We’re pleased to announce the release of Corona Renderer 7 for 3ds Max! With Clearcoat and Sheen in the new Physical Material, easy and fast aerial perspective in the Corona Sky, faster rendering, and many more updates, this release will give you better results, all while making your 3D work easier and speedier!
NEW FEATURES VIDEO
For a quick overview of the biggest features in Corona Renderer 7, here’s the New Features video:
Download while you read so that your installation is ready to go once you finish the blog post!
Demo Refresh: If you have tried a previous version of Corona Renderer and your 45-day trial has expired, then you’ll be pleased to hear that we have automatically refreshed the demo period to give everyone an extra 14 days! Simply download and install Corona Renderer 7 from the link above, and activate the demo license right within 3ds Max. Enjoy!
Earth Day was on Thursday April 22nd, but the Corona team didn’t wait until then to turn into the ECOrona team – instead, we spent the whole month aiming to help the planet, and our own health, by setting the challenge to do various good deeds, to walk as much as possible, and to donate to environmentally-aware charities.
In this studio profile we talk to Dexter Nguyen who founded 4pixos Studio, and learn about his life and studio work, as well as the 4pixos Academy courses that they run. There are also fantastic insights into the architectural visualization industry in Vietnam, and advice for anyone looking to develop their skills.
The first iteration of the new Physical Material appeared in the Corona 7 Daily Build in December. We knew we’d be revisiting it to make changes based on user feedback…. and that has been done, and a near-final version of the Physical Material is in the latest Daily Build!
In this article we’ll take a detailed look at it, so that you can get up to speed before the final release of 7 by learning about it, and even trying it out, right now!
In a move that makes official Corona training accessible to more people than ever, the Corona Academy is now an online course! As well as the new Corona Academy website going live, we want to chat with you about why we’ve made this change, and what it means for you.
We like to be as open as we can about everything we do, so here we’d like to share our reasons for making this change with you.
In this blog we catch up with David Turfitt, David previously wrote a popular article with us all about rendering a whiskey bottle. This is an even more in-depth look into the process of creating not just the bottle, but a whole bar scene.
In this article, we catch up with Francesco Legrenzi, the author of what would go on to be the definitive guide for V-Ray back in 2008. Francesco has spent the last 4 years dedicating himself to writing a similar guide for Corona Renderer, with the aim of making it just as definitive! We spoke with him about the book, and the work that has gone in to writing it.
As 2020 comes to an end, we want to extend our best wishes to you, our users! You are what make Corona Renderer what it is, and all of us here at Chaos Czech wish you a wonderful holiday season, and an awesome 2021!
We also want to announce that our office will be closed from Monday December 21st until Monday January 4th – support will be limited during this time.
In recent years, we’d have ended our Christmas blog here, but this year we want to share the latest progress with Corona Renderer 7, so read on!
In this blog we talk to Reman A. Yehya about his fantastic final year project and how it was disrupted by the pandemic, but not defeated! It’s a fascinating look into a process that would usually have been done by hand.