Category Archives: Announcement


Christmas Contest 2022!

It’s time to get cozy!

Christmas is coming up, the perfect time to get cozy by the fireplace or curl up on the sofa by the lights of the Christmas tree. It’s also time where we’d like to offer one lucky winner an early Christmas present! Take part in our “Render a Cozy Christmas” contest, and you could win a Yearly Corona Premium License from us, and have your image shared on our official social media channels.

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Chaos Corona 9 released!

Corona 9 is out now, a release that not only adds powerful new features to Corona itself, it also adds much more to your subscription!


Here’s the quick overview of just some of the biggest new features:


Start downloading while you read!

Trial Refresh: All users, even on a trial, get a full 30 day trial refresh to try out both the new features, and the new products added into the subscription. Download and install Corona 9 from the link above, and enjoy trying all the new features.

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Chaos Corona 8 released!

We are excited to announce the release of Corona 8! This is a big release in so many ways:

– It’s the first time we have released the 3ds Max and Cinema 4D versions on the same day

– It’s the first version with our all-new branding which you will find in the software, on our website, in our emails, and more.

– Yes, the official name is now Chaos Corona, not Corona Renderer!

– Most important of all, it has more features than any release before!


Here’s the quick overview of just some of the biggest new features:


Start downloading while you read!

Trial Refresh: The update to the new licensing and new trial system brings some additional good news: you will get a full 45 days to try out Corona 8 — even if you’ve tried it before! Simply download and install Corona 8 from the link above, and enjoy trying all the new features.

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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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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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