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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:

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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.

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Pikcells – creating TV ads for the UK’s No.1 Kitchen Retailer

Pikcells are a design-driven studio with 15 years in the industry. Recently they’ve been working on something new for them, creating TV ads for long-term client Wren Kitchens, and we caught up with Creative Director Richard Benson to hear how they used Corona to composite actors into a rendered kitchen.

Pikcells, Wren Kitchens TV ads - frame from the final ad
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Recent Spaces test out caustics in production scenes

Corona Renderer 4 introduced a whole new way of calculating caustics – but are they practical for use in actual production scenes? And what about in animations?

London-based architectural & design visualization studio Recent Spaces are always on the look-out for the ultimate in photo-realism, so their artist Tobias Grendelmeier did some testing to find out and shared their findings with us.

Recent Spaces – Caustics R&D from Recent Spaces

Read recent spaces’ results on testing caustics!

Corona Renderer 5 for Cinema 4D Released!

Corona Renderer 5 for Cinema 4D released!

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!

DOWNLOAD

Grab the latest version while you read! It’s available at:

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

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!

Corona Renderer 5 for 3ds Max Released!

Corona Renderer 5 for 3ds Max released

We’re pleased to announce the release of Corona Renderer 5 for 3ds Max! This release focuses mostly on optimizations, saving both memory and render times for general rendering, and more specifically for displacement and caustics.

NEW FEATURES VIDEO

For those who prefer to watch than read, here’s the New Features video:

DOWNLOAD

Grab the latest version while you read! It’s available at:

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 5 from the link above, and activate the demo license right within 3ds Max. Enjoy!

Read ABOUT CORONA RENDERER 5!

Sergey Poltavskiy, the 2018 Ford Expedition reveal

We last spoke with artist Sergey Poltavskiy at the beginning of 2018 – now it’s time to catch up with him again, to hear about how he worked with David Westphal (photographer), Marc Rochon (CGI/Retouching artist), and Gary Book (retouching artist) on the Ford 2018 Expedition reveal!

Sergey Poltavskiy Ford 2018 Expedition reveal 01
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Great Talks About Photo Realism

You may already have heard about the upcoming book, Great Talks About Photo Realism – as you might expect from the title, Corona Renderer artists are well-represented between its covers! We found out more about how the book came to be.

Great Talks About Photo Realism book cover.
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Corona Renderer 4 for 3ds Max Released!

Corona Renderer 4 for 3ds Max Released!

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:

DOWNLOAD

Install while you read the detailed breakdown! You’ll find the latest version at:

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 4 from the link above, and activate the demo license right within Max, and then you’ll be creating caustics in no time! Enjoy!

Read about Corona 4!