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HDR Studio Light 5
show user profile  Landia
Anyone using the HDR Studio Light 5 with 3DS Max? I believe it is made by Lightmap.

If you are using it, how is the lighting compare to using the V-ray? And is it really easier to use than V-ray light?

I just found some information about HDR Studio Light 5 but trying to find more information on how to use it with 3DS Max and V-ray all together. How does it connect with 3DS Max or can you use HDR Studio Light 5 all by itself?

Can you bring a model into HDR Studio Light 5 and add lighting and render an image without even using 3DS Max?

Thanks for any advice!
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7/28/2015 2:56:02 AM (last edit: 7/28/2015 2:56:02 AM)
show user profile  Landia
Here is their website:

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7/28/2015 5:10:25 AM (last edit: 7/28/2015 5:10:25 AM)
show user profile  FX
Have a gander on Pootube :

I lost patience with the demo a few weeks ago, fiddly, twiddly, tweak tweak tweak for hours, as opposed to slapping a hdri to a dome light and rotating it...easy choice :)

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7/28/2015 1:46:18 PM (last edit: 7/28/2015 1:46:39 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
I sometimes use sIBLgui, which is pretty good, but just as easy to work without it.

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7/28/2015 2:09:02 PM (last edit: 7/28/2015 2:21:37 PM)
show user profile  FX
Nik , any tips on getting this running with Max 2015 ?.....I'm having a right fuckfest of issues, is there a step by step anywhere ?

>> MAXScript Rollout Handler Exception:

-- No ""eof"" function for undefined <<

-- Error occurred in sIBL_3dsmax_setPreferences(); filename: D:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2015\scripts\startup\; position: 4063; line: 109

>> MAXScript Rollout Handler Exception:

-- Runtime error: FileStream cannot create: C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsMax\2015 - 64bit\ENU\\sIBL_GUI_Preferences.rc <<

I'm lost in opensource "I suffered the code, now it's your turn" bubble.

Do they really have to make this such a pain the arse to set up ?

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7/28/2015 7:29:22 PM (last edit: 7/28/2015 7:32:42 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Sorry mate. I've only used it with Blender. I'll give it a whirl tomorrow in Max and see if I get the same problem.

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7/29/2015 1:28:51 AM (last edit: 7/29/2015 1:28:51 AM)
show user profile  FX
Thx but no worries, I managed to get it working, Max is still spouting errors but it seems to load ok, not really a fan of the Vray standard setup with the hdri on a sphere.

Unless I can find a dome light template for Vray & Max I doubt I'll be using it...still it's a nice front-end for my hdri collection, maybe a bit too quirky tho'. :/

Like you say it's easy enough to do this manually.
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7/29/2015 2:07:58 AM (last edit: 7/29/2015 2:08:19 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Yeah, it's nice, but feels a bit redundant.

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7/29/2015 2:08:47 AM (last edit: 7/29/2015 2:08:47 AM)
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