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Corona Renderer 4 for Cinema 4D Released!

It’s the time of year to sit by the pool, with a drink in hand beneath the bright sun, and that means you are going to see a lot of a particular feature of light – caustics! Fortunately, Corona Renderer 4 for Cinema 4D is here to let you add those effects into your renders for the ultimate in realism, thanks to the addition of fast and easy caustics.

That’s not all you’ll find in this release though! There’s also the ability to run Interactive Rendering in a docked Cinema 4D viewport, object picking and manipulation within IR (and moving the camera view from in there too), Inside Volume mode for true 3D volumes, Intel AI denoising (for any CPU), correct displacements when stacking materials, the fisheye camera, and more!

NEW FEATURES VIDEO

Get the “too-long-didn’t-read” version of what’s new, in the New Features video:

DOWNLOAD

There’s a lot of reading below, so download and start the installer while you read! You’ll find the latest version 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 4 from the link above, and activate the demo license right within Cinema 4D, and then you’ll be creating caustics in no time! Enjoy!

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Corona Renderer 4 for 3ds Max Released!

Corona Renderer 4 for 3ds Max Released!

As summer approaches, it’s nearly time to sit by the pool in the sun, sipping on a crystal clear drink, and that means you need one thing – caustics! Fortunately, Corona Renderer 4 for 3ds Max is here to save the day, featuring fast and easy caustics, as well as picking objects and setting the DOF focus point right inside the render window (viewport IR, or the VFB), fisheye mode for cameras, multiple suns and environments for LightMix, new image filtering, and more!

NEW FEATURES VIDEO

To get the super quick flythrough of the latest features, watch the New Features video below:

DOWNLOAD

Install while you read the detailed breakdown! You’ll find the latest version 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 4 from the link above, and activate the demo license right within Max, and then you’ll be creating caustics in no time! Enjoy!

Read about Corona 4!

Corona Renderer 3 for Cinema 4D released!

It’s time to start 2019 with a bang! We’re pleased to announce the release of Corona Renderer 3 for Cinema 4D! This brings all the power of the renowned Corona Renderer engine to Cinema 4D users.

In this article, we’ll give you a run through of the major features that set Corona Renderer apart from other render engines – we look forward to welcoming a whole new team of Coronauts to the family!

 

FEATURES OVERVIEW VIDEO

If you don’t have time to read the (lengthy!) blog article in full, this video will give you a quick taste of what Corona Renderer 3 for Cinema 4D offers:

Read full details about Corona Renderer 3 for Cinema 4D and download it now!
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Corona Renderer 3 for 3ds Max Released!

It’s only been a few months since the last release, but already it’s time to announce the release of Corona Renderer 3 for 3ds Max! It’s a smaller release this time, with the focus being on IR performance and reducing memory usage, adding instant GPU-based denoising mode,  randomization by Mesh Element (e.g. for different colored leaves on the same tree, or different colored planks in a single floor object), and many bug fixes.

NEW FEATURES VIDEO

Short attention span? Hate reading? Then watch the New Features video below for the quick guide to what’s new in this release!

Read more for full details on the update and the download link!

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Corona Renderer for ARCHICAD Alpha 2 released!

Corona Renderer for ARCHICAD Alpha 2 released

We are pleased to announce that Corona Renderer for ARCHICAD Alpha 2 is released!

We’ve been developing this version of Corona Renderer for a while; Alpha 1 was just for internal testing, but Alpha 2 is now ready for you to test!

Since this is an Alpha version, it is far from feature complete, and there are very likely some bugs in the software, so please keep that in mind (especially if considering using it for any commercial projects! You are welcome to do so, but be aware that there may be crashes, instability, missing features, etc.)

Corona Renderer for ARCHICAD, test renders
Some test renders from Corona Renderer for ARCHICAD

We need your testing and feedback to make Corona Renderer for ARCHICAD into everything you want it to be, and we appreciate any testing that you can do for us!

The plugin is already quite advanced and supports:

  • Interactive Rendering takes the guesswork out of setting up materials, lighting and scene composition, and removes the need for test renders.
  • The Corona VFB offers a wide range of post-processing effects without needing to use external software, with tone mapping, bloom and glare, vignetting, and more.
  • Denoising, which can reduce render times by up to 70%.
  • Corona Materials and Textures with a custom texture editor.
  • Support for native ARCHICAD geometry, lights, and materials.

Note: The current Alpha is for ARCHICAD for Windows; in the future, we may develop a version for  macOS (if you know any macOS developers, point ’em to our jobs page!)

 

HOW TO GET STARTED

If you want a quick introduction to getting started with Corona Renderer for ARCHICAD, we’ve created a tutorial for you to walk you through everything you’ll need to get up and running:

 

DOWNLOAD

If you want to get straight to the download, you will find the latest version at:

STATUS AND DOWNLOADS THREAD

Read about the first public release of Corona Renderer for ARCHICAD!
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Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D, Beta 2 Released!

Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D Beta 2 released!

We are pleased to announce that Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D Beta 2 is released!

It has taken longer than we anticipated to move from Beta 1 to Beta 2, but it has been worth the wait! That largest part of the work on Beta 2 was the implementation of the Corona Material Node Editor, which adds a whole new way of working with materials (any materials, not just Corona Materials) and will revolutionize material editing in Cinema 4D.

But that’s not all! Some quick highlights are adding the Skin and Hair materials, a scene converter, the UVW Randomizer shader, the Corona Triplanar shader, advanced Bokeh effects, support for the native Layered shader, support for Cinema 4D R20, and more.

And of course there have been a huge number of bug fixes too.

NEW FEATURES VIDEO

Life is busy! If you don’t have time to read the blog, this video will give you a quick overview of the main new features in this release!

Read full details of what’s new in Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D Beta 2!
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Corona Renderer 2 for 3ds Max Released!

Corona Renderer 2 released

We’re pleased to announce the release of Corona Renderer 2 for 3ds Max! For this version, we’ve focused on heterogeneous media; the first steps in V-Ray compatibility; around 110 new materials in the Material Library; the Corona Official Toolbar; overall reduction in memory requirements; a LOT of bug fixes; and stability & workflow improvements!

 

NEW FEATURES VIDEO

The New Features video is below for the tldr; guided tour of what’s new in this release:

Read more for full details on the update and the download link!

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Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D, Beta 1, Release Candidate 1 Released!

Corona Renderer for C4D, Beta 1, Release Candidate 1 released!

We are pleased to announce that Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D, Beta 1, is released!

If you have not been following the development through the Daily Builds, then here’s what you need to know – there have been a huge number of bug fixes, thanks to the extensive testing and feedback from you, and there have been a lot of new features and functionality implemented, such as Interactive Rendering, the Shadow CatcherDispersion, and more!

 

DOWNLOAD

If you want to get straight to the download, you will find the latest version at:

Download Beta 1 RC 1 from the Google Drive

 

WHAT’S NEW

  • Support for C4D R19 added
  • Interactive Rendering is now fully functional
  • The ShadowCatcher material has been added
  • New and improved sampler implemented (part of the 1.7 core)
  • Dispersion and Subsurface Scattering added to the Corona Material:
  • Native stacking of materials now supported
  • Corona Image Editor included in installation
  • Corona Standalone included in installation
  • Partial implementation of LightMix “bake to scene” functionality
  • Resume render now works from the Corona VFB
  • Render selected is now implemented
  • Team Render is much more stable, and should be close to fully-functional (known limitation – best used from the native Picture Viewer, and cannot use Noise Level / Adaptivity yet)

And of course there have been a great many bug fixes too. It all adds up to Beta 1 being a quantum leap ahead of the previous Alpha release!

 

WHAT’S NEXT

Please test the Release Candidate and report any bugs, which will let us ensure that everything is stable and working as intended. You can report bugs to us on our bug tracker or on the forum.

Once thorough testing and fixing of any issues is complete, we will release the final version of Beta 1.

Thanks to all our users for your patience and help with testing the daily builds!
Nik, Ales, Cestmir, and all of the Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D team

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:

Read more for full details on the update and the download link!

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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:

NEW FEATURES VIDEO

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

Read more for full details on the update and the download link!

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