Tag Archives: c4d

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.

Continue reading Christmas Contest 2022!

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!

NEW FEATURES VIDEO

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

DOWNLOAD

Start downloading while you read!

https://corona-renderer.com/download/

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.

Continue reading Chaos Corona 8 released!

Corona Renderer 7 for Cinema 4D Released!

Corona Renderer 7 for Cinema 4D - out now!

It’s with great pleasure that we announce the release of Corona Renderer 7 for Cinema 4D! With Clearcoat and Sheen in the new Physical Material, easy and fast aerial perspective in the Corona Sky, the addition of the Corona Material Library, the ability to render OpenVDB files for fire and smoke simulations, faster rendering, and many more updates, this release will give you better results, all while making your 3D work easier and speedier!

NEW FEATURES VIDEO

Here’s the quick overview of some of the new features, in the New Features video:

DOWNLOAD

Start downloading while you read!

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

Continue reading Corona Renderer 7 for Cinema 4D Released!

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!

Syntactic Labyrinths

When we recently heard about an animation project using Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D, we got in touch with Blauw Films to learn more about it. Called “Syntactic Labyrinths”, it’s a science fiction story about trying to preserve the sum total of all human knowledge in the face of a calamity. Leonardo Verkoelen, the Director of Blauw Films, told us all about it!

Read more ABOUT SYNTACTIC LABYRINTHS

Matteo Rossi – automotive rendering, and a meeting with Horacio Pagani

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.

Matteo Rossi, BMW M4 interior, Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D
One of Matteo’s recent projects, the interior of a BMW M4.

Read about Matteo’s work!

Continue reading Matteo Rossi – automotive rendering, and a meeting with Horacio Pagani

Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D, Beta 2 Released!

Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D Beta 2 released!

We are pleased to announce that Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D Beta 2 is released!

It has taken longer than we anticipated to move from Beta 1 to Beta 2, but it has been worth the wait! That largest part of the work on Beta 2 was the implementation of the Corona Material Node Editor, which adds a whole new way of working with materials (any materials, not just Corona Materials) and will revolutionize material editing in Cinema 4D.

But that’s not all! Some quick highlights are adding the Skin and Hair materials, a scene converter, the UVW Randomizer shader, the Corona Triplanar shader, advanced Bokeh effects, support for the native Layered shader, support for Cinema 4D R20, and more.

And of course there have been a huge number of bug fixes too.

NEW FEATURES VIDEO

Life is busy! If you don’t have time to read the blog, this video will give you a quick overview of the main new features in this release!

Read full details of what’s new in Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D Beta 2!
Continue reading Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D, Beta 2 Released!

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 for Cinema 4D Beta 1 released!

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.

Read more!
Continue reading Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D Beta 1 released!