See What’s New With HDRI Studio Rig (Free Update)

May 9, 2018

The latest update to HDRI Studio Rig makes the plugin faster and easier. Quickly test out different lighting, backgrounds, and reflections.

HDRI Studio Rig is a plugin we developed to help speed up your Physical and Standard Render workflow. With this tool, you can preview different lighting setups, seamless backgrounds, and reflections on your 3D models.

Already own HDRI Studio Rig? Update 2.148 is available to you for free. Don’t have it, check out the product page here.

Alright, let’s see what’s new with HDRI Studio Rig.

Follow along with the tutorial above:

Our friends at Happy Toolbox have a selection of free 3D models that you can download from their site. There are nine free models, including the one featured above.

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If you like using these models, check out the entire Happy Toolbox Model Pack over in the store. You can now even license individual Happy Toolbox 3D models on Adobe Stock.


What is new in HDRI Studio Rig?

See What's New With HDRI Studio Rig (Free Update) -Jeep

You’ve likely experienced times where you would hit render in Cinema 4D, and your scene wouldn’t have any lighting, reflections, background, or even the proper render settings.

Adding HDRI Studio Rig to your scene will let you immediately start making changes. The latest version (2.148) gives you real-time control over HDRI rotation.

Preview HDRIs in the Viewport

The latest update of HDRI Studio Rig now allows you to rotate the HDRI within the scene, and will give you are real-time look in the Viewport without having to render again.

See What's New With HDRI Studio Rig (Free Update) - Rotation

This is a great update for optimizing the plugin, no longer will you have to render after every minor rotation.

HDRI Studio Rig includes Studio Basics HDRIs, that’s over 70 HDRIs ready for you to use. You can also use other HDRIs from the many packs in our store.

See What's New With HDRI Studio Rig (Free Update) - HDRI Browser

Check out these compatible HDRI Packs from Greyscalegorilla:


Seamless Floor Backgrounds

See What's New With HDRI Studio Rig (Free Update) - HDRI Render

The background settings in Seamless Floor Controls allow you to control the gradient of your backdrop.

You can also adjust the floor’s reflection, by adding reflection, blur, fresnel, and even reflect the selected HDRI.


Insert Render Settings

See What's New With HDRI Studio Rig (Free Update) - HDRI Render Settings

To avoid having to constantly go back into our render settings, we have the Insert Render Settings button that will populate your render setting with presets we frequently needed for Global Illumination and Ambient Occlusions.


Want to learn more about HDRI Studio Rig? Head on over to the product page for more details.

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9 Comments
  • janarpatton@gmail.com May 10, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Cool!
    Does HDRI work with ProRender? Or do you just have to have a sky object with your HDR instead?

  • Hi, How can I update my HDRI STUDIO RIG

  • Hi,

    you have mentioned “C4D Shadow Catcher included” in your latest Studio Rig update. The question is I haven’t seen any options which allows us to separate the shadows.

    My aim is to turn off the floor but keep on shadow of the object and render them out together.

  • Pim van der Vossen August 7, 2018 at 2:41 am

    I have the very same question as the one above here. Rendering without background, but with shadows. Possible in any way?

  • Same question. How do you use the included shadow catcher???

  • Hi, HDRI Browser is not working in c4d r20 I update already ?

  • Hi! Seems kind a stupid…. and I’m probably just missed something, but I cannot exclude studio rig floor reflection from an object. Even if I add compositing tag to hdri studio rig object and then drag mentioned object to exclude field…. floor reflection still appears on object. What am I doing wrong?

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