Light Kit Pro 3

Light Kit Pro 3 is a studio lighting plugin for Cinema 4D, compatible with Standard, Physical, Arnold, Octane, and Redshift renderers.

The original Greyscalegorilla plugin, rebuilt and reimagined for today’s 3D artists. This is the all-new Light Kit Pro 3. Create professional studio lighting for products and objects with total control.

Build entire studios from scratch, or choose from a wide selection of studio presets. Use Render Switch to easily change between built-in and third-party render engines. With Light Kit Pro 3, you have countless options for customizing your lighting.

Light Kit Pro 3 Overview:

  • New studio lights
  • Custom backgrounds and platforms
  • Switch between render engines
  • Build and save custom studios
  • Browse and use studio presets instantly
  • Stream professional Light Kit Pro training
  • Upgrade previous Light Kit Pro versions

A decade after the original Light Kit Pro simplified 3D lighting, the landscape has completely changed. HDRI are everywhere, 3D artists work in multiple industries, and motion designers now rely on several third-party render engines. We wanted to make lighting easier, again.

What if you had more control than just lighting with HDRI alone? What if you could get studio quality lighting in an instant? What if your could light faster and switch between render engines?

Now you can have all of that, and so much more, with Light Kit Pro 3.

Your New Light Kit

Light Kit Pro 3 introduces seven new light types. Have total control over Softbox, Umbrella, Kino Flo, LED Ring, Ring, Panel, and Ambient lights. Each light includes unique parameters and unique geometry.

The popular softbox light has been rebuilt into a customizable softbox, giving you the ability to create countless light shapes with unprecedented control over your reflections. The softbox now allows for multiple edges, meaning you can choose between a three-sided, square, round, or octagonal softbox.

All seven lights includes optional physical objects for the surface, housing, stands, and mounts. This will create more realistic reflections and parallax. You will have separate control over the cast light and the reflected light, allowing you to precisely dial in a look. You can independently brighten a reflection without affecting the overall brightness.

To make overall light adjustments easier, we’ve introduced several new controls. New light placement controls allow for easy targeting, distance, rotation, pitch, and tilt. Keep track of each of your lights with custom light icons that adapt to the color temperature of your lights.

Trying to solo a particular light? Just double-click to isolate. Need to know how a light is being cast on an object? Hop into POV Placement to see the light’s perspective and dial in with absolute precision.

Want to adjust the global scale, intensity, temperature, or tint of all the lights in your scene? Use the new Light Kit Studio object and parent all child lights for easy control. Worried about how the light will work in other renderers? We have carefully calibrated every light to look as similar as possible when using the new Render Switch feature.

So Much More Than Lights

Studio lights are only the beginning. Complete your studio with instant backdrops, or select from professionally lit studio presets.

Instant Backgrounds and Platforms

Light Kit Pro 3 introduces 9 customizable cyc objects, L-curve, S-curve, C-curve, half pipe, corner, curve cove, half dome, dome, and cylinder stand.

Each cyc (cyclorama) object allows for easy adjustments of length, width, height, depth, and curve.

Render-Ready Studios

Light Kit Pro 3 gives you the ease of creating your own studios using the lights and cyc objects, allowing you to save your own custom Light Kit Pro Studios for future use. In addition, the plugin ships with 40 Studio Essential presets, professionally built lighting studios that are render-ready so you only have to drop your object into your scene and go.

All studio presets can be adjusted, customized, and saved as new studio presets. Additional studio presets are available to purchase, including 40 Product Studios for commercial product renders, and 40 Pop Studios that are vibrant and colorful for motion graphics and design.

Browse and Search Presets

Easily browse through all the studio presets with the new Light Kit Browser. Scroll through your options, or search for specific presets.

You can adjust a studio’s scale, rotation, and position with ease, letting you quickly fit a studio to your scene. Scaling a studio will not affect the brightness of the lights. If you are switching between studio presets, studios will automatically adapt to your most recent settings.

Work Faster, No Matter How You Work

With new features like Render Switch, you can still work with the popular render engines already in your workflow. Are you an advanced user? Jump into expert controls for ultimate customization.

Render Switch

One of the most anticipated new features in Light Kit Pro 3, Render Switch will allow you to switch your studios between Standard, Physical, Arnold, Octane, and Redshift renderers.

After adjusting your render settings, it will only take two clicks to switch between renderers, and Light Kit Pro 3 will maintain all lighting and geometry. Every light has been calibrated to look more realistic, no matter which renderer you use.

Expert Controls

Are you an advanced user looking for even more control over your lights and studios? Expose the light and compositing tags to get fine grain control when you need it. Light Kit Pro 3 is user friendly, allowing you to not only customize your lighting, but also the plugin itself.

Light Kit Pro 3 Features:

  • 7 studio light types
  • Softbox, Umbrella, Kino Flo, LED Ring, Ring, Panel, Ambient
  • 9 customizable cyc objects for quick backdrops
  • Render Switch
  • Compatible with Standard, Physical, Arnold, Octane, Redshift
  • Build and save custom studios
  • 40 Studio Essentials presets
  • Additional studio presets available – Product Studios, Pop Studios
  • Light Kit Browser
  • Dock light and cyc dropdown menus
  • Three Viewport modes
  • Compatible with Cinema 4D R14 and above
  • Available for Mac and PC
  • Product training series included
  • Upgrade pricing for existing Light Kit Pro users
  • 24/7 download access through your Greyscalegorilla account

Light Kit Pro

WHAT IS LIGHT KIT PRO?

Join the 15,000 + customers who rely on Light Kit Pro every day for amazing lighting in Cinema 4d. Great lighting can make or break your render or animation. Use Light Kit Pro and real studio lights to make your renders shine.

Light Kit Pro is a plugin for Cinema 4D that is comprised of a collection of light-rigs, studios, and objects that allow you to quickly light your scene with realistic soft boxes, spotlights, ring lights and more.

FEATURE LIST

  • 7 Studio lights to choose from
  • Simple yet powerful interface
  • Easy-to-understand controls
  • Easily move and rotate lights
  • Change falloff and color quickly
  • Gradient maps for realistic falloff
  • 8 built in gobo light maps
  • Imperfections slider for realistic reflections
  • Easily change shadow quality settings
  • Change shadow color
  • Change shadow falloff type
  • Target mode to have a light follow an object

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 24/7 ACCESS TO YOUR DOWNLOAD VIA OUR CUSTOMER AREA
  • “NO HASSLE LICENSE” No waiting for authorization codes, you download, install, and go.
  • OVER 40 STUDIO PRESETS – Just the thing to get you started
  • 4 BUILT-IN STUDIO BACKDROPS
  • HOURS OF TRAINING ON GREYSCALEGORILLA.COM

Real Photographic Studio Setups inside of Cinema 4D

Simple UI with tons of control

Check out some cool work made using Light Kit Pro

Lighting is Everything

Great lighting makes your render and animation come to life. Light Kit Pro helps you make better renders by using real lights instead of the default C4D lights. Great shadows. Beautiful reflections. It’s all here with Light Kit Pro.

Over 40 Custom Studio Presets

Add over 40 professionally lit custom studios to your scene for tons of variation and styles of lighting. Start with a look you like and tweak it just right to make it perfect for your exact render.

Check out what’s new in Light Kit Pro 2!