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HDR Light Studio (Tungsten Drop 2)

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Version: Tungsten (Drop 2)
Build Date: 2019.0719

Requirements:
Windows: 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Mac OS: 10.7 or later
Linux:
Certified against: Scientific Linux 7.2
Compatible with:
Centos 7, Fedora 19+ (not 27 though), Ubuntu 13.10+, Mint 16+, Debian 8+, OpenSUSE 13.2+

Connection Requirements:
3ds Max - 2018, 2019, 2020 - Plug-in build 2019.0531 (updated)
Cinema 4D - 18,19, 20 - Plug-in build 2019.0712 (updated)
DeltaGen - 2017, 2018 (and the x-builds), 2019 (and the x-builds) - Plug-in build 2019.0115
Houdini - 16.5, 17, 17.5 - Plug-in build 2019.0314
Maya - 2017, 2018, 2019 - Plug-in build 2019.0531 (updated)
MODO - 11, 12, 13 (Windows and OSX) - Plug-in build 2019.0710 (updated)
LightWave 3D - 2018, 2019 - Plug-in build 2019.0123
Rhino 5 - Plug-in build 2018.0206
Rhino 6 - Plug-in build 2019.0624
Octane Standalone: 4 and 2018 (Windows only) , Plug-in build 2019.0716 (updated)
 
VRED - 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2020.1 (Windows only) - No additional plug-in installation required. (updated)
Maxwell Studio - 4 (Windows only) - No additional plug-in installation required
SOLIDWORKS Visualize - 2017 and above (Windows) - No additional plug-in installation required.

 
WHAT'S NEW?
 
Render View [HDR Light Studio] improvements
Fast Area Lights - Enable this check box and a single average color/brightness is used for the illumination contribution of the area lights. This means a less noisy render result is achieved far faster.
Upgraded Render View to use Embree 3.4.0 tracing engine - faster performance on many scenes - up to 40% faster.

Cinema 4D Connection
See your Cinema 4D Interactive Render inside the HDR Light Studio interface - Supported in Cinema 4D R20 only, with Arnold, Octane, Redshift, Thea.
Added support for Corona render - R18,19,20.
See new workflow here

MODO Connection
See your MODO Interactive Render inside the HDR Light Studio interface - Supported in MODO 11,12,13, with MODO Renderer and Octane Render.
See new workflow here for MODO Renderer
See new workflow here for Octane Renderer

Octane Connection
2018 standalone now supported

Other
New Environment Variable That Overrides System TMPDIR For Holding Our Mutexes Under Posix Systems
Removed support for Mental Images files in HDR Light Studio Render View.

Bug Fixes:
3ds Max Connection - Bug where hidden HDRLS could not be stopped.
3ds Max Connection - HDRLS standin textures to avoid missing files not being used by Arnold.
Maya Connection - LightPaint inaccurate in V-Ray Render View inside HDRLS
Cinema 4D Connection - Duplicating object in C4D incorrectly closes HDR Light Studio.
Cinema 4D Connection / Arnold - Crash/hang bug with area lights and IPR running.
Cinema 4D Connection / Redshift - Camera visibility setting on area lights not working.
Cinema 4D Connection / Arnold - Updated to use TX file for proxy updates and missing textures.
MODO Connection - Export Selected Via File with Collada not working.
Rhino Connection - Octane Framebuffer in Rhino now supported in Octane 4 and Octane 2018 Demo/Studio/Enterprise
Octane Standalone Connection: Lightpaint sometimes inaccurate.
Octane Standalone Connection: Area lights not correctly synced back up causing scene geometry to be hidden when area lights toggled on/off
Octane Standalone Connection: Renaming area lights correctly handled
 

 

 
 

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