Developers of Real IES, a standalone tool for generating photometric lights, recently released their new software – Real HDR, that allows creating 32-bit HDR files to use in various rendering software for custom lighting scenarios.
This standalone utility for CGI artists has the same intuitive approach and minimalistic user interface that we have encountered in Real IES.
One can add numerous light sources just with a single mouse click, adjust their position, intensity, dimensions and colors (working in RGB, HSV or HEX), add dark masks and other shapes for more artistic scene and finally export 32bit EXR file to use it in any rendering software that supports HDR lighting environments.
Learn more and download the software on Real HDR website.
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