Chaos Corona features

Chaos Corona delivers high quality, physically-based shading in production rendering.



This page highlights Corona's key features. All features are tightly integrated into Autodesk 3ds Max and Maxon Cinema 4D. If you are already familiar with Corona, then check out the 'what's new' link below for a summary of the new things you can achieve with the latest release.

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Ease of use

Usability is our most powerful feature. Render setup is really as simple as pressing “Render”. Most new users learn Corona in just one day — and fall in love with it in two.


Chaos Corona delivers predictable, reliable, and physically plausible results with no compromises in quality. Realistic lighting and materials, including caustics, are yours right out of the box. Our Forum and Gallery section provide great examples of this.

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Powerful workflow tools

The output quality and speed are not the only things that make a great renderer. That is why Corona comes with many “little” workflow tweaks that will make your life much easier.

Render-ready content

Time is money, so you need to create your scenes quickly and easily. Corona comes with a substantial collection of premade content - from models and assets, to skies and materials - which will help you build your world in record-quick time.


Our design goal for Corona materials is to make them physically based, yet intuitive, flexible, and easy to set up.


The whole process of creating lights is designed to give artists complete control over their scene, while being fast and intuitive...

Speed & interactivity

A usable renderer must always deliver final results as fast as possible and react to the user’s actions in a split second. And that is what we are always looking for.


As a relatively young company we have the luxury of being able to do things differently right from the start. We have taken a different approach not only in development but also when creating our pricing options.


We understand how important it is to be able to “bend” physical laws to deliver the results your clients expect. So Corona supports numerous reality hacks which allow you to get exactly the effect you desire.


Welcome to the Chaos family! As a Corona user, you are backed by the Oscar and Emmy award-winning brand, and you can expand your capabilities with essential tools, guaranteed to integrate smoothly with your favorite render engine...

Distributed rendering

Rendering with multiple computers at once is essential for any real production. Corona facilitates this in multiple ways – for example it has its own distributed rendering system, and it is compatible with the Backburner and Thinkbox’s Deadline render farm management systems.

Proudly CPU based

Chaos Corona does not need any special hardware to run. It uses the CPU and you can run it on any processor from Intel or AMD released in the past decade.