Here’s the second of our ongoing behind the scenes blogs! This time we’ll be taking a look at some things that in progress for Corona Renderer 7.Read more ABOUT PLANS FOR CORONA RENDERER 7
We love featuring the work of our users on our blogs, but we also want to return to giving you behind-the-scenes access to what is happening here at Corona Renderer HQ. This is the first in a series of ongoing articles welcoming you in to our development process!Read our first behind the scenes blog!
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:
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:
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!
It’s with great pleasure that we announce the release of Corona Renderer 5 for Cinema 4D! From the development of the Corona Core, this version brings a focus on optimizations, saving memory for displacement, and memory and render times for caustics – and from the Cinema 4D specific side, there are also a great many improvements, including multiple skies for use in LightMix, the addition of the Select Material, Select Shader and MultiShader, greatly improved handling of proxies, and more!
NEW FEATURES VIDEO
No time to read things in detail and want the quick overview? We’ve got you covered with the New Features video!
Grab the latest version while you read! It’s available at:
Demo Refresh: If you have tried a previous version of Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D 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 5 for Cinema 4D from the link above, and activate the demo license right within Cinema 4D! Enjoy!Read ABOUT CORONA RENDERER 5!
It’s the time of year to sit by the pool, with a drink in hand beneath the bright sun, and that means you are going to see a lot of a particular feature of light – caustics! Fortunately, Corona Renderer 4 for Cinema 4D is here to let you add those effects into your renders for the ultimate in realism, thanks to the addition of fast and easy caustics.
That’s not all you’ll find in this release though! There’s also the ability to run Interactive Rendering in a docked Cinema 4D viewport, object picking and manipulation within IR (and moving the camera view from in there too), Inside Volume mode for true 3D volumes, Intel AI denoising (for any CPU), correct displacements when stacking materials, the fisheye camera, and more!
NEW FEATURES VIDEO
Get the “too-long-didn’t-read” version of what’s new, in the New Features video:
There’s a lot of reading below, so download and start the installer while you read! You’ll find the latest version at:
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 4 from the link above, and activate the demo license right within Cinema 4D, and then you’ll be creating caustics in no time! Enjoy!Read ABOUT CORONA 4!
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!
It’s time to start 2019 with a bang! We’re pleased to announce the release of Corona Renderer 3 for Cinema 4D! This brings all the power of the renowned Corona Renderer engine to Cinema 4D users.
In this article, we’ll give you a run through of the major features that set Corona Renderer apart from other render engines – we look forward to welcoming a whole new team of Coronauts to the family!
FEATURES OVERVIEW VIDEO
If you don’t have time to read the (lengthy!) blog article in full, this video will give you a quick taste of what Corona Renderer 3 for Cinema 4D offers:
Read full details about Corona Renderer 3 for Cinema 4D and download it now!
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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!
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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.
If you want to get straight to the download, you will find the latest version at:
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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.