New: Lightmap HDR Light Studio -Tungsten is Now Available

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Lightmap has announced the availability of the latest version of HDR Light Studio – Tungsten. The release adds “composites” to the features set and has a new product range.

Lightmap HDR Light Studio -Tungsten

The Tungsten release adds ‘Composites’ to its feature set, allowing users to group lights, to mask and add effects to individual lights and much more. In addition, the way HDR Light Studio is packaged and priced has also been refreshed with a new product range. Introducing HDR Light Studio – Indie, Pro and Automotive.

“If you want to get into higher level with your renderings and decrease the time spent on the lighting set-ups, HDR Light Studio is definitely THE SOLUTION!”
– Piotr Kosinski, 3D Artist, PK3D Studio



What’s new in HDR Light Studio Tunsten?


Composites are a major new feature benefitting all users of HDR Light Studio.

Previous versions of HDR Light Studio had a single Light List. The lights in the list are composited together using their blend modes and the final result is what you see on the HDR Canvas image. With the new ‘Composite Content’ type in the Tungsten release – we have expanded this concept. Now a light can get its visual appearance from a nested set of HDR Light Studio lights that have their own Light List and Canvas. The composited result of these lights is the texture used on the parent light.

You can use Composites to:
• Group Lights
• Control a group of lights (brightness, position, color etc)
• Store Multiple Lighting Designs in one HDR Light Studio project
• Isolate and Edit Individual Lights
• Mask Lights
• Clone and move areas of the HDRI map
• Combine different regions of multiple HDRI maps
• Dissect and take control of light regions in existing HDRI maps

Previously HDR Light Studio had a single Light List where every light affects everything beneath it. For example, you could not brighten the edge of a light using another light without this brightening effect spilling over the surrounding area. Using Composites, you can now isolate a single light and edit it using other lights, to boost brightness or to mask/cut it. This enables lots of new possibilities in HDR Light Studio.

New Product Range – HDR Light Studio – Indie, Pro and Automotive

Lightmap have changed the way we sell HDR Light Studio with the new Tungsten release. The new product range bundles HDR Light Studio, a collection of Connections and Support into a single product. For many customer scenarios these new license models are lower cost and provide more value for money. The included Connections means customers can use HDR Light Studio with a wide range of 3D software without having to justify any additional Connection purchases.

Indie, Pro and Automotive include HDR Light Studio and the following Connections: 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, MODO, LightWave3D, Houdini, Maxwell Studio, Rhino 3D, Octane Standalone, SOLIDWORKS Visualize.

Automotive additionally includes the VRED, DeltaGen and Patchwork 3D Connections.

This is the first time Lightmap has offered a low cost Indie license for HDR Light Studio and we are excited to see what our new Indie users will create with the software. The Indie software is fully functional and not restricted in any way.

Existing HDR Light Studio and Connection licenses are compatible with HDR Light Studio Tungsten. If you have a Subscription or a Permanent license with up-to-date Maintenance – download and update your software today. You will be entitled to run the software using the licenses you have already purchased. Existing permanent licenses can be maintained as usual moving forwards.

Updated Compatibility

  • 3ds Max 2020
  • Maya 2019
  • MODO 13
  • Houdini 17.5
  • LightWave 3D 19
  • DeltaGen 2019 (and the x-builds)

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Posted by Kim Sternisha