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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

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Valentinstudio – a company profile

Valentinstudio are a 3D design agency based in Lyon, France, who focus on creating upscale 3D visualizations, including stills and animations. We spoke with the team there to find out more about them, their take on the industry, and what the future has in store.

Villa by Valentinstudio

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Lemons Bucket

Lemons Bucket are an Architecture 3D Visualization studio based in Madrid, Spain. Recently they tried Corona Renderer for the first time on their personal project, the Center for Cancer and Health (designed by Nord Architects). We spoke with them to learn more about them, and how these images were made.

Lemons Bucket Center for Cancer and Health 01

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A company profile of 10EightyTwo

We spoke with Will Rayner, founder of 10EightyTwo, to learn about how he got started in the industry, what the company specializes in, and how Corona fits into their workflow.

10EightyTwo Detrafford Glasshouse Dining Room
Detrafford Glasshouse Dining Room

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“Construct” animation by Recent Spaces

‘Construct’ is a short abstract animation from Recent Spaces, briefly describing the process of architectural visualisation from initial architectural drawings to the final image.

Recent Spaces – Construct from Recent Spaces on Vimeo.

Read how the animation was created….
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Francesco Legrenzi – The Making Of A Mountain Home Interior

Francesco Legrenzi of Legrenzi Studio prepared a ‘making-of’ for a project created in Corona 1.3, where he reveals some of his workflow secrets which eventually led to the creation of an amazing, photoreal interior.

Corona Renderer - Francesco Legrenzi - Mountain Home Interior 01

1. Introduction

First, I would like to personally thank Ondra Karlík and the whole Corona team for the enormous effort that has eventually resulted in what I believe is currently the best 3ds Max rendering engine for architecture and design. Many users around the world, from inexperienced students to skilled professionals, are now migrating to this wonderful program.

It’s been three years now that I have been using Corona in all of my projects. Our studio is relatively small, so we cannot use two different rendering engines. At one point, we had to make a choice. Three years ago it might have seemed risky. But it quickly turned out to be a very smart decision.

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Museum of Modern Art – virtual tour by Guillermo Leal LLaguno

Guillermo Leal LLaguno of Steelblue created a virtual tour of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art as his personal project. Click on the image below to experience the virtual tour, and read more to find out how it was made.


Museum of Modern Art - Guillermo LLaguno - Corona Renderer 1

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Eduard Caliman – Interior Visuals

Today we present to you a set of amazing interior renders by 3D artist Eduard Caliman:

Corona Renderer - Eduard Caliman - Luxurious Living Room 1

Hi, my name is Eduard Caliman and I own a visualization studio in the UK where I create visuals for interior design studios, architects, creative agencies and product manufacturing companies.

Continue reading to see further examples of artwork by Eduard, and find out why Corona is his favorite render engine…

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