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Merry Christmas, Coronoauts!

2021 is coming to a close, and we’re looking forward to heading into an exciting 2022 alongside you, our users. Every major feature coming in Corona 8 is based on user requests, and we can’t wait to be wowed by the artwork you create with the next version, just as you have amazed us this year!

Just before we head off for the year, please join us in congratulating the winner of our Christmas Contest – Studio 403! Their image is being used for our Christmas banners as seen at the top of this blog post, and they have won themselves an annual Corona license. We’d also like to thank everyone who entered, and gave the team here such a fun challenge in choosing a winner.

With Corona 8 Daily Builds, you can slice more than your Christmas cake

Last, we’d also like to announce that our office will be closed on Monday December 20th and will reopen on Monday January 3rd – support will be limited during this time.

All of us here at Chaos Czech would like to wish you a fantastic holiday season, and we’ll see you soon in 2022!

The Corona Team

Black Friday 2021

The Black Friday sale is here! This is your chance to get the biggest discount we ever offer for Corona Renderer: save 22% off the first year of any Yearly FairSaaS license!

All you need to do is head to our order page, choose whether you want the 3ds Max or Cinema 4D version, and then enter code BF21 during checkout. The offer only runs from Friday November 26th to Monday November 29th.

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Corona in 2022: new features, visuals, licensing, and more!

When we joined forces with Chaos Group four years ago, we started a project to integrate Corona with what is now the Chaos ecosystem in a way that would benefit you, and make our own development process faster and more efficient. Our goal was to benefit from being part of the Chaos family, while carefully preserving what makes Corona unique and loved.

This process was (and still is) challenging and has taken longer than we anticipated. On top of that, the 3D visualization market always keeps evolving, and we have to keep adapting to the changes as we go. However today, we are pleased to announce that we have now made significant progress, and we want to share all the changes that you will be seeing in the upcoming Corona Renderer 8 release at the beginning of 2022.

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Corona Renderer 7 for Cinema 4D Released!

Corona Renderer 7 for Cinema 4D - out now!

It’s with great pleasure that we announce the release of Corona Renderer 7 for Cinema 4D! With Clearcoat and Sheen in the new Physical Material, easy and fast aerial perspective in the Corona Sky, the addition of the Corona Material Library, the ability to render OpenVDB files for fire and smoke simulations, 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

Here’s the quick overview of some of the new features, in the New Features video:

DOWNLOAD

Start downloading while you read!

https://corona-renderer.com/download/

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 Cinema 4D. Enjoy!

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Corona Renderer 7 for 3ds Max Released!

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

Download while you read so that your installation is ready to go once you finish the blog post!

https://corona-renderer.com/download/

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!

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Behind the scenes: The Physical Material

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!

Everything uses the new Physical Material (3ds Max)
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Corona Academy goes Online!

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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.

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