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HDR Light Studio (Xenon Drop 1)

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Version: Xenon (Drop 1)
Build Date: 2020.0828

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 (updated)
Blender - 2.83 (LTS) and higher - Plug-in build 2020.0828 New
Cinema 4D - 19, 20, 21.115 or higher, 22 - 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, 17.5, 18 - Plug-in build 2020.0218
Maya - 2018, 2019, 2020 - Plug-in build 2020.0302
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 (Windows only) , Plug-in build 2020.0805 (updated)
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.


This new HDR Light Studio release includes new features for Blender, Octane Render Standalone and 3ds Max/V-Ray 5 users. However, the work done for this release has laid the foundations for improving the performance of all our connections in the future, with the development of a new faster TCP/IP based API.

New Blender Connection
We are proud to release our new Blender Connection. This brand new connection is the big new feature in our Xenon Drop 1 release. This Blender Add-on is a free addition for existing Indie, Pro and Automotive customers with active Subscriptions or Maintenance. Visit our Blender Connection web page for more details. Documentation for the new Blender Connection can be found here.

We have developed a new TCP/IP based API (Application Programming Interface) for HDR Light Studio. This new API is significantly faster, providing a far more responsive lighting experience for the 3D artist. The first connections to use the new API are the new Blender Connection and the Octane Render Standalone Connection. We are aiming to port other connections to use the new API, where applicable, in future connection updates.

Octance Standalone Connection
This connection has been updated to use the new TCP/IP based API in HDR Light Studio.

3ds Max Connection
Support for V-Ray 5 added.
Fix added to deal with username paths with non ASCII characters. See here for details on how to implement this.

Notable Bug Fixes
Mouse Up event were not being passed to host 3D app when using LightPaint.



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