Sun 27th Oct 2013 | News
Bunkspeed 2014 products add live connection to Lightmap HDR Light Studio.
Users of Bunkspeed Shot, Pro and Drive can now enjoy out of the box live integration with Lightmap’s HDR Light Studio software for the live creation and editing of HDRI maps with instant feedback in the render view.
Lightmap and Bunkspeed have worked closely to develop a tight integration that provides seamless new lighting features for Bunkspeed users. For example, placing lights in the shot is as simple as clicking on the model in the render view, we call this feature LightPaint and it’s the fastest most intuitive way to light a CG image. Users can create multiple HDR Light Studio environments in Bunkspeed and hot swap between them for comparison and further editing.
Mark Segasby, CEO of Lightmap, says, “I am really proud of the new integration with Bunkspeed products. We have achieved a seamless integration for the end user. The way Bunkspeed works allows multiple HDR Light Studio environments in a single scene so users can try out a wide range of lighting designs and switch between them with ease, all HDR Light Studio lighting projects are embedded in the Bunkspeed project, so for the end user they just light the shot and don’t worry about the technicalities. We are looking forwarding to seeing what Bunkspeed users can create given the new enhanced lighting capabilities”
Any existing HDR or EXR environment can also be edited in HDR Light Studio. The new integration is so simple to use, yet provides a very powerful lighting tool kit and includes photographic captures of a wide range of studio light sources that bring added realism to renders with subtle details seen in reflections.
"Most of us work with HDRI's, but the ability to create and manipulate them directly through your render scenes is a phenomenal next step. The integration into Bunkspeed is unique and smooth," says Daniel Simon, celebrated vehicle concept designer.
Main HDR Light Studio features for Bunkspeed users:
Non-destructive, interactive HDRI map creation and editing
Live Connection between HDR Light Studio and Bunkspeed
LightPaint – Point and click light source positioning and selection in Bunkspeed
Highly controllable procedural light sources
Library of HDR lights, including HDR captures of studio light sources
Layered lighting system with blend modes
Enhance existing HDRI maps via localized adjustments to color, exposure and saturation
Augment existing HDRI maps with additional light sources
Create multiple HDR Light Studio environment designs within a single Bunkspeed scene
HDR Light Studio lighting project embedded in the Bunkspeed scene
To take advantage of the new HDR Light Studio compatibility, Bunkspeed 2014 users should update to the latest build of their Bunkspeed product and purchase a seat of HDR Light Studio 4 from Lightmap.