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Economy is Care

Toward the end of last year, Swiss film and animation studio Guave Motion released their “Economy is Care” animation, aiming to encourage people to ask questions about the current state of the economy, and delivered with a distinctive rendering style. We spoke with CEO and 2D/3D Generalist David Fritsche about how the project came to be, and how they created it!

Economy is Care from Guave Motion

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Syntactic Labyrinths

When we recently heard about an animation project using Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D, we got in touch with Blauw Films to learn more about it. Called “Syntactic Labyrinths”, it’s a science fiction story about trying to preserve the sum total of all human knowledge in the face of a calamity. Leonardo Verkoelen, the Director of Blauw Films, told us all about it!

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Merry Christmas to all Coronauts!

As 2019 comes to a close, our thanks go out to the most important people in the development of Corona Renderer – you, our users! All of us here at Chaos Czech would like to wish you a wonderful holiday season, and many happy renderings in 2020!

We’d also like to announce that our office will be closed from Monday December 23rd until Wednesday January 1st inclusive – support will be limited during this time.

Sad News

Dear all,

We are mourning the unexpected passing of our beloved colleague Jaroslav Krivanek, who died as a result of an accident. We are deeply shocked. We loved Jaroslav and we will remember him as a great person, colleague, teacher and friend. He was the backbone of our R&D in Chaos Czech and a great leader.

We are sending our deepest condolences and sympathy to his family and loved ones.

Jaroslav was devoted to the lifting of our Chaos Research division. While Corona and related products will continue unaffected, our plans for a dedicated research department will have to be postponed.

Black Friday 2019

Corona Renderer 5 lets you save memory and render time – and now with Black Friday upon us, those savings extend to money too!

“I AM IMPRESSED! I did a 5k render with the old displacement vs the 2.5D – memory usage went from 130gb to 60gb. For us at The Boundary, it already looks like it is going to be a game-changer.”
Peter Guthrie of The Boundary, on testing the Corona Renderer 5 daily builds

To save 22% on the first year of any Yearly FairSaaS License, head over to our order page and enter code BF19 during checkout. The offer only runs from Friday, November the 29th to Monday, December the 2nd, so don’t delay – your processor, RAM, and bank account will thank you!

ORDER NOW AND SAVE 22%!


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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

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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!

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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!

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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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