NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, UK — Lightmap’s (www.lightmap.co.uk) HDR Light Studio V.5.4 focusses on providing 3D artists with additional control and freedom when lighting. The ability to precisely position and orient lights intuitively enhances speed and creativity. Artists can now light more instinctively, as though in a studio environment, and fine tune as they go.
HDR Light Studio’s intuitive approach is enhanced in V.5.4 by the addition of adjustable light handles that can be positioned anywhere within the light and dynamically moved. Full three-axis rotation now allows 3D mapped lights to be oriented in any direction (x,y and z) and manipulated easily with HDR Light Studio’s click and drag lighting controls. The introduction of four rotation modes (free, v-lock, h-lock and fixed) allow the user to change the orientation characteristics of a light, making many tasks, such as replicating studio setups simpler, quicker and more accurate.
Thirty two additional studio light sources have also been added to the preset library and V.5.4’s Cinema 4D connection now supports R18. Lightmap is offering HDR Light Studio for free for 15 days. US pricing is $445 for an annual subscription.