We are pleased to announce that Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D Beta 1 is released!
The main purpose of Beta 1 was the implementation of Interactive Rendering. To be able to do that, we have rewritten a big part of the plugin (nearly every part of the plugin was touched), so it took quite a long time to stabilize all of Corona Renderer with so many changes.
The good news is that this big rewrite allowed us to implement Interactive Rendering that includes support of standard Cinema 4D and 3rd-party shaders, and that it also allowed us to quickly implement the Shadow Catcher and finally native Material stacking, so I am sure you’ll agree it was worth the wait!
During the development of Beta 1, we updated twice to the new core, first to 1.6 and then to 1.7.2, which is the most up-to-date core. We also released 21 daily builds, so we’d like to thank all of you for testing them and helping us to finally release the stable version!
Compared to the previous Alpha version, there have been a huge number of bug fixes (some longer-existing bugs still persist, but that’s why we’ve always had Beta 2 planned), and there have been a lot of new features and new functionality implemented.
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We are pleased to announce that Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D, Beta 1, is released!
If you have not been following the development through the Daily Builds, then here’s what you need to know – there have been a huge number of bug fixes, thanks to the extensive testing and feedback from you, and there have been a lot of new features and functionality implemented, such as Interactive Rendering, the Shadow Catcher, Dispersion, and more!
If you want to get straight to the download, you will find the latest version at:
- Support for C4D R19 added
- Interactive Rendering is now fully functional
- The ShadowCatcher material has been added
- New and improved sampler implemented (part of the 1.7 core)
- Dispersion and Subsurface Scattering added to the Corona Material:
- Native stacking of materials now supported
- Corona Image Editor included in installation
- Corona Standalone included in installation
- Partial implementation of LightMix “bake to scene” functionality
- Resume render now works from the Corona VFB
- Render selected is now implemented
- Team Render is much more stable, and should be close to fully-functional (known limitation – best used from the native Picture Viewer, and cannot use Noise Level / Adaptivity yet)
And of course there have been a great many bug fixes too. It all adds up to Beta 1 being a quantum leap ahead of the previous Alpha release!
Please test the Release Candidate and report any bugs, which will let us ensure that everything is stable and working as intended. You can report bugs to us on our bug tracker or on the forum.
Once thorough testing and fixing of any issues is complete, we will release the final version of Beta 1.
Thanks to all our users for your patience and help with testing the daily builds!
Nik, Ales, Cestmir, and all of the Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D team