Version: Xenon (Drop 4.2)
Build Date: 2022.0405
Released: 8th April 2022
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+
3ds Max - 2020, 2021, 2022 - Plug-in build 2021.0914
3ds Max - 2023 - Plug-in build 2022.0420 (updated)
Blender - 2.83+, 2.93+, 3.0+, 3.1+ - Plug-in build 2022.0324 (updated)
Cinema 4D - 21.115 or higher, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Plug-in build 2021.0519
DeltaGen - 2017, 2018, 2019x, 2020x, 2021x, 2022x - Plug-in build 2021.1110 (updated)
Houdini - 18, 18.5, 19 (18.5/19 with Python 2 and 3) - Plug-in build 2021.1208
Maya - 2019, 2020, 2022 - Plug-in build 2021.1115
Maya - 2023 - Plug-in build 2022.0404 (updated)
MODO - 12, 13, 14, 15 (Windows and OSX) - Plug-in build 2021.0504
MODO - 16 - Plug-in build 2022.0420 (updated)
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, 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 2022.0414 (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.
5th May 2022 - new plug-ins released (shown in red above)
3ds Max 2023, Maya 2023, MODO 16 connections added
Omniverse Connection update: we now auto enable 'sampled direct lighting' so that area lights can be seen in reflections using the RTX Real-time renderer.
8th April 2022 - Original Xenon Drop 4.2 Release
NVIDIA Omniverse™ Connection
HDR Light Studio Indie and Pro licenses will now support the NVIDIA Omniverse™ Connection in this HDR Light Studio build.
Previously the NVIDIA Omniverse™ Connection was only available for Automotive licenses.
Existing customers with active licenses of Indie and Pro will be able to start using the NVIDIA Omniverse™ Connection right away with their existing licenses.
Simply update to the HDR Light Studio 'Xenon Drop 4.2'.
The Omniverse Connection has been updated to support the latest build of Omniverse, where Omniverse changes had broken our previous build.
Fixed bug that caused LightPaint to not work with RTX Real-Time. Now, for LightPaint to work with RTX Real-Time, DLSS needs to be disabled in RTX Real-Time Render Settings > Anti-Aliasing.
Support added for Blender 3.1+
A change of python version in Blender 3.1 broke our connection. Our connection has now been updated to add compatibility.
3ds Max Connection
Now compatible with FStorm Renderer
Tested with FStorm Version 15.0H.
Live HDRI Map and HDR Area Lights is supported.
Sharing of the interactive render from FStorm in the HDR Light Studio interface is not supported.
Support added for DeltaGen 2022
Compatible with the new Ambience nodes
General Bug Fixes
•Fixed bug that would cause HDR Light Studio to crash when certain presets lights would be dragged from the presets panel onto the canvas.
•Fixed bug that would cause HDR Light Studio to crash when adjusting a ramp.
•Fixed bug that would cause HDR Light Studio to crash when duplicating lights.