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Lightmap - HDR Light Studio for Rhino

Lightmap - HDR Light Studio for Rhino


Create the perfect HDRI environment in minutes with HDR Light Studio. Lighting shots is now fast, precise and easy. Simply click on the model in Rhinoceros to position lights on a live HDRI map. HDR Light Studio transforms your Rhino lighting workflow:

  • Studio Lighting
  • Lighting to match a back-plate image
  • Adding lights/adjustments to existing HDRI maps

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Key Benefits

Improve Image Quality

  • Create perfect ‘custom’ HDRI lighting for your shot
  • Lights can be precisely positioned to enhance a product’s form and materials
  • Photographic studio light sources bring realism to your images

Fast Lighting Workflow

  • LightPaint – click on the 3D model in Rhino to position lights on the HDRI map
  • Light directly on the camera view without navigating in 3D to position lights
  • HDRI map containing all lights will render faster than individual 3D lights

Key Features

  • LightPaint – click on the 3D model in Rhino to position lights
  • Create and edit HDRI maps in real-time
  • Procedural lights, image based lights and procedural sky
  • Includes a large library of HDRI light source captures
  • HDR Light Studio project is stored in the Rhino scene file

How does HDR Light Studio work with Rhino?

The model has materials assigned, the camera view is setup, you are now ready to light …
  1. Start HDR Light Studio from the Rhino environment
  2. Load an existing HDRI map to edit, or start with a blank canvas
  3. Add a new lights in HDR Light Studio
  4. Click on the 3D model in Rhino to position lights
  5. To finish, HDR Light Studio generates a high-res HDRI map for the Rhino environment
  6. The Rhino scene is now ready for final rendering

    Renderer compatibility

    HDR Light Studio for Rhino is compatible with these renderers:


    • Software delivery via internet download
    • Internet connection required for license activation
    • HDR Light Studio software requires approx. 200MB disc space
    • Preset light content requires approx. 7 GB disc space
    • CPU based, no special graphics card required
    • Compatible with Rhino 5 (Windows only)

      Trial version

      Take your free 15 day trial of HDR Light Studio for Rhino here:

      Licensing options

      HDR Light Studio Carbon (Drop 1) was launched in February 2018 as a new upgrade terminology replacing older software version numbers (like 5.4). HDR Light Studio is available in two license options – annual subscription license or perpetual license:

      Annual subscription

      Get access to the software and all its updates during one year. When the subscription period expires you no longer have access to the software, unless you want to renew the subscription for another year. Available as  node locked or floating, see below.

      Perpetual license

      A perpetual license does not expire. It gives you access to the latest software version by the time of purchase. You get access to updates released up to 90 days after time of purchase. Perpetual licenses can not be upgraded when newer software versions are released. If you want to benefit from future updates annual subscription is the better option. Available as node locked or floating:

      • Node locked license: the license is locked to one computer
      • Floating license: every license can be used by a user on all computers on the same local network

      Activating a license is easy with HDR Light Studio: at purchase an activation code is entered when the software runs. The code obtains a license key and quickly installs it. This apply to both floating and node locked. If there are no license key, HDR Light Studio runs in demo mode, whichs means a watermark, limited environment map resolution and that projects can not be saved.

      Software Specifications
      Plugin / Add-On for Rhinoceros
      Software type Rendering
      Edition Commercial
      License Type New license
      • Product Code: rhino-connection
      • Availability: Choose option...
      • From 4,595 SEK
      • Ex Tax: 3,676 SEK

      Available Options

      Please note that the right to return an item does not apply to digital deliveries or computer software where the serial number is delivered digitally. Even digital deliveries have a processing time as serial numbers and such must be verified.

      Tags: Lightmap, Rhino, McNeel, Rhinoceros, CAD, Connection, HDR Light Studio, Lighting, HDR image, HDRI

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