If you find yourself struggling with lighting scenes in C4D, you might want to take a a custom lighting tool. LightMap’s HDR Light Studio is a lighting tool that makes lighting scenes in 3D easy. It is a stand-alone application that has plugin support for many host applications.
HDR Light Studio revolutionizes the lighting workflow in Cinema 4D
Cinema 4D is one of those hosts. It is great for product shots and takes the guess work out lighting, eliminating tedious trail and error workflows.
HDR Light Studio lets you create custom HDR images for lighting by placing lights and painting where you want highlights to go on your 3D object or scene. It’s a really intuitive way to work.
If you would like to get a sense of how it all works together with Cinema 4D and a render engine, you can watch Glass Hand Film’s Brandon Clements, who walks through creating lighting for a project.
Brandon starts off in Cinema 4D and Octane render, and uses HDR Light Studio for lighting the scene. Finally, everything is brought into Black Magic Design’s Fusion for final compositing.