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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:

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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!

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IAMSTATIC – salt flats, crime lords, and racey wallpaper!

We last spoke with iamstatic back in October of 2017, and today we catch up with David Greene, Director / Partner at IAMSTATIC, to learn about some of their recent projects, including BMW stunts on the salt flats, a backwoods scene that is not going to end well for one person, and horse racing that plays out on wallpaper!

IAMSTATIC, BMW Stunt It still 01

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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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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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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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Davide Calabrò, the making of “5th Avenue – Witness of…”

Davide Calabrò is a freelance 3D artist, based in the Netherlands. We spoke with him about what went into the making of his amazingly detailed image, “5th Avenue – Witness of…”

Davide Calabrò, 5th Avenue - The Witness Of... final image

 

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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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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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Pikcells – 15 years in the 3D industry

Pikcells are a design-driven studio, founded in Huddersfield, UK, in 2003. They mostly focus on high-end CGI for retail, furniture and interior room sets, along with lots of creative experimentation. We spoke with Creative Director Richard Benson about their 15 year journey and some of the changes they’ve gone through in that time!

Pikcells, Macaroon kitchen design

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One Day Love

In past articles, we’ve explored the work that goes into VFX from the point of view of the CGI artist – this time though we take a different view of the process, talking with Michael Mizrachi about the director’s point of view when working with lots of CGI, as happened in his recent work on the music video for “One Day Love“.

One Day Love from Michael Mizrachi on Vimeo.

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