As summer approaches, it’s nearly time to sit by the pool in the sun, sipping on a crystal clear drink, and that means you need one thing – caustics! Fortunately, Corona Renderer 4 for 3ds Max is here to save the day, featuring fast and easy caustics, as well as picking objects and setting the DOF focus point right inside the render window (viewport IR, or the VFB), fisheye mode for cameras, multiple suns and environments for LightMix, new image filtering, and more!
NEW FEATURES VIDEO
To get the super quick flythrough of the latest features, watch the New Features video below:
Install while you read the detailed breakdown! 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 Max, and then you’ll be creating caustics in no time! Enjoy!
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.
Making high-quality product renders is an art form all of its own, especially when the product in question is itself exclusive and high-quality so that the images have to exude class. We spoke with freelance artist David Turfitt about how he uses Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D to create high-end marketing materials for whisky companies like Beam Suntory.
We last spoke with iamstatic back in October of 2017, and today we catch up with David Greene, Director / Partner at IAMSTATIC, to learn about some of their recent projects, including BMW stunts on the salt flats, a backwoods scene that is not going to end well for one person, and horse racing that plays out on wallpaper!
Read more about IAMSTATIC’s latest animation projects!
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!
2018 is coming to a close, and our thanks go out to all of you for making it the best year yet! Everyone here at Render Legion would like to wish you a wonderful holiday season, and whether you use 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, or ARCHICAD, we wish you many happy renderings in 2019!
We’ve wrapped up the year with the recent release of Corona Renderer for 3ds Max (Hotfix 1) – but do also watch out for daily builds as there may be a Christmas present there before 2019 begins!
We’d also like to announce that our office will be closed from December 22nd until January 1st inclusive – support will be limited during this time.
It’s only been a few months since the last release, but already it’s time to announce the release of Corona Renderer 3 for 3ds Max! It’s a smaller release this time, with the focus being on IR performance and reducing memory usage, adding instant GPU-based denoising mode, randomization by Mesh Element (e.g. for different colored leaves on the same tree, or different colored planks in a single floor object), and many bug fixes.
NEW FEATURES VIDEO
Short attention span? Hate reading? Then watch the New Features video below for the quick guide to what’s new in this release!
Read more for full details on the update and the download link!
We are pleased to announce that Corona Renderer for ARCHICAD Alpha 2 is released!
We’ve been developing this version of Corona Renderer for a while; Alpha 1 was just for internal testing, but Alpha 2 is now ready for you to test!
Since this is an Alpha version, it is far from feature complete, and there are very likely some bugs in the software, so please keep that in mind (especially if considering using it for any commercial projects! You are welcome to do so, but be aware that there may be crashes, instability, missing features, etc.)
We need your testing and feedback to make Corona Renderer for ARCHICAD into everything you want it to be, and we appreciate any testing that you can do for us!
The plugin is already quite advanced and supports:
Interactive Rendering takes the guesswork out of setting up materials, lighting and scene composition, and removes the need for test renders.
The Corona VFB offers a wide range of post-processing effects without needing to use external software, with tone mapping, bloom and glare, vignetting, and more.
Denoising, which can reduce render times by up to 70%.
Corona Materials and Textures with a custom texture editor.
Support for native ARCHICAD geometry, lights, and materials.
Note: The current Alpha is for ARCHICAD for Windows; in the future, we may develop a version for macOS (if you know any macOS developers, point ’em to our jobs page!)
HOW TO GET STARTED
If you want a quick introduction to getting started with Corona Renderer for ARCHICAD, we’ve created a tutorial for you to walk you through everything you’ll need to get up and running:
If you want to get straight to the download, you will find the latest version at:
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).
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!