Lightmap has released a KeyShot plug-in for HDR Light Studio Pro 2.0, its intuitive HDR design software. The app enables users to design custom studio lighting set-ups in real time, exporting the result as a HDR image.
The KeyShot plug-in, which is free to registered users, joins existing HDR Light Studio Pro plug-ins for Maxwell Render 2.5 and Deep Exploration 6. HDR Light Studio Pro 2.0 costs £599 (around $975).
PRESS RELEASE (Excerpts)
Lightmap Ltd is proud to announce the launch of the HDR Light Studio Live plug-in for Luxion KeyShot. HDR Light Studio brings a professional real-time HDRI lighting tool-kit directly into KeyShot to allow users to vastly improve the quality of their renders with custom lighting designs for each shot that brings out the best in the subject. With its simple yet powerful interface, 3D artists, designers and engineers of all levels can quickly transform their shots into works of art to help sell their new ideas. Existing HDR environments can be augmented to improve the quality of their renders with more control over the lighting and reflections.
“Lightmap is really excited to have partnered with Luxion to bring our HDRI lighting tool-kit directly inside KeyShot, the cutting edge real-time visualization software. The performance of the two products working together is awesome, with lighting adjustments happening instantly in the real-time KeyShot viewport – it feels just like
a professional photo shoot happening inside your computer. KeyShot and HDR Light Studio are the perfect combination for product designers, engineers and even photographers, for the fast and efficient creation of CGI marketing images of new CAD designs” said Mark Segasby, CEO of Lightmap Ltd.
“The KeyShot plugin feels like a breath of fresh air. Integration is seamless and the instant fluidity with which highlights can be positioned really is a liberating experience.” said Daniel Richardson of Greaves Best Design.
Kevin Quigley, Quigley Design says “Using the plug in for KeyShot takes the guesswork out of lighting and gives the user total control of the scene. You want a white product against a white background? No problem! Using this plug-in the user can control the highlights and shadows to accentuate even the most subtle forms – all in real-time. This is precision rendering! This takes HDRI based rendering to a totally new level.”
Pricing and Availability
HDR Light Studio Live for KeyShot is included with the HDR Light Studio 2.0 ‘Pro’ edition – available immediately from the Lightmap web store and from resellers world-wide. Additionally, throughout September and October 2011, HDR Light Studio 2.0 Pro edition will be available with a 25% discount.