Category Archives: Feature

The Tyrconnell Bar Scene Making of Tutorial – David Turfitt

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.

The Tyrconnell bar scene - Final image
The Tyrconnell bar scene – Final image
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Corona: THE COMPLETE GUIDE

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.

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Behind the scenes: the Corona Renderer development process!

Developing something as sophisticated and complex as a mature render engine is no easy task. We thought you would enjoy a look behind the scenes at some of what goes into it, and this time our focus is on how we choose what to work on next, and what kinds of things can affect our plans.

Corona Renderer Behind the Scenes
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Economy is Care

Toward the end of last year, Swiss film and animation studio Guave Motion released their “Economy is Care” animation, aiming to encourage people to ask questions about the current state of the economy, and delivered with a distinctive rendering style. We spoke with CEO and 2D/3D Generalist David Fritsche about how the project came to be, and how they created it!

Economy is Care from Guave Motion

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Recent Spaces test out caustics in production scenes

Corona Renderer 4 introduced a whole new way of calculating caustics – but are they practical for use in actual production scenes? And what about in animations?

London-based architectural & design visualization studio Recent Spaces are always on the look-out for the ultimate in photo-realism, so their artist Tobias Grendelmeier did some testing to find out and shared their findings with us.

Recent Spaces – Caustics R&D from Recent Spaces

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Sergey Poltavskiy, the 2018 Ford Expedition reveal

We last spoke with artist Sergey Poltavskiy at the beginning of 2018 – now it’s time to catch up with him again, to hear about how he worked with David Westphal (photographer), Marc Rochon (CGI/Retouching artist), and Gary Book (retouching artist) on the Ford 2018 Expedition reveal!

Sergey Poltavskiy Ford 2018 Expedition reveal 01
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The CG industry in Poland

In June last year, the BW3 arch-viz conference took place in Wroclaw, Poland. Corona Renderer was very well represented, and we caught up with organizer Michal Nowak, and artists Bartosz Domiczek and Marcin Jastrzebski to hear more about the CG industry in Poland today.

Bartek, Marcin and Michal
Bartosz, Marcin and Michal
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Great Talks About Photo Realism

You may already have heard about the upcoming book, Great Talks About Photo Realism – as you might expect from the title, Corona Renderer artists are well-represented between its covers! We found out more about how the book came to be.

Great Talks About Photo Realism book cover.
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Catching up with Valentinstudio

It’s good to make new friends, but it’s great to meet up with old friends and catch up on what has been going on! Almost exactly two years ago, back in 2017, we had the pleasure of presenting a company profile of Valentinstudio, a 3D agency based in Lyon, France. We caught up with them to hear about what has changed in those 2 years, and see some of their latest projects!

Valentinstudio Ferme Salon A
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