Real HDR in short

Image Based Lighting
Made Easy

Real HDR is the easiest way to create high quality and high-resolution HDR images for your 3D productions. Download the program, build your lighting scenario and import it in your favorite 3D software. That’s it. Really.

basic render without HDR basic render with HDR

Intuitive user interface

Define position, shape and intensity in few seconds.

Real HDR user interface

for a simple approach and an immediate feedback.

Export options

High resolution, compression, timestamp and our well known “surprise me” functionality. All you need in your everyday productions, even the laziest.

LightSprites and DarkMarks

Create light and subtract energy with two opposite elements. Apply custom shapes for even more surprising results.


Incredible colours, linear space and 32-bit full-float values in a realtime editor.

add environmental lights

Create light source

with a single mouse click

We know how tedious the placement of lights in a 3D environment is. This is why we did our best to flatten the space around the scene so you can place a light with one, single click.

HDR generator with an intuitive UI and UX

Speed-up your workflow

without changing your pipeline

Creating a 3D render takes time and our intent is to speed up this process. With Real HDR you won’t need to look for appropriate 32bits HDR environments anymore. Just open the program, place the lights and bring them to your favourite 3D package.

real ies created by same team of real hdr

Made with love

from the creators of Real IES

Designed, coded and expanded by the same team who brought you Real IES, the easyest way to create photometric .ies files for your 3D render.

32-bit linear color display

Linear Color

for vivid results

Real HDR is powered by a 32 bit, linear space previewer capable to display the colours as they really are. There is no gamma conversion in our files and you will remain mesmerized mixing your palette in our editor.

RGB and HSV color selection mode


conversions and colour portability

Real HDR displays colours in a normalized, full float range and converts them into traditional 8-bit RGB and HSV in realtime. For maximum portability we added even a HEX converter. Click it to copy the value in the clipboard.

UI of user license in Real HDR

Per user license

to install Real HDR everywhere

We developed our own licensing system that keeps care of your purchase. With one license you can activate your copy of Real HDR everywhere and you can “take your work home”….yeah, we know. However, this can be done but with one license you can activate up to one machine per day.

Want to see it in action?

check out these tutorials, courtesy of Render Academy.

Create a basic light 10:10

Move the first steps in Real HDR to create in few seconds your first HDR lighting environment to be used in Autodesk 3ds Max and Chaos Group V-Ray.

Image Based Lighting 1:50

Have a look at some different approaches to Image Based Lighting (IBL) virtual hemispherical scenarios with Real HDR.

32-bit EXR 8:19

What is great about Real HDR is that you can use almost any software capable to load EXR files to process your renderings. Here is an example with Corona Renderer.

Download now

free updates and single time payment.

Did we mention that buying your copy of Real HDR grants you free upgrades and one time payment? Real HDR has no subscription and no constrain with the current version you buy. Pay now and get free updates. Forever.

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One time payment €59.99

Need an IES light instead?

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If you are looking for an easy and quick way to create your own photometric .ies file you are in the right place (but you are on the wrong website). Click the button below to get redirected to our other 3D lighting utility for your 3D productions.

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