Area Light Maps

Area Light Maps for HDRI Link - 30 Studio Light Textures for Area Lights

What are Area Light Maps?

Texturing your area lights has never been easier. Our high-dynamic range Light Maps offer the look of professional studio lights with realistic reflections all with the responsiveness of HDRI Link.

Area Light Maps for HDRI Link - Grid Array Ford GT


Compatible with HDRI Link for Cinema 4D, you can now quickly browse through 30 different area light maps and add them to area lights in your favorite third-party render engine, including Redshift, Arnold, Octane, Corona, and V-Ray. (Not compatible with Physical/Standard/Pro-Render.)

Area Light Maps for HDRI Link - Dome Ford GT

Area Light Maps for HDRI Link - HDRI Browser

Area Light Maps for HDRI Link - Shader Ball

What’s Included?

30 HDRI Area Light Maps
2K Resolution EXR Files – HDRI Link Ready
Kino Bank
Single Chip LED
LED Panels
Ring Lights
Leko Fresnel
Bounce Cards
Abstract for Metals
Includes Advanced Training


If you’ve wanted Light Kit Pro, but found that it did not support the render engine of your choice, Area Light Maps allows you to achieve similar looks without all the additional controls.

Area Light Maps for HDRI Link - Compatibility

Area Light Maps for HDRI Link - Cat Engine

Compatible With:

  • Compatible with HDRI Link and its supported render engines
    • Redshift
    • Arnold
    • Octane
    • Corona
    • V-Ray
    • I-ray
    • U-Render
    • Cycles 4D
    • And More

Area Light Maps for HDRI Link - Robot

How do area lightmaps work?

This pack uses the same HDRI Link workflow that our users already love. Just add the HDRI Link tag to your area light, then texture with the Area Light Map of your choice.


Area Light Maps for HDRI Link - HDRI Link Tag


Use the HDRI Browser to sample different looks just by clicking on different Area Light Maps.


Area Light Maps for HDRI Link - HDRI Link Browse


You can then scale and position your area lights, adjust the exposure, and even change the color temperature from warm to cool.


Area Light Maps for HDRI Link - Color Temperature


Want to learn more? Visit the Area Light Maps product training page.

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Area Light Maps for HDRI Link - Lighting Tool Comparison

For quick environments with minimal control, apply any of our HDRI packs to your Dome Lights with HDRI Link or HDRI Studio Rig. They are perfect for environments but don’t offer much in terms or control outside of rotation and exposure.

Area Light Maps offers more advanced control of your lighting in Arnold, Octane, Redshift and other third-party render engines. Quickly texture area lights and achieve real-world results with HDRI Link.

Area Light Maps for HDRI Link - Geodesic Dome Layout

Area Light Maps allow for scaling, exposure, and color temperature adjustments. They can also be used on multiple Area Lights, allowing you to create traditional studio looks or unique configurations. Note that Area Light Maps are not compatible with Physical/Standard due to limitations of Cinema 4D.

For ultimate control of your lighting in Cinema 4D, Light Kit Pro offers total power over several types of fixtures, cyc backdrops, and Render Switch technology for Physical/Standard, Arnold, Octane, and Redshift renderers.

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Product Details
Release date:2019-05-22
Last updated:2019-05-22
Current version:1.0
Product type:HDRI Maps
File format:EXR
File size:224 MB
Requirements:HDRI Link, Third-Party Render Engines (Not Compatible with Physical/Standard)
Price:$99.00 USD

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