Light Studio?
HDR light Studio can be used to light any 3D content and is becoming an industry standard worldwide in automotive/product visualization, photo/retouch/CGI studios and VFX studios.

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