Category Archives: Feature

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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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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The CG industry in Poland

In June last year, the BW3 arch-viz conference took place in Wroclaw, Poland. Corona Renderer was very well represented, and we caught up with organizer Michal Nowak, and artists Bartosz Domiczek and Marcin Jastrzebski to hear more about the CG industry in Poland today.

Bartek, Marcin and Michal
Bartosz, Marcin and Michal
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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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Catching up with Valentinstudio

It’s good to make new friends, but it’s great to meet up with old friends and catch up on what has been going on! Almost exactly two years ago, back in 2017, we had the pleasure of presenting a company profile of Valentinstudio, a 3D agency based in Lyon, France. We caught up with them to hear about what has changed in those 2 years, and see some of their latest projects!

Valentinstudio Ferme Salon A
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Matteo Rossi – automotive rendering, and a meeting with Horacio Pagani

Matteo Rossi is a freelance 3D artist who uses Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D, and specializes in product visualization – with a particular love of automotive rendering. We had a chat with him about his career, choice of tools, and a recent meeting with Horacio Pagani himself.

Matteo Rossi, BMW M4 interior, Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D
One of Matteo’s recent projects, the interior of a BMW M4.

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Recent Spaces and theViewer – animated photorealistic VR

Recent Spaces spoke with us to give a breakdown of how they are adding animation and interactivity to pre-rendered VR thanks to development work they’ve done along with theViewer, to bridge the choice between photorealism and immersion. As part of that, they’ve been taking advantage of Corona Renderer’s compatibility with Phoenix FD too!

Corona Renderer Recent Spaces theConstruct, standard render of Lake ATX Great Room scene
One of the main still CGIs of the scene, with fire, fans and lake to be animated in VR

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Hyundai i30n “Turning Petrol Heads” – wearelut

We spoke with John Crawshaw from wearelut about their recent “Turning Petrolheads” project for the Hyundai i30n. This involved creating a 60 second TV ad and two 15 second TV spots, plus a print and billboard campaign (which included lenticular images, that change with angle of view, on the sides of London buses).


Hyundai i30n – Turning petrol heads from wearelut on Vimeo.

All the work featured a mix of CGI blended with real world footage, and we asked John about the challenges they faced.

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Behind the scenes at animation studio, Stratostorm

Stratostorm was founded in December 2014 and is an independently-owned creative production studio, specializing in Visual Effects, 3D Animation and Compositing, with offices in São Paulo and Los Angeles. We spoke with Founder and Exectutive Producer & Business Development, Helena Hilario, to learn more about Stratostorm and their work.


Esquadrão Anticáries | Molar from StratoStorm.

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Bartosz Domiczek, the making of “Northern Wisps”

Bartosz Domiczek won Ronen Bekerman’s CABINS 3D Challenge with his stunning set of images entitled “Northern Wisps”. We caught up with him to ask what went into the making of these images!

Bartosz Domiczek "Northern Wisps"

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