NEWARK, UK — Lightmap, the developer of HDR Light Studio, a dedicated lighting application for 3D artists, has introduced Carbon, which represents the element used in the filament of the first commercially available light bulbs. HDR Light Studio (www.lightmap.co.uk) enables artists to light their shots fast and with creative control. The dedicated lighting interface speeds up the lighting process with drag and drop simplicity.
Existing HDR Light Studio subscription and maintenance customers can login to their account and download HDR Light Studio Carbon today. Pricing starts at $445 for a one-year license, but a 15-day free trial is also available.
The release offers a new Render View. Pressing the play button will start an interactive rendering session in the connected 3D software and display the image in the HDR Light Studio interface. Artists can use LightPaint to click on the render to position lights and see the external render update instantly inside HDR Light Studio. Drag and drop preset lights are available too.
The solution is well suited for users with a single display. Everything the need to create high-quality lighting is now available inside HDR Light Studio’s interface and there is no need to juggle two interfaces. The new Render View is compatible with the following 3D software and renderers: 3ds Max – V-Ray, Corona, Arnold, Redshift; Maya – V-Ray, Arnold, Octane, Redshift, RenderMan.
Additional improvements include HiDPI display support, the ability to Change the diffuse color in the Render View, major speed boosts to production renders containing Procedural Sky, and easier client setup with floating licenses.