Simulate a studio for less: set.a.light 3D BASIC software released

Elixxier Software have announced a cheaper version of their set.a.light 3D studio simulation program.

German developers Elixxier Software have announced a cheaper version of their set.a.light 3D studio simulation program.

Photographers can use set.a.light software to experiment with lighting without heavy lifting, by rendering the effects of studio setups on digital mannequins. It makes setting up a photo-shoot quicker by providing users a tool to test ideas ahead of time and generate three-dimensional diagrams.

Set.a.light 3D BASIC performs the same tasks as the premium suite, but with a few restrictions, such as a limit on the size of virtual studio spaces and the number of lights that can be used at once, as well as watermarks on the output images.

set.a.light 3D BASIC

Elixxier says that set.a.light 3D Basic provides the following benefits:

  • Quickly gather experience with lighting
  • Experiment without any hassle – easy and fast
  • Save money as you can easily test your future light modifier
  • Be prepared in order to avoid large and small embarrassing moments when working with the model
  • Expand your skills and improve the quality of your images

set.a.light 3D BASIC

The lower cost of €39 could go some way to assuage critics’ fears that the original set.a.light 3D STUDIO suite, at €139.90, was overpriced.

Both versions have also been updated with a revised light engine, a picture wall to fill with your own images, improved user controls, performance tweaks and French language integration.

For more information and to buy digital copies of the software, or to try it out for free, visit

David Selby
Based in the West Midlands, UK, David Selby is editor of Lighting Rumours, a part-time photographer and a statistics PhD student.
  • André

    Thanks, its grade!

  • John Flury

    I tried the previous version and wasn’t very pleased with the result and the UI. Also you weren’t able to adjust the power of the light output. I seemed the software was build for the very low-end of studio professionals. I hope they have fixed a lot of these issues, because I generally like the idea to be able to plan my light setup at home and estimate wether it would work more or less.