By DE Editors
Lightmap has announced the availability of HDR Light Studio v3.0. New features include localized exposure, color and saturation tools using new light blending modes, custom fall-off curves, a new color system for lighting artists, and Collada support.
“The new blending modes for lights in version 3.0 are awesome,” said Bruce Bigelow, creative director and partner at Electric Art, via a press statement issued by Lightmap. “ because you can dodge and burn huge areas of high-res HDRI backgrounds instantly and with an incredible smoothness you can’t achieve in any other software. With the new custom fall-off curves, new light shapes are infinite. It’s a quantum leap from 2.0.”
HDR Light Studio is a lighting toolkit that can be used stand-alone by importing 3D scenes into LiveLight, or in conjunction with a number of Live plug-in partners, including KeyShot, Maxwell Studio, Deep Exploration, VRED and Patchwork3D.
“The new blending modes in v3.0 are game changing additions to HDR Light Studio. The ability to fine tune exposure, color and saturation within the software is invaluable. It can make the difference between a nice image and an amazing one,” according to Greg Peruski, CGI artist at Mid Coast Studio via the Lightmap press statement. “I also appreciate the ability to place a back-plate image in the LiveLight window now. It makes the process of lighting more intuitive … Being able to see your lighting in context with the back-plate is a huge benefit.”
For more information, visit Lightmap.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.