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Lightmap Launches HDR Light Studio 5

Creative 3D Lighting Software Gets Major Update Including New UI and Preview Renderer

London, England – 12 May 2015 – Today, Lightmap announced the immediate availability of  HDR Light Studio 5. Featuring a major redesign that includes a new, flexible UI, Lightmap’s popular lighting tool has been reborn with over 80 new features and enhancements for professional 3D artists working in advertising, design, animation and VFX.

HDR Light Studio’s patented “click-to-light” system dramatically reduces an artist’s lighting time. By placing lights directly into a render view, artists get instant updates on their progress, ensuring a faster, more fluid user experience. Re-engineered to handle huge images and 3D data, HDR Light Studio 5 opens up a host of new lighting possibilities to artists, while added support for Alembic, OpenImageIO and OpenColorIO makes it even more accessible to the modern studio pipeline.

Key new features in HDR Light Studio 5:

“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, and was able to customize it to my needs,” said Piotr Kosinski, 3D Artist at PK3D Studio.

“HDR Light Studio 5 is a great improvement over the previous version. With an improved UI, better and smarter controls and improved connectivity, it really helps speed up the complex lighting setups. We liked version 4, but we’ve got a major crush on 5!” said Fedde Souverein, CG Supervisor at Souverein Weesp.

HDR Light Studio 5 also heralds the introduction of a continual software development model that will bring many new features and enhancements in the coming year.

Pricing and Availability 
HDR Light Studio 5 is available on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux through the Lightmap website ( www.lightmap.co.uk) and its authorized resellers. New pricing starts at £695 / $995 / €945 for permanent licenses, and £295 / $445 / €395 for annual subscriptions including software updates.

About Lightmap Ltd
Lightmap Ltd develops creative, innovative, market leading technology for computer graphics artists. Lightmap’s patented image-based lighting software, HDR Light Studio, is now used worldwide by thousands of professional image makers in advertising, design, animation and VFX. For more information, visit  www.lightmap.co.uk.