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HDR Light Studio (Xenon Drop 4.2)

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Version: Xenon (Drop 4.2)
Build Date: 2022.0426
Released: 19 May 2022

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 - 2021, 2022, 2023 - Plug-in build 2022.0722 (updated)
 
Blender - 2.83+, 2.93+, 3.0+, 3.1+ - Plug-in build 2022.0913 (updated)
 
Cinema 4D - 26/25/24 - Plug-in build 2022.0525 (updated)
Cinema 4D - 2023 - Plug-in build 2022.0916 (updated)
 
DeltaGen - 2017, 2018, 2019x, 2020x, 2021x, 2022x - Plug-in build 2021.1110
 
Houdini - 18, 18.5, 19 (18.5/19 with Python 2 and 3) - Plug-in build 2021.1208
Houdini - 19.5 (with Python 3.7 & 3.9) - Plug-in build 2022.0624 (new)
 
Maya - 2019, 2020, 2022 - Plug-in build 2021.1115
Maya - 2023 - Plug-in build 2022.0404
 
MODO - 12, 13, 14, 15 (Windows and OSX) - Plug-in build 2021.0504
MODO - 16 - Plug-in build 2022.0420
 
LightWave 3D - 2018, 2019, 2020 - Plug-in build 2022.0513 (updated)
 
Rhino 5 (Windows only) - Plug-in build 2018.0206
Rhino 6 and 7 (Windows only) - Plug-in build 2019.0624
 
Octane Standalone: 2020, 2020.2, 2021.1 (Windows only) , Plug-in build 2021.0512
 
NVIDIA Omniverse™ - Extension the 'Create' app 2021.3.2 versions and higher (Windows only) - Plug-in build 2022.0920 (updated)
 
VRED - 2020.1, 2021, 2022 (Windows only) - No additional plug-in installation required.
 
Maxwell Studio - 5 (Windows only) - No additional plug-in installation required
 
SOLIDWORKS Visualize - 2017 and above (Windows) - No additional plug-in installation required.

What's New?

30th September 2022 - new plug-ins released
Blender - Support added for 3.3
Cinema 4D - Support added for Cinema 4D 2023
Omniverse - Compatibility updated for breaking changes in newer Omniverse Create builds

4th August 2022 - new plug-in released
Please note: New build for Blender Plug-in was released to fix the following issues.
Blender - Fix for Octane area lights not working in the latest stable build of Blender for Octane 2021.1.5_26_3. For users working with Blender for Octane, the new build of the Blender Plug-in now requires 'at least' Blender For Octane 2021.1.5_26_3 (Windows only) or Blender for Octane 2022.1.BX2_27_1 (Windows & Mac OS X).

29th July 2022 - new plug-ins released
3ds Max - Support added for V-Ray 6
Houdini - Support added for Houdini 19.5

13th June 2022 - new plug-ins released
Please note: New build for Omniverse Create Plug-in was released to fix the following issues.
Omniverse Create - In Omniverse Create 2022.1.3, the DX12 implementation corrupts the Beauty Pass of the interactive rendering inside HDR Light Studio. As a result, the interactive rendering inside HDR Light Studio interface will appear black. NVIDIA is aware of this issue and will fix it in the next release of Create.
 
At the moment, there are 2 options to use HDR Light Studio with Omniverse Create:
 
1) Use HDR Light Studio with Omniverse Create 2022.1.2
 
2) Use the new Omniverse Create Connection build 2022.0610 and run Vulkan rather than default DX12 rendering engine:
 
From your create root folder, example: C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\ov\pkg\create-2022.1.3
You can run .\kit\kit.exe .\apps\omni.create.kit --vulkan
 
This will use the Vulkan engine rather than DX12. It may take some time to start the first time as it will be compiling the shaders. Users can then use HDR Light Studio and Omniverse Create 2022.1.3.

19th May 2022 - new plug-ins released
Please note: New builds for Cinema 4D and Blender Plug-ins were released to fix the following issues.
Cinema 4D - If for some reason the environment variable had not been set for the location of main HDR Light Studio app, the fall back location was not being used, and HDR Light Studio wasn;t found by the connection. This is fixed now.
Blender - Fix for blender API breaking change of cycles area light visibility after v3.x
 
Cinema 4D 26 support released, including Apple Silicon support

HDR Light Studio is now compatible with Cinema 4D 26. In addition, the Cinema 4D 26 plug-in is compatible with Cinema 4D running on Apple Silicon. This new plug-in requires the latest build of HDR Light Studio (2022.0426).
 
Please note: The HDR Light Studio main application is still an Intel MacOS app and runs via Rosetta on Apple Silicon computers. However, this does not stop it from performing very well and communicating with our new plug-ins compiled for Apple Silicon apps.

Blender Add-on updated to support Apple Silicon

The HDR Light Studio add-on for Blender has been updated to support Blender running on Apple Silicon. This new plug-in requires the latest build of HDR Light Studio (2022.0426).
 
Please note: The HDR Light Studio main application is still an Intel MacOS app and runs via Rosetta on Apple Silicon computers. However, this does not stop it from performing very well and communicating with our new plug-ins compiled for Apple Silicon apps.

LightWave
New build fixes bad memory access in LW2020 that causes a crash

 

 

 

 

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