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!Read the latest from valentinstudio!
Matteo Rossi is a freelance 3D artist who uses Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D, and specializes in product visualization – with a particular love of automotive rendering. We had a chat with him about his career, choice of tools, and a recent meeting with Horacio Pagani himself.
Read about Matteo’s work!
Recent Spaces spoke with us to give a breakdown of how they are adding animation and interactivity to pre-rendered VR thanks to development work they’ve done along with theViewer, to bridge the choice between photorealism and immersion. As part of that, they’ve been taking advantage of Corona Renderer’s compatibility with Phoenix FD too!
Read about photoreal VR with animation!
Continue reading Recent Spaces and theViewer – animated photorealistic VR
We spoke with John Crawshaw from wearelut about their recent “Turning Petrolheads” project for the Hyundai i30n. This involved creating a 60 second TV ad and two 15 second TV spots, plus a print and billboard campaign (which included lenticular images, that change with angle of view, on the sides of London buses).
All the work featured a mix of CGI blended with real world footage, and we asked John about the challenges they faced.
Read about wearelut’s work on the Hyundai i30n campaigns
Continue reading Hyundai i30n “Turning Petrol Heads” – wearelut
Stratostorm was founded in December 2014 and is an independently-owned creative production studio, specializing in Visual Effects, 3D Animation and Compositing, with offices in São Paulo and Los Angeles. We spoke with Founder and Exectutive Producer & Business Development, Helena Hilario, to learn more about Stratostorm and their work.
Read about Stratostorm, and how they use Corona Renderer for their animations!
Bartosz Domiczek won Ronen Bekerman’s CABINS 3D Challenge with his stunning set of images entitled “Northern Wisps”. We caught up with him to ask what went into the making of these images!
Read about the making of Nothern Wisps!
Evan Alexander is a visualizer for stage shows, concerts and live TV events, and has used Corona Renderer to help create the designs for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in New York, Jesus Christ Superstar Live for NBC, and Sam Smith’s ‘The Thrill of It All” tour, and more.
In this article, he shares background about his career, how his tools and workflow have evolved over the years, and how Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D has become indispensable in his work, where fast-turnaround of changes and accurate lighting are critical.
Read about how Evan uses Corona Renderer for stage and set design!
As you know, we are currently on the look out for new C++ Developers (see our jobs page for more details!) As part of that ongoing search, we recently attended the JobsDev fair in Prague. As well as sharing details of our open positions, we also made sure the attendees had fun with a “Real or Render” game – you can read more about the fair, and see the images we used in the game in this edition of the blog!
Read about the Jobs Dev fair, and see the Real Or Render results!
Good news everyone! Render Legion is working with theConstruct.co to provide one-click, integrated solution for distributing virtual reality tours!
2016 is shaping up to be the year of Virtual Reality! It has been around for 15+ years, but only now is it finally looking usable and widely accessible. New mobile VR devices like Samsung Gear VR or Google’s upcoming DayDream will make it easier than ever to deliver a simple and quality VR experience to everyone.
We plan to stay ahead with this popular technology, so we’d like to introduce you to the “Corona VR” project, which is co-developed with the promising young startup theConstruct.co.
As version 1.0 for 3dsmax is behind the corner, we have decided to post a series of articles showing new functions & features which you can expect.
I have prepared a longer video showing Interactive capabilities of Corona Renderer in combination with our CoronaScatter (old version) which comes for free with the renderer.
The video shows two demo scenes. First one is the all-time favorite demo for GPU renderers – a car lit with HDRi, but I decided to do it with a little spin. The second one is a more realistic scenario which you will encounter in archviz – non-proxied vegetation which uses opacity maps, the multitexture plugin in diffuse, translucency, and bump mapping.
The car scene was kindly provided by Ludvík Koutný, and the tree model by Juraj Talcik from TD Visual.
Corona Interactive + Scatter
Bonus video: turning it up to 11: Corona Interactive – extreme polycount test (5.5 Trillion polygons)
Corona Interactive Facts
- Runs on CPU (No special HW needed)
- Shares over 99.9% of code with standard Corona Renderer (ie. same render engine)
- Same results as the final frame rendering (What you see is what you get )
- Same set of features as standard Corona Renderer (geometry, proxies, motion blur, dof…)
- All 3ds max maps and 3rd party maps are supported
- Truly interactive (Change materials, lights, geometry while rendering, no need to restart interactive mode)
- It is bundled for FREE!
Hardware Used in Demo
Let us know what you think.
Adam & Ondra