VFX for the movie “Monkey Talks”

“El-Qird Beyitkallem” (translated as “Monkey Talks”) is an Egyptian movie released in January 2017. The story centers around two brothers who plan to free their father using their skills as magicians, and all the VFX in the movie were created by Meda, using Corona Renderer. We spoke with him about his workflow on the movie.

The armored vehicle cuts created for the Egyptian Film Monkey Talk from Meda

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Fyodor, “Last Survivor” concept art

Fyodor is a freelance CG artist from Saint-Petersburg, Russia who uses Corona Renderer to create concept art. We spoke with him about his workflow and techniques, focusing on the steps to create one particular image.

Fyodor, Last Survivor, the final concept art image.
The final concept art image.

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Valentinstudio – a company profile

Valentinstudio are a 3D design agency based in Lyon, France, who focus on creating upscale 3D visualizations, including stills and animations. We spoke with the team there to find out more about them, their take on the industry, and what the future has in store.

Villa by Valentinstudio

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CoronaVR July update

Seaford Court by Recent Spaces
Seaford Court by Recent Spaces

There have been quite a few changes to CoronaVR recently, including:

– The ability to link CoronaVR to your Google Drive for easy synchronization of images between your PC and mobile device
– So that you can easily choose to sync either or both versions of the app to GoogleDrive, the Gear VR version of the app has been renamed to “Corona GearVR” (the Android version keeps the same name “Corona VR”)
– The ability to add an icon to run the Corona GearVR version right from your mobile device desktop
– The Corona VrWarp helper object in 3ds Max to create walk-throughs without using any external software
– Improvements in image quality and performance

Full details below!

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Corona and VFX

Daniel Bayona has used Corona Renderer in his VFX work on movies such as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Godzilla, The Hobbit trilogy, and most recently, Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child, and more. We spoke with him to find out about using Corona Renderer in VFX, and what the future has in store.

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The Making of CG Robot “Dennis”, by IXOR

IXOR created a beautiful animation for a TV ad, the star of the show being the robot “Dennis”. We spoke with Andronikos Bisogiannis, Founder & Creative Director at IXOR to find out how it was made.

CG Robot (Protergia 1m55sec TVC Dir. CUT) from IXOR.

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Zen Images, Marché Central Gift Card Animation Breakdown

10 years ago, Daniel Beaudry founded Zen Images, a 3D animation and motion design studio based in Montreal. They recently completed a Marché Central campaign for SGM Communication intégrée, and Daniel shared a 30 minute breakdown on the animation with us, as well as some background about himself and Zen Images!

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Andres Saarnak, product renderings for KEHA 3

We spoke with Andres Saarnak, of Saarnak Visuals, about how he started in 3D, founded his own company, and in particular about how he approaches product rendering, such as his work for the KEHA 3 catalog. NOTE – be sure to view the full-size images to appreciate the detail, as some of these are 5K renders!

Saarnak KEHA 3 product render 00

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yVR from You can do it! VFX

You can do it! VFX (YCDIVFX) have just released yVR, a multiplatform tool for viewing mono and stereo 360 renders – think of it as a kind of “VFB for VR”. We spoke with Artur Leao to learn more about the software, and the company behind it.

yVR setup with Corona from YCDIVFX on Vimeo.

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Corona Renderer 1.6 for 3ds Max Released!

We’re excited to announce the release of Corona Renderer 1.6 for Autodesk 3ds Max!

The wait was worth it, as we’re giving you some really sweet features with this version! Find out what’s new in the video and quick facts below:


For the tl;dr generation – get a brief look at what’s new:

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