James Dowling – the making of Atmos. III

Back in August 2017, Architectural Visualiser James Dowling released his Atmos. III project. In this article, he takes us through his workflow, covering details such as lighting, depth of field, and more!

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IAMSTATIC – peeling paint, sailing ships, and alien worlds!

IAMSTATIC is  a Toronto-based studio who direct, design and produce award-winning projects for film & television, commercial advertising, and immersive / digital content. They use Corona Renderer on most of their animation projects, including the title sequence for the Netflix show “Frontier” and an ad campaign for Vuse that traveled to some beautiful alien worlds.

We spoke with David Greene, Director / Partner at IAMSTATIC, about some of their recent animation work using Corona.

IAMSTATIC, still from the Frontier series title sequence
A still from the Frontier series title sequence
IAMSTATIC, still from the Vuse campaign animation
A still from one of the Vuse campaign animations

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Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Released!

With great pleasure, we announce the release of Corona Renderer 1.7 for Autodesk 3ds Max! In this release we focus on massive rendering speedups, accelerating your workflow, and making your 3D people look amazingly realistic!

 

NEW FEATURES VIDEO

The New Features video below gives you the quickest overview of what’s new in this release:

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New Horizons – plans for 2017 and beyond

New Horizons

New Horizons for Corona Renderer

Today marks the beginning of a new era for Render Legion and Corona Renderer. We will be doubling our development team so that we can build more great software, and do so faster and smarter.

How? After a long 13 months of perfecting our plans, we have agreed to join forces with Chaos Group, which will make a massive long-term investment in Corona Renderer, paired with a vast amount of their technological IP which will help us to push Corona Renderer and other projects even further.

We firmly believe that by making this move we do the best possible thing for you, our users, to deliver the best tools in the shortest period of time while future-proofing the company.

We are happy that we were able to find a partner who is respectable, skilled and with a proven track record of creating great software, and who shares the same vision about the future of CG software.

Ondra and Vlado

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Anri Ford on using Substance Painter with Corona Renderer

Andrey, better known online as Anri_Ford, is a master at creating automotive renders that stand out from the crowd, because they feature vehicles that are dirty or worn rather than pristine and shiny. We spoke with him about how he has been integrating Allegorithmic’s Substance tools into his workflow alongside Corona Renderer.

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Orangegraphics – a company profile

Orangegraphics are a creative studio based in Zabrze, Poland. Founded in 2009, they specialize in focusing on quality rather than quantity. We spoke with founder Gregory Wojnar to learn about the studio and their workflow.

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The making of ‘Nuremberg Bathroom’

“Nuremberg Bathroom” is a project by Mohammadreza Mohseni, co-founder of Vivid Visual Studio. In this article, he shares how the project was made, along with some MAXScript that you may find useful in your own projects!

Nuremberg Bathroom 12 by Mohammadreza Mohseni

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The Making of “Nissan GT-R 2017”

Factotum Pictures created a wonderful set of renders that were 100% CG, right down to the mountains in the background. We asked them to share just how they made these images!

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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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