All posts by Tom Grimes

The Making of “Morning After the Rain”

Back in December 2016, Shabeer posted his “Morning After the Rain” image in the Corona forums, which proved very popular in the community! We spoke with him to learn what went into making these photo-real images.

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Corona for C4D Alpha 6 Final released!

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We’re pleased to unveil Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D Alpha 6 final! We’d like to thank all of you for testing the release candidates and helping us identify and resolve bugs with both the Windows and Mac versions.

Quick Facts

  • Port to macOS: The port has the same features as the Windows version.
  • Based on Corona 1.6 daily builds: As well as incorporating everything from 1.5 for 3ds Max, the core is based on some of the daily builds released since then.
  • Simpler UI: Making it easier to find and use Corona features.
  • Interactive LightMix: Now working in C4D!
  • Image post processing: The core features such as bloom & glare, LUTs, filmic tone mapping etc have been ported over.

The main purpose of Alpha 6 was the integration of new features from the Corona core, and this meant rewriting a large part of the Cinema 4D version. With such a big rewrite, there were quite a few bugs in the first releases of A6, so it has taken a while for us to reach this final version with those bugs resolved!

Reworking the UI was another major part of this release. We are pleased to say that is complete and there will be only small changes needed between now and the 1.0 release – this means we can start to create help articles and tutorials now that no further major changes are needed to the UI.

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Corona for Cinema 4D November Spotlight

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Nothing says more about what Corona for Cinema 4D can do than the wonderful imagery created by its users! That’s why in today’s blogpost, we are simply going to let the imagery speak for itself, with a collection of just some of the renders that were shared in November.

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The Corona Academy – Official Training Courses

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The first Corona Academy will take place at the end of November 2016. If you are interested in becoming an officially certified instructor or power-user, then you’ll find the full details below!

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Corona Renderer for C4D Alpha 6 RC1 Released!

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Alpha 6 Release Candidate 1 of Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D is out!

User experience design, the port to macOS, lots of cool new features from the Corona core, and stability improvements: these are some of the major things we’ve been working on since the release of Corona for C4D Alpha 5. And here we are, Release Candidate of Corona for Cinema 4D A6 is now out!

After some thorough testing by you, our users “out in the field”, we’ll release a final version of Alpha 6 in around 2 to 3 weeks. We wish you lots of fun playing around with the new Alpha. But remember: if something doesn’t work quite right, we won’t be able to fix it unless you tell us about it.

Let’s take a closer look at just some of the new features in the A6 release. A full feature list and a complete list of changes will be published in a separate blog post which will accompany the official A6 release.

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Automotive walkthroughs from Owlempires

In one of the the most detailed looks at automotive rendering with Corona Renderer ever made, Robert Bodis from Owlempires shared some general information on his workflow, plus walk-throughs on setting up no less than six different scenes, including video discussions for four of them!

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The making of Calm

One of the key things in standing out from the crowd is developing your own individual style. Andrew Minakov is a master at this, with a focus on automotive renders.

We spoke with him to find out how he approaches creating an image and making it unique, with a look behind the thinking that went into creating the image “Calm”.

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