SOFTWARE REVIEW: HDR Light Studio Xenon
3D World UK|Christmas 2020
Lighting is a task that takes a particular set of skills and experience to master, but HDR Light Studio is a tool that allows even the novice to produce fantastic-looking renders, using whichever pipeline they prefer.
Rob Redman

PRICE £95 (Indie licence) | COMPANY Lightmap | WEBSITE www.lightmap.co.uk

FEATURES

Drag-and-drop preset lights

Ships with a good library of preset light sources to build your rig

Excellent connection plugins for most host applications

IMAGE-BASED LIGHTING

Something to keep in mind is that the end result of the setup is actually a single HDRI, which gets baked based on the lights you set up. This can be applied to a light dome or sky object, or simply use the connection plugins for the easiest of workflows.

The premise is a simple one, in that all you need to do is load a model into HDR Light Studio and then use a set of simple-to-use tools to add, position, and tweak assorted lights and properties.

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