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HDR Light Studio (Xenon Drop 2)

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Version: Xenon (Drop 2)
Build Date: 2021.0121

Requirements:
Windows: 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Mac OS: 10.13.0 (High Sierra) 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 - 2019, 2020, 2021 - Plug-in build 2020.0814
Blender - 2.83 (LTS) and higher - Plug-in build 2020.0928 (updated)
Cinema 4D - 19, 20, 21.115 or higher, 22, 23 - Plug-in build 2019.1212
DeltaGen - 2017, 2018, 2019 (and the x-builds), 2020 (and the x-builds) - Plug-in build 2020.0319
Houdini - 17.5, 18, 18.5 - Plug-in build 2020.1207 (updated)
Maya - 2018, 2019, 2020 - Plug-in build 2020.1203 (updated)
MODO - 11, 12, 13, 14 (Windows and OSX) - Plug-in build 2019.0710
LightWave 3D - 2018, 2019, 2020 - Plug-in build 2019.1212
Rhino 5 (Windows only) - Plug-in build 2018.0206
Rhino 6 (Windows only) - Plug-in build 2019.0624
Octane Standalone: 2020. 2020.2 (Windows only) , Plug-in build 2020.1208 new
 
VRED - 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2020.1, 2021 (Windows only) - No additional plug-in installation required.
Maxwell Studio - 4/5 (Windows only) - No additional plug-in installation required
SOLIDWORKS Visualize - 2017 and above (Windows) - No additional plug-in installation required.

 
WHAT'S NEW?
 
Filters
 
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The first filter added to HDR Light Studio is Diffusion - a blur effect that mimics the diffusion of light through a material like tracing paper or cloth. Spreading and softening the light.
Diffusion updates in real-time and is energy conserving. Preserving the amount of light in your shot. We can't wait to see what you will do with it.
Find out more here.
 

Light Looks
 
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A single HDR Light Studio project file can now contain multiple lighting designs organized in a tree hierarchy.
These are controlled from the new Light Looks panel.
Find out more here.

 
Additional Changes
 
'Toggle Area Light' available from right-click in the Light List
You can select multiple lights in the list and toggle their area light state.
 
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Demo Presets
Demo Presets now ship in the main HDR Light Studio installer - simplifying the demo installation process.
If you do not have any Presets installed. HDR Light Studio will automatically load the low-resolution demo Presets.

Changes:
Help > License Management panel column has changed name from Version to Maintenance, making it clearer that the date represents the maintenance date for the user.

Bug fixes:
You can now drag and drop multiple lights into a Composite Light and it works as expected.
Invalid OCIO path could cause a HDR Light Studio crash. We now handle this and warn the user when OCIO configuration files are not found.
If a user has a non-ASCII operating system user name - we now check on startup and provide an appropriate warning message that ithere is a problem.
Fixed an issue with Blender connection when logging the path was invalid.
Maya/RenderMan: Fixed a bug with RenderMan IPR

 

 

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