On this page you will find a quick summary of the most significant new features introduced in the latest version of Corona.
Get a quick visual overview of some of the new features in our Corona 9 Release Video:
Procedural Clouds let you control and type of cloud cover, and they are easy to animate. They respond to Sun color and position so work at dawn or at noon, and all with minimal effect on render times.
Tile real geometry over a surface with the same ease as you’d tile a texture, for the ultimate in realism all while saving memory. Use it to create fabrics, wire fences, jewelry, and much more.
Now you can have control over the edges of your scatters, for keeping those lawns neat and tidy.
Included in Premium are three powerful tools from Chaos. Phoenix will let you create realistic simulations of fire, smoke, water and more.
Chaos Scans will give you access to hundreds of realistic materials that are too complex to simulate with regular materials.
While Chaos Player will give you the ability to edit and post-process your image sequences.
Control the amount of blur at the start, middle and end of the motion blur effect, replicating how it looks from a real camera.
For artistic purposes (since real world fisheye lenses do not show this effect), you can now add depth of field blurring to scenes rendered from fisheye cameras.
As mentioned when we released Corona 8, we have been working on some changes under the hood to improve the user experience, such as new preservation options for Material Overrides, reduced memory required by Corona Bitmaps, improved material previews in the High Quality viewport, and more.