Studio Lighting Illumination Kit 2 (SLIK 2)
SLIK 2 is a workflow-optimized photographer-friendly CG lighting system that streamlines lighting setups for synthetic photography and product renderings. SLIK 2 offers a complete solution for realistically lighting your models: use the included lighting setups or create your own from the provided range of lights, tripods, booms, cameras, reflectors and platform backdrops; quickly and easily refine your lighting, with support for working interactively in the viewport and with Preview; optionally, save out a customized HDR image for image-based lighting.
What's included in the SLIK 2 kit?
- 15 base assembly presets
- 20 lighting setups covering small-scale, medium-scale, large-scale and portrait studio photography
- 20 x 2K HDR environment maps
- 34 x 4K lighting textures
- 12 material presets
- Instructional videos
- Guided manual
Whether you start with one of the included presets, or build your own setup from the provided components, studio lighting in MODO has never been faster or easier. What’s more, support for working interactively with MODO’s Preview renderer means you can iterate without interruptions, to refine your work in less time.
The lighting assembly presets—which make up the core of the kit—make use of luminous polygons, lights and IES light files, which can be freely downloaded from light bulb manufacturing sites or from the The Foundry Community Asset Site. They provide a realistic lighting pattern for the system and can dramatically increase the realism in renders. All the controls are made available in the viewport, so you can focus on refining your lighting while getting direct feedback. You can light a scene from the camera point of view in a similar way that traditional photographers approach lighting—you can even select where on the object you want the highlight or light to hit, as opposed to the manual approach of moving tripods.
Image-based lighting is a breeze in SLIK 2. Simply load a studio preset, render out a custom high-quality HDR panorama, and then easily replace the studio lighting with the HDR. Or, start from one of the included HDRs or one you’ve created within SLIK, swap in the studio lighting used to create it at the click of a button, and make tweaks to customize the environment for your needs—then bake back to HDR.
Whether you just need a quick-fix lighting solution to drop a model into, or a streamlined way to build your own lighting studio, SLIK 2 offers a combination of features and ease-of-use not found in any other lighting system. Add lights, arrange, tweak light controls, render. It’s as simple as that.
What's new in SLIK 2?
Intuitive automatic light-targeting process
Lightboard Controller—a one-stop shop to control all SLIK lights including mute, solo, relink, intensity, color, global intensity
34 new 4K light textures
Studio Save feature
HDR Bake feature
SLIK HDR Studio Swap: swaps from HDR to full studio lights to allow tweaking
In-camera control system for SLIK 2 lights
Automatic render pass with recoloring
Automatic composition script using Adobe® Photoshop CC 2015 or Adobe® After Effects CC 2015
Single-click preference system
Updated lights and presets
New smart material library
Material Override for quick lighting tests
Physical Sun preset system
Custom Preset Save feature
Ability to remove tripod/secondary meshes from view
Performance-optimized SLIK 2 assemblies and options
Basic knowledge of MODO, rendering and lighting concepts recommended.
MODO 901 or greater
All files delivered via electronic download.
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