HDR Light Studio 5 Permanent- Node Locked License
Pay once, own the current software forever
• Permanent software license
• Includes 90 days of software updates/patches
• Non-upgradeable in the future
Plug-in connections (for Maya, 3ds Max, etc) are now purchased separately as add-ons.
Click here to browse all available connections
Educational products are no longer to be sold by resellers. Students andTeachers need to apply directly to Lightmap, www.lightmap.co.uk
35% discount on new products to existing Lightmap customers until December 31st 2015.
HDR Light Studio 5 – A lighting tool for 3D artists
HDR Light Studio provides a fast and precise way to light a 3D model. Thelighting design is saved as a high dynamic range, high resolution image that canbe used in any renderer with predictable results.
Load a 3D scene into HDR Light Studio and ‘drag and drop’ preset lights onto therender view – the HDRI map and render view update instantly with the new lightin the correct location. No more trial and error or guessing where to put yourlights.
HDR Light Studio comes with hundreds of light sources, including HDRI capturesof softboxes and spotlights. For more creative control import your own imageryand add it to the HDRI map with a choice of 3 projections – 3D, Planar orSpherical. HDR Light Studio connects with 3D apps - see the HDR lighting evolvein your 3D renderer as you work. Connections are purchased separately as ‘addons’to your main HDR Light Studio license.
Use HDR Light Studio to:
- Quickly create custom HDRI maps – a faster alternative than multiple CG lights or emitters
- Easily create complex lighting and reflections for object like products, jewelry and cars
- Create professional studio lighting environments with real studio light source captures
- Enhance existing HDRI maps to bring out the best in the subject, whilst maintaining the character and details from the original HDRI map
- Build plausible lighting environments for CG objects placed onto backplate imagery
There are over 80 new features in version 5, including:
- Fully customizable user interface
- Drag and Drop preset lights directly onto the 3D model
- Render View updates instantly with lighting changes, no re-render required
- Load your own images as lighting content – LDR or HDRSupports Alembic 3D format
- Supports FBX (windows only)
- Fast multi-threaded rendering of production HDRI maps
- 100 times more precision for light positions and size (than v4)
“HDR Light Studio 5 is revolutionary. I was surprised with the new UI which felt like totally new software to me, but within a few minutes I took full control, being able to customize it to my needs.” Piotr Kosinski, 3D Artist, PK3D Studio
“HDR Light Studio 5 is a great improvement over the previous version. With animproved UI, better and smarter controls and improved connectivity, it really helps speed up the complex lighting setups. We liked version 4, we’ve got a major crush on 5!” Fedde Souverein, CG Supervisor, Souverein Weesp
Two Pricing Models
1. Annual Subscription licenses
Annual Subscription gives customers access to the software at a lower price.Customers on subscription will receive a license to run the software for a yearwith access to all software updates within the subscription period. When thesubscription expires customers can choose to renew it for another year or stopusing the software. (Monthly subscriptions will not be available).
2. Permanent licenses
A permanent license will not expire. It will license the current version of the software on the purchase date and any future releases up to 90 days after the purchase date. Permanent licenses cannot be upgraded when a new release becomes available. If customers wish to benefit from Lightmap's program of continuous development, they’ll need to buy a subscription.
Why is Lightmap changing the pricing model?
Lightmap has been keeping back new features and improvements from customersuntil they have had enough to charge them for an upgrade. This lead toconsiderable delays in releasing new builds. We'd much prefer to release newfeatures as soon as they are done and subscription allows us to do this.
Nodelocked and Floating
Lightmap will provide both nodelocked and floating licenses. For HDR Light Studio 5 Lightmap has removed the minimum purchase of 2 floating licenses.
Secondary License (for Home/Laptop)
HDR Light Studio 4 allowed node locked customers to install the product on awork computer and a home/laptop computer. However, Lightmap has found that thisconcession was widely abused and will be removing this for HDR Light Studio5. For HDR Light Studio 5 a purchase of one license key will license one computeronly. Licenses can be transferred once per year.
Connection (Plug-ins) Licenses
HDR Light Studio 4 Complete allowed customers to connect to any supported 3Dapplication. The cost to Lightmap of supporting these plug-ins was incorporated into the single purchase price of HDR Light Studio 4 and customers ended up paying forconnections they never used. In HDR Light Studio 5 Lightmap will be separating the cost of the plug-ins, to allow customers to pay for only the ones they want.
On launch Lightmap will be selling plug-in connections to 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D,LightWave3D, MODO and VRED. Support for Bunkspeed, Maxwell Studio, DeltaGen, Houdini and Rhino 3D will come later.
There are no upgrades to HDR Light Studio 5. However, for 90 days following thelaunch of HDR Light Studio 5, Lightmap will be providing 30% discount on our new products to existing Lightmap customers. This discount can be used to upgrade existing seats or to purchase additional licenses. This discount will be applied via a voucher code you can use at www.lightmap.co.uk
Customers purchasing HDR Light Studio 4 in April/May 2015
Any customer that has purchased HDR Light Studio 4 in April/May will receive afree-of-charge copy of HDR Light Studio 5 nodelocked subscription. Customersthat bought floating licenses will get floating subscriptions for HDR Light Studio5. Lightmap will supply these directly to end customers.
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