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HDR Light Studio (Xenon Drop 4)

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Version: Xenon (Drop 4)
Build Date: 2021.1103
Released: 9th November 2021

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 - 2020, 2021, 2022 - Plug-in build 2021.0914 (updated)
Blender - 2.83 (LTS) and higher - Plug-in build 2021.0914 (updated)
Cinema 4D - 21.115 or higher, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Plug-in build 2021.0519
DeltaGen - 2017, 2018, 2019x, 2020x, 2021x - Plug-in build 2020.0319
Houdini - 17.5, 18, 18.5 (18.5 with Python 2 and 3) - Plug-in build 2021.0504
Maya - 2018, 2019, 2020,2022 - Plug-in build 2021.0504
MODO - 12, 13, 14, 15 (Windows and OSX) - Plug-in build 2021.0504
LightWave 3D - 2018, 2019, 2020 - Plug-in build 2021.0520
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 (Windows only) , Plug-in build 2021.0512
New NVIDIA Omniverse™ - Extension the 'Create' app 2021.3.2 versions and higher (Windows only) - Plug-in build 2021.0914
VRED - 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 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?

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Motion Blur (Advanced) filter
Here are the additional features that the Motion Blur (Advanced) filter provides, above the standard Motion Blur filter:

Curve and Tilt: The motion path can be curved in any direction. Use case: Replicating motion blur travelling around a corner in a car.

Noise Profile: Noise can be added to the path. Use cases: Replicating the effect of road noise in the blur or to generate a creative lighting trail effect.

Depth Image: Motion blur amount can be scaled per pixel by values from a loaded image. Use case: Paint an image to control where the map is blurred and by how much.

Documentation for this new feature can be found here.

NVIDIA Omniverse Connection Released
We are proud to release this new connection to NVIDIA Omniverse.  Simply add the provided extension plug-in to the Create App in order to connect HDR Light Studio to your Create session.
Documentation for this new connection can be found here.

Blender Connection
Added support for Octane Render and RenderMan
Fixed scene export failure with versions Blender 2.93.2 and higher
Single installer file for all versions.
Documentation for this connection can be found here.

3ds Max Connection
Updated to use new faster API for the 2022 plug-in only
Fixed a conflict with Ornatrix and scene export into HDR Light Studio
Fixed renderer not being detected after closing and reopening connection panel
Fixed crash bug when selecting a new scene and saving the scene
Dropped support for 3ds Max 2019
Documentation for this connection can be found here.

Cinema 4D
R25 Connection Added

Fixed LightPaint bug positioning lights in the wrong place

General Bug Fixes
Fixed bug where LightPainting from hosts was placing lights incorrectly inside Composite lights with non default transform settings
Fixed problem loading older HDR Light Studio project files
Fixed graduation handed issue opening older project files



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