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HDR Light Studio - Documentation

Installing on Windows
Uninstalling

Installation - Windows

Important Note:
You should install the main HDR Light Studio application first, prior to installing our 3ds Max Connection plug-in. See installation instructions for HDR Light Studio here.
Make sure both 3ds Max and HDR Light Studio app are not running prior to installing our 3ds Max Connection plug-in.

1.Download the 3ds Max Connection plug-in file from our web site.

2.Unzip the file.

3.Run the appropriate installer for your version of 3ds Max. For example 3dsMax2016_Win_2016.0805.exe

4.Make sure the 'Add HDR Light Studio Connection entry to the 3ds Max XXXX Rendering menu' tick box is enabled when running the installer.

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5. Start 3ds Max. You will now see the HDR Light Studio Connection entry in the Rendering menu.
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6. To open the HDR Light Studio connection panel, choose Rendering > HDR Light Studio Connection from the 3ds Max menu bar. This panel is dockable in the 3ds Max interface.

If you can not see this panel and are using 3ds Max 2018, please follow these steps

 

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This plug-in connection can run unlicensed (in demo mode) but will be limited in functionality. You should proceed to Licensing to enjoy full functionality of the plug-in.

 

Please note: If the 'Add HDR Light Studio Connection entry to the 3ds Max 2016 Rendering menu' tick box was not enabled, or was not showing on your installer, it can be manually installed following these instructions.

1.Download the 3ds Max plug-in file from our web site.

2.Unzip the file.

3.Run the appropriate installer for your version of 3ds Max.

4.Start 3ds Max

5.From the top menu bar click on Customize > Customize User Interface...

6.In the Customize User Interface dialog click on the Menus tab.

7.In the list on the right hand side, expand the Rendering section and find the "Environment Dialog Toggle"

8.From the Action list on the left hand side, find "HDR Light Studio - Connection" and drag 'n' drop it just below the "Environment Dialog Toggle" on the right hand list.

9.Press Save and save the settings in MaxStartUI.mnux

10. Close the Customize User Interface dialog.

Customize User Interface 

Customize User Interface

That's everything installed. To open the HDR Light Studio connection panel, choose Rendering > HDR Light Studio Connection from the 3ds Max menu bar. This panel is dockable in the 3ds Max interface.

Starting HDR Light Studio 

Starting HDR Light Studio

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This plug-in connection will need a license key to work. You should now proceed to Licensing. For information on using the connection see 3ds Max Connection.

Uninstalling

To remove the HDR Light Studio plug-in connection for 3ds Max, run the uninstaller in the following directory.

C:\Program Files\Lightmap\HDRLightStudioConnection3dsMax\

 

 

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