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Announcement

Corona Renderer 6 for 3ds Max Released!

Corona Renderer 6 for 3ds Max released

We’re pleased to release Corona Renderer 6 for 3ds Max! This time around we’ve focused on giving you the tools to attain greater realism and be more creative, while also speeding up your workflow.

NEW FEATURES VIDEO

For the tl;dr generation, here’s the New Features video for a quick overview of what is in this release:

DOWNLOAD

Set the download going while you read! Grab it from:

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 6 from the link above, and activate the demo license right within 3ds Max. Enjoy!

Read more ABOUT CORONA RENDERER 6!

Corona Renderer 6 for Cinema 4D Released!

We’re pleased to release Corona Renderer 6 for Cinema 4D! This time around we’ve focused on giving you the tools to attain greater realism and be more creative, while also speeding up your workflow.

NEW FEATURES VIDEO

For the tl;dr generation, here’s the New Features Video for a quick overview of what is in this release:

DOWNLOAD

For those who already have an active license, or who want to try the latest version using the free trial, you can set the download going while you read the rest of the article! Grab it from:

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 6 from the link above, and activate the demo license right within Cinema 4D. Enjoy!

Read ABOUT CORONA RENDERER 6!

Merry Christmas to all Coronauts!

As 2019 comes to a close, our thanks go out to the most important people in the development of Corona Renderer – you, our users! All of us here at Chaos Czech would like to wish you a wonderful holiday season, and many happy renderings in 2020!

We’d also like to announce that our office will be closed from Monday December 23rd until Wednesday January 1st inclusive – support will be limited during this time.

Sad News

Dear all,

We are mourning the unexpected passing of our beloved colleague Jaroslav Krivanek, who died as a result of an accident. We are deeply shocked. We loved Jaroslav and we will remember him as a great person, colleague, teacher and friend. He was the backbone of our R&D in Chaos Czech and a great leader.

We are sending our deepest condolences and sympathy to his family and loved ones.

Jaroslav was devoted to the lifting of our Chaos Research division. While Corona and related products will continue unaffected, our plans for a dedicated research department will have to be postponed.

Black Friday 2019

Corona Renderer 5 lets you save memory and render time – and now with Black Friday upon us, those savings extend to money too!

“I AM IMPRESSED! I did a 5k render with the old displacement vs the 2.5D – memory usage went from 130gb to 60gb. For us at The Boundary, it already looks like it is going to be a game-changer.”
Peter Guthrie of The Boundary, on testing the Corona Renderer 5 daily builds

To save 22% on the first year of any Yearly FairSaaS License, head over to our order page and enter code BF19 during checkout. The offer only runs from Friday, November the 29th to Monday, December the 2nd, so don’t delay – your processor, RAM, and bank account will thank you!

ORDER NOW AND SAVE 22%!


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Merry Christmas Coronauts everywhere!

2018 is coming to a close, and our thanks go out to all of you for making it the best year yet! Everyone here at Render Legion would like to wish you a wonderful holiday season, and whether you use 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, or ARCHICAD, we wish you many happy renderings in 2019!

We’ve wrapped up the year with the recent release of Corona Renderer for 3ds Max (Hotfix 1) – but do also watch out for daily builds as there may be a Christmas present there before 2019 begins!

We’d also like to announce that our office will be closed from December 22nd until January 1st inclusive – support will be limited during this time.

Corona Renderer for ARCHICAD Alpha 2 released!

Corona Renderer for ARCHICAD Alpha 2 released

We are pleased to announce that Corona Renderer for ARCHICAD Alpha 2 is released!

We’ve been developing this version of Corona Renderer for a while; Alpha 1 was just for internal testing, but Alpha 2 is now ready for you to test!

Since this is an Alpha version, it is far from feature complete, and there are very likely some bugs in the software, so please keep that in mind (especially if considering using it for any commercial projects! You are welcome to do so, but be aware that there may be crashes, instability, missing features, etc.)

Corona Renderer for ARCHICAD, test renders
Some test renders from Corona Renderer for ARCHICAD

We need your testing and feedback to make Corona Renderer for ARCHICAD into everything you want it to be, and we appreciate any testing that you can do for us!

The plugin is already quite advanced and supports:

  • Interactive Rendering takes the guesswork out of setting up materials, lighting and scene composition, and removes the need for test renders.
  • The Corona VFB offers a wide range of post-processing effects without needing to use external software, with tone mapping, bloom and glare, vignetting, and more.
  • Denoising, which can reduce render times by up to 70%.
  • Corona Materials and Textures with a custom texture editor.
  • Support for native ARCHICAD geometry, lights, and materials.

Note: The current Alpha is for ARCHICAD for Windows; in the future, we may develop a version for  macOS (if you know any macOS developers, point ’em to our jobs page!)

 

HOW TO GET STARTED

If you want a quick introduction to getting started with Corona Renderer for ARCHICAD, we’ve created a tutorial for you to walk you through everything you’ll need to get up and running:

 

DOWNLOAD

If you want to get straight to the download, you will find the latest version at:

STATUS AND DOWNLOADS THREAD

Read about the first public release of Corona Renderer for ARCHICAD!
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Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D, Beta 2, Release Candidate 1 Released!

Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D Beta 2 RC 1 released

We are pleased to announce that the Release Candidate 1 for Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D, Beta 2 is out now!

The long-awaited Corona node material system has finally been implemented, but that’s not all – we also managed to implement other interesting features such as the scene converter and hair rendering support (Note: the Corona Hair Material can be used to control the look of the hair, but to use the frizz or curl parameters, the Cinema Hair Material must be used together with the Corona one – this will be improved in the first daily builds after the Beta 2 stable release).

We also did some rewriting of the internals, for example to bring more stability to motion blur, and we removed the flipping of the Y and Z axis to make fixing bugs easier in the future.

DOWNLOAD

If you want to get straight to the download, you will find the latest version at:

Download Beta 2 RC 1 from the Google Drive

Read what’s new!

Continue reading Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D, Beta 2, Release Candidate 1 Released!

Corona Renderer 2 for 3ds Max Released!

Corona Renderer 2 released

We’re pleased to announce the release of Corona Renderer 2 for 3ds Max! For this version, we’ve focused on heterogeneous media; the first steps in V-Ray compatibility; around 110 new materials in the Material Library; the Corona Official Toolbar; overall reduction in memory requirements; a LOT of bug fixes; and stability & workflow improvements!

 

NEW FEATURES VIDEO

The New Features video is below for the tldr; guided tour of what’s new in this release:

Read more for full details on the update and the download link!

Continue reading Corona Renderer 2 for 3ds Max Released!