We’re pleased to launch the Corona Benchmark application for OS X!
This represents an important milestone for us. What you see here is a fully working version of Corona, using the same technology and rendering core as the Windows platform. The only difference at the moment is that it has no hooks into an external modeling program.
We’d ask you all to run the benchmark as the more people that try it, the more it will help this proof-of-concept and identify if there are any remaining issues with the conversion. Do please post your results (it’s an easy one click from within the benchmark to send them) and those results will post to the same table as the Windows results but will be marked in the listing as “OS X” (no flame wars, please! ;))
It took a lot of work to convert Corona across to OS X – 4 months of dedicated work by a single developer focused on the task – but we did it!
As always when we release something new, we’re not taking any time to pause. Instead, we will be pressing on with our other plans, including a Linux version which should be simpler to complete now that the OS X version is done and could see a release later this year; a standalone version of Corona on the OS X; and of course the OS X version of Corona for Cinema4D. We’ll keep you updated!
We are proud to present to you Corona Renderer 1.4 for Autodesk 3ds Max! This release focuses on significantly reducing your render times (just check the stats that have been reported below) and speeding up your workflow, as well as increasing stability. The team has worked hard on this, and I’d like to thank them for taking Corona to the next level.
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We are following up on the recent release of new alpha build of Corona for Cinema4D with a quick hotfix update. It addresses these issues:
- Fixed camera focus distance computed incorrectly
- Added back the original color mapping dialog
- Fixed some minor problems with color mapping
- Fixed VFB getting stuck in rendering state in some situations
- Fixed incorrect color profile being used in Team Render
- Fixed problems with SLA shaders in mix mode of Blend material
- Removed C4D material override and TR setting (use Corona settings)
You can download the build in the usual place. We will continue to monitor user feedback on this release and release more bugfixes if necessary.
Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D is advancing towards its first commercial release, due later this year. We still have a lot of work ahead of us, but in the meantime, please enjoy this FREE version of Alpha v5 for Cinema 4D.
Ales has added the greatly-anticipated Team Render support, CoronaProxy, and VR camera, along with plenty of other improvements and fixes in this version. Below you can see the list of the most important changes and improvements.
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Today we have finally updated our standalone benchmark. Download it and share your results now! Compared to the last benchmark we have updated the rendering core, made the scene more challenging, and added easy verification and sharing of render times. Everything is a one-click solution now, no manual copy/pasting required. All times you choose to publish are displayed in a table here. This comes handy especially when you are selecting a new hardware to run Corona.
Corona Standalone Redesigned
From the technical standpoint, the most interesting thing is that the benchmark showcases the possibilities of our new standalone format, which is now much more powerful than ever before. It supports procedural maps, shader networks, and the compressed Corona proxy format for geometry. We are hoping the standalone application will become a viable alternative for distributed rendering some day. You can try it yourself today if you are feeling lucky. Both export and import is a one-click solution, no 3ds Max is necessary, and speedups of up to 30% were reported compared to rendering inside 3ds Max. Some maps are still not supported, but we are working on that.
I would like to thank Robin, who was the primary developer of the benchmark application. That is it; everything left to do now is to download the benchmark and share its results with the community so we can build a comprehensive database of Corona Renderer performance with different CPUs. Stay tuned for the next blog post, in which we will talk about licensing and pricing improvements we have in mind for 2016.
We are releasing a quick update of our Cinema 4D plugin to address the issues that emerged after the Alpha v4 release. They were caused by a massive internal changes due to the interactive rendering support. The plugin is still under development, in free testing phase, so more issues may arise. If you spot any problem, please do not hesitate to report it . The production (non-interactive) renderer should be stable now, and we will work on the interactive renderer stability for the A5 release. Here is the detailed changelog:
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Here it comes: our biggest update so far. We are proud to present you the Corona Renderer 1.3 for Autodesk 3ds Max. It took us long 96 days, but we are sure it was worth the wait. The whole team did a tremendous amount of work in past months on this release and I would like to say thanks to everyone involved in this process. Thank you.
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While we are finishing the new version 1.3 for 3ds Max, we are not forgetting about Cinema4D plugin – today we have the Alpha v4 version ready for you! Aside from the usual bugfixes and small features, it brings one major new feature: interactive rendering. You can download the installer for Cinema4D R14-R17 for Windows here.
Major New Features
- Interactive rendering
- Added C4D R17 support
- Added Mask pass
- Improved motion blur support
- Improved layer shader support
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Here we go again. Corona Renderer version 1.2 for 3ds Max is being served piping hot!
This is our fastest delivery of the new version so far – it took us just 43 days from the release date of version 1.1. As we stated before, we prefer this strategy of releasing multiple smaller updates, so you always have the chance to use our latest tech. Hopefully everything will run smoothly 🙂
- Corona Render 1.2 is freely available to all our customers on FairSaaS (monthly, yearly), Box with Subscription and Educational/Student license.
- Supports Autodesk 3ds Max versions 2011-2016.
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Here comes the version 1.1 for 3ds Max!
We really wanted to release this version much earlier, but other business-related tasks (hiring new people, establishing new offices, first Coronaut baby delivery, …) kept us from it. This version is not a huge update, but it adds some sweet features which we plan to develop even further in next releases.
- Corona Render 1.1 is freely available to all customers on FairSaaS (monthly, yearly), Box with Subscription and Educational/Student license.
- Supports Autodesk 3ds Max versions 2011-2016.
- Road map for the future development will be published next week.
- Yes, and it is faster again.
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