Lufthansa A320 Corona renders by Marcin Gruszczyk

 

Deutsche Lufthansa AG / Jens Goerlich / mo cgi - Lufthansa A320 Corona render

Good news for all the aviation fans out there: this time we present you one of the most popular airliners in the industry – the Lufthansa A320. You can admire aircraft in all its glory – with a little help of Corona! Marcin Gruszczyk tells us about his experiences during the work on this project.


 

“The first time I tested Corona I immediately realized that it was the best definition of what I’d consider to be a next-gen renderer: based on path-tracing, fully able to use the system’s RAM, well integrated into 3ds Max and supporting 3rd party plugin maps, featuring a simple yet very powerful material and shading system, and being faster at it than any other engine I’ve worked with.


I converted one of our airplane models, an Airbus A320,  to Corona to see how it would perform. Since Corona supports all of the 3rd party maps we use here I could easily copy and paste them and recreate the materials without any limitations. I was surprised to see that render times went down to around 25% in almost all cases, things that were quite expensive in terms of render times before – like DOF, motion blur, high energy reflections – were possible in one go now, without having to re-render parts of the image or relying on additional postproduction. A well thought-out elements and mask system helped us to create masks at rendertime without the need to render them as a separate task. An extremely useful feature while shading and lighting was the interactive renderer which amazingly supports all of Corona’s features, materials and maps and doesn’t need any special setups – it just works.

We’re using Corona in production for a couple of months now and the visual quality is remarkable, this alone has been already a great benefit to us. Congratulations to the whole team!”

 Marcin Gruszczyk

Deutsche Lufthansa AG / Jens Goerlich / mo cgi - Lufthansa A320 Corona render

Deutsche Lufthansa AG / Jens Goerlich / mo cgi - Lufthansa A320 Corona render

Deutsche Lufthansa AG / Jens Goerlich / mo cgi - Lufthansa A320 Corona render

Deutsche Lufthansa AG / Jens Goerlich / mo cgi - Lufthansa A320 Corona render

 

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG / Jens Goerlich / mo cgi

Links:
www.jens-goerlich.de / www.mswee.net

9 thoughts on “Lufthansa A320 Corona renders by Marcin Gruszczyk

    1. Hello Pablo,
      yes, the original plate was camera mapped on a ground plane with a static camera. The main camera and the airplane are both linked to a point helper which was animated along a path, then all was rendered in one go with motion blur enabled.

      Glad you like it!

  1. Great images!
    How’d you integrate the sun glare? Is it taken from the original photo or from a tool like optical flares?

    1. Hi Gaba,
      I planned to do tutorials covering some of the airplane work but I don’t think I’ll have the time to do so anytime soon, unfortunately.
      The images above have varying amount of postproduction, and since it really depends on the type of image, lighting, mood, intent etc. it isn’t easy to come up with a useful tutorial that would be applicable easily anywhere else.

      Who knows, I may have some free time to produce something but it’ll certainly take some time until I do.

      Thanks!

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