Leomoon Lightstudio

by LeoMoon Studios in Scripts and Addons

Important Notice

LeoMoon LightStudio (formerly known as Blender Light Studio) is 100% free and open-source. You can download and use it without any limitations. The purpose of this product page is to raise funds to fix the bugs, improve the user interface and add new features.

If you think this plugin speeds up your workflow, consider funding the development of it by purchasing this plugin.

Version 2.6.0 Update

Introduction

LeoMoon LightStudio is the easiest, fastest and most advanced lighting system for Blender 2.8x. LeoMoon LightStudio is packed with features and the new Light Node has so many options so you can customize each light exactly the way you want.

Video below shows the options that are available per light.

Features

  • Add/Remove lights around objects
  • Add multiple light profiles
  • Each light has many options to customize
  • Easily switch between light profiles with a single click
  • All options per light can be animated
  • Each light can have different light texture
  • Fastest render update while lighting
  • 15 Realistic HDR light textures included
  • Easy 2D manipulation of lights in the LightStudio Control Panel which translates to positioning of that light in 3D space
  • Toggle a light by double clicking on it in the  LightStudio Control Panel
  • Isolate a light by right clicking on it in the  LightStudio Control Panel
  • Lights can be added to different renders layers
  • Import/Export light profiles

Background HDR vs Manual Lighting

Why not use the other background HDR light plugins? That's because template based light plugins are predictable and limited. For product renders, you want lots of options and control, NOT templates! However you can create your own light profiles in LeoMoon LightStudio and import/export light profiles in different projects.

Limitations

LeoMoon LightStudio uses mesh lights and currently, EEVEE does not support mesh lights in real-time. Rendering is only supported in Cycles.

Why Are You Selling This "Free" Plugin?

Me and some generous donors, we've been funding LightStudio so far. This plugin is getting harder to develop and we need your help.

If you think this plugin speeds up your workflow, consider funding the development of it by purchasing this plugin.

Thank you.

Changelog

2.6.1 2020-08-21:

  • Added "Up" and "Down" buttons to sort lights in the light list
  • Added button to copy a light in the light list
  • Selecting a light in the light list will bring that light to top in the LightPanel
  • Lights in copied profiles do not have shared materials any more
  • Constrained clickable area of the control panel by 3D viewport properties area

2.6.0 2020-07-31:

  • Replaced Add Light and Delete Light buttons with a light list
  • Lights can be renamed in the light list
  • Lights can be toggled in the light list
  • Lights can be isolated in the light list
  • Light selection is syncronized with the LightPanel

2.5.2 2020-07-10:

  • Fixed light going outside of LightPanel
  • Added resizing to LightPanel
  • Minor bugfixes

2.5.1 2020-05-08:

  • Fixed Copy Profile function
  • Fixed Copy Profile to Scene function
  • Fixed LightStudio world node from being created again if it exists
  • Added Open Textures Folder button

2.5.0 2020-03-23:

  • Fixed LightStudio error when opening Bledner 2.8x
  • Fixed LightStudio error when deleting studio
  • Fixed strange behaviour when clicking LightStudio Control Panel multiple times
  • Fixed the ordering of LightStudio side panel
  • Improved the light node
  • Added all the light effect previews to the LightStudio Control Panel
  • Added LightStudio Keying Set to animate lights
  • Added Background Setup button to quickly setup the background optimized for lighting
  • Added missing/changed descriptions for a few buttons
  • Added a darker green border when lights are not selected
  • Moved rotate, move, and scale text from top to bottom where the info is usually displayed
  • Moved hotkeys help text to Hotkeys section in the side panel


2.4.1 beta 2019-01-19:

  • Many bugfixes
  • LightStudio Control Panel is now using OpenGL