Pre-visualize Film Industry Level Lighting and Cinematic Camera Moves with LightArchitect!
What is LightArchitect?
LightArchitect is a 3D Asset Database Add-on for filmmakers, cinematographers, and 3d Artists. With its assets and intuitive user interface menu, it provides the ability to pre-visualize film industry level camera and lighting setups inside of the open source program "Blender 3D". LightArchitect's add-on database includes over 65 lighting, grip and camera rig 3d model assets. This includes items such as 18K HMI lighting units, Skypanels, Jimmy Jib's, and even a fully functioning 45ft Technocrane. The LightArchitect add-on for Blender 3d is a key to pre-visualizing real world high-end lighting and camera moves for any filmmaker or visual artist.
LIGHTARCHITECT LIGHTING UNITS
The 3D lighting assets provided by LightArchitect are based on real-world lighting units used in the film industry. Because of this, we have used real photometric data in an attempt to closely match the intensity and beam angle of each specific light relative to each other. While each 3d lighting unit is not a 100% match to its real-world counterpart, as cinematographers ourselves we believe they are excellent in most cases for the cinematic pre-visualization of your project. Within Blender 3d's default settings using the Cycles Rendering Engine, the lighting units are estimated to light your scene as if your camera is shooting with the following settings: 24fps, 800ASA, 180-degree shutter, T2.8. Exposure can be changed inside Blender.
LIGHTARCHITECT GRIP GEAR
The LightArchitect add-on has an extensive library of over 27 grip assets and support systems. This includes items from 20*20 emission silk frame's rigged on condors to your standard 4*4 solid c-stand rig. Your options for cutting and shaping light are nearly limitless.
LIGHTARCHITECT CAMERA RIGS
The LightArchitect camera assets contain working 3d rigs of some of the most sophisticated camera support technologies that exist. All of these assets can be added easily to the camera asset tab panel once you install the add-on.
ESTABLISHED PLATFORM: Because the LightArchitect database builds upon Blender 3D many human and 3d Environment scans already freely available online can be easily imported into your scene setup. Simply import your environment and start your camera setup.
INTUITIVE MENU SYSTEM
When the LightArchitect add-on is installed two sidebars containing all of the LightArchitect assets are added to the Blender 3d interface. Simply click on a drop down menu for one of the categories and start adding to your scene.
SIMPLE RIG CONTROL
Each 3d asset provided in the LightArchitect menu system is fully rigged and functional within the 3d viewport. Simply add the asset to your scene through the menu system provided with the add on and get to work!
3d Environment by adelmo on Sketchfab.com
FREE ONLINE TRAINING
To jumpstart your creation process we have created a playlist of basic training videos including everything from installation to creating a scene with the add-on that will get you started in no time. View the training videos at: https://www.lightarchitectaddon.com/basic-training/
CAMERA MOVEMENT DEMONSTRATION CREATED WITH LIGHTARCHITECT CAMERA RIGS:
LIGHTING SETUP DEMONSTRATION VIDEO:
TOTAL VALUE: WHAT IS INCLUDED?
Due to the amount of time it takes in the creation of 3D rigged assets, a single mid quality 3d asset usually sells online for somewhere around $30.00 to $250.00.
This means that if you wanted to purchase each 3d asset separately the LightArchitect database would cost you an estimated minimum of around $2,000.
That's not including the LightArchitect menu system script that comes included with your download.
We're selling the LightArchitect add-on for Blender 3d on sale right now for only $18.00.
That's less than 5 percent of the estimated total value.
We think that's an amazing price to pre-visualize Industry Level camera and lighting setup ideas before you come to set...but it's up to you.
Best of luck in your creations,
These Bonus Characters(Another download(But free) also work with the LightArchitect Script
WHO CREATED LIGHTARCHITECT?
LightArchitect was created by LIGHTARCHITECT LLC. Owned by Brad Hamilton. Here I am below trying to sell you this product! We hope you like it! -Brad
Greetings everyone. Just a quick note.
The LightArchitect 3d Assets will work with the scripted menu system if installed following one of these two installation videos for either Mac or Windows. YOU MUST GO THROUGH THESE INSTALLATION STEPS.
The add-on script is essentially a giant appending system for the assets to make them easily importable into your scene to create your setups. For more information go to www.lightarchitectaddon.com or send us a message.
Also we recommend you go through the four short videos on this link in order to setup Blender in the most efficient way for the camera and lighting setups and animation: https://www.lightarchitectaddon.com/basic-training/
While we have not tested LightArchitect with Blender 2.8 the plan right now is to update the product as new versions of Blender come out.
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