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Title: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: TomG on 2017-06-22, 17:31:03
Hi all!
A new Daily Build of Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max is out now, with over 40 improvements! Below you will find more information on some of the most significant new features to help you get started using them:

Full changelog available at:
https://corona-renderer.com/forum/index.php/topic,15845.msg104095.html#msg104095

How to install daily builds:
https://coronarenderer.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/5000570015

IMPORTANT NOTE BEFORE YOU TEST:
Due to the significant changes in 1.7, scenes saved with 1.7 are NOT backwards compatible with 1.6.1 - if you save a scene using the 1.7 daily builds, you will not be able to open it with 1.6 or 1.6.1 installed.

What's New:

Hair and fur support
Ornatrix, Hair Farm and Native Hair&Fur are supported. A new Corona Hair Material has been added though this is still very much a work-in-progress, and this material does not currently work with the native 3ds Max Hair&Fur.
(https://corona-renderer.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=16588.0;attach=66456;image)

Some test renders by Luc Bégin (user Bigguns) are attached, you can see more test in the original thread at:
https://corona-renderer.com/forum/index.php/topic,16581.0.html

Bump Converter
If you've ever run into some maps looking different when connected to the Bump slot of a material, (things like the Cellular and Marble maps are examples), this new Converter solves that and lets you use almost any map to generate Bump. It also has the ability to vary the strength of the bump, and to blur the map.
(https://corona-renderer.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=16588.0;attach=66460;image)

UVW Randomizer
Similar to the familiar MultiMap, the UVW Randomizer allows you to randomly affect UVW scale, rotation and offset based on material id, object id, per instance, etc.
(https://corona-renderer.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=16588.0;attach=66470;image)
(https://corona-renderer.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=16588.0;attach=66472;image)
(https://corona-renderer.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=16588.0;attach=66474;image)

MultiMap Blurring
You can now set blur amount for all maps plugged into the CoronaMultiMap at once instead of changing it for each map one by one.
(https://corona-renderer.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=16588.0;attach=66462;image)
(https://corona-renderer.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=16588.0;attach=66464;image)

UHD Cache and LUT asset tracking
This means that these files get packed when archiving a scene, they can be retargeted, and there is a warning on opening the scene if they are missing.
(https://corona-renderer.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=16588.0;attach=66468;image)

VFB Stats tooltips
Tooltips are now provided for each of the stats shown in the VFB Stats tab - if you're not familiar with what the stats show, these will tell you!
(https://corona-renderer.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=16588.0;attach=66466;image)

...and a lot of other improvements!
These include various speed improvements, fixes to the Corona Image Editor, fixed unnecessary restarts of IR when navigating in the Slate Material Editor and more - full details in the changelog.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: romullus on 2017-06-22, 19:40:20
IMPORTANT NOTE BEFORE YOU TEST:
Due to the significant changes in 1.7, scenes saved with 1.7 are NOT backwards compatible with 1.6.1 - if you save a scene using the 1.7 daily builds, you will not be able to open it with 1.6 or 1.6.1 installed.

Woah! I nearly made one big mistake. Thanks for warning :]

Great build BTW, i hope i will find more time to test it soon.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Monkeybrother on 2017-06-22, 19:51:11
Cool. Before I left work today I was swearing about there not being an easy way to randomize UV's quickly.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: rambambulli on 2017-06-22, 22:09:49
Uvw randomizer is great. Thanks guys!!
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: froebel20 on 2017-06-23, 09:10:54
anytime soon something comparable like vray aerial perspective atmospheric fog coming? (i know it works with corona sun, but it doesnt with hdris)
would be awesome!
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Ludvik Koutny on 2017-06-23, 10:26:52
anytime soon something comparable like vray aerial perspective atmospheric fog coming? (i know it works with corona sun, but it doesnt with hdris)
would be awesome!

Well the V-Ray aerial perspective does not work with HDRI's either, afaik :)
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Romas Noreika on 2017-06-23, 10:50:41
I just want to say big thank you for corona team/people for this amazing render engine :) Yesterday at home I installed vray 3.5 to try out what new. I must say after 10 min of testing new stuff - I said its a joke and turned it off. :D Goodbye vray.

At work we still use vray because the company is quite big and all the stuff here was made with vray from day one and some people minds are only on vray. Maybe there will be a day that we will switch to corona.

At home I always use corona now for freelancing and for my personal projects its amazing. And it is becoming more amazing every day. Because these guys are working so hard every day on it. :)

Thank you :)
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: filippo.previtali on 2017-06-23, 11:35:05
Hi,
I have tried to install the latest daily build but as soon as I drag a new map (multimap for instance).....3dmax crashes and I have notoced a very slow refresh on the material previews. I have rolled back to the 1.6 and everything works fine.....is it just me?

Thanks

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Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: romullus on 2017-06-23, 12:21:23
IMPORTANT NOTE BEFORE YOU TEST:
Due to the significant changes in 1.7, scenes saved with 1.7 are NOT backwards compatible with 1.6.1 - if you save a scene using the 1.7 daily builds, you will not be able to open it with 1.6 or 1.6.1 installed.

I wonder if it's possible to make that Corona on opening would simply reset render settings of scenes saved with incompatible build, instead of crashing max down? Would be less stressful experience IMHO.

P.S. yeah, it turned out that i made that stupid mistake :/
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: maru on 2017-06-23, 13:20:38
I have tried to install the latest daily build but as soon as I drag a new map (multimap for instance).....3dmax crashes and I have notoced a very slow refresh on the material previews. I have rolled back to the 1.6 and everything works fine.....is it just me?
Have you tried the new build? (22.06) If it still crashes, a minidump is needed: https://coronarenderer.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/5000524006-how-to-report-issues-

@Romullus - Ondra told me that inability to roll back is a 3dsmax issue :/
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: filippo.previtali on 2017-06-23, 13:50:07
Thanks Maru,
I am going to try again and will send the dump file in case I get the same error.

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Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: romullus on 2017-06-23, 13:54:19
@Romullus - Ondra told me that inability to roll back is a 3dsmax issue :/

Sure sure, as always, blame 3ds max for everything :] Luckily it's not a big issue, since merge solves everything.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: filippo.previtali on 2017-06-23, 14:17:03
Awesome. I have installed the .22 and works super smooth! The uvw randomiser is fanatstic!

Thanks a lot!

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Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: shortcirkuit on 2017-07-07, 01:09:16
love your work guys!  Best rendering engine ever!

Ive been keeping a close eye on the road map - would you care to share details of the following elements listed on there?  So curious to know

Material library - Any details on this? what materials will you be adding?
Corona camera - What features will this have?

Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: maru on 2017-07-07, 11:20:32
Material library - Any details on this? what materials will you be adding?
Corona camera - What features will this have?
Just a vague answer for now, more details will be unveiled later. ;)

Material library - most basic materials the user may need right after installing Corona Renderer - painted walls, metals, plastic, liquids, sss, and more. They will be just drag-and drop solution and very easy to tweak in case you need to update them for your needs.
Corona camera - probably same as physical/vray camera - one of the main reasons for adding it is to prevent confusion as to which of the available controls should be used when you have render settings, camera mod, and physical camera at your disposal.

Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Christa Noel on 2017-07-07, 12:08:09
Corona camera - What features will this have?
definitely a dream comes true. I guess it will be PhysicalCamera + CoronaCamMod + Surprises ;)
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: alexyork on 2017-07-09, 16:51:03
Corona camera - What features will this have?
definitely a dream comes true. I guess it will be PhysicalCamera + CoronaCamMod + Surprises ;)

I really hope it manages to combine all of the critical lens features like shift/tilt and the cameramod controls, so you don't need to keep flipping between two modifiers. And of course an end to the constant IR refreshing when using shift/tilt on physcam. Really excited for this!
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Juraj Talcik on 2017-07-09, 17:21:18
And of course an end to the constant IR refreshing when using shift/tilt on physcam. Really excited for this!

That's the reason for constant IR refresh ?

If so, would rather have this fixed and then need to use custom camera.

I have like zero issues with Physical camera otherwise then.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: alexyork on 2017-07-09, 17:23:20
And of course an end to the constant IR refreshing when using shift/tilt on physcam. Really excited for this!

That's the reason for constant IR refresh ?

If so, would rather have this fixed and then need to use custom camera.

I have like zero issues with Physical camera otherwise then.

IRRC they can't fix this - it's an AD issue. Far easier for them to write (and opens the door for lots of other cool stuff) to have a proper coronacamera.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Frood on 2017-07-10, 09:58:43
Yipp. The physical cam is bugged in several ways. Try to animate/key shifts and soon you get the standard "Oh ok, I´ll apply the shifts as scaling to the camera object now because I live in a program by the you-know-who-company and don´t know anymore what do to now." - at least. Not to speak of how ISO vs. EV is handled when animating. And undo is all but reliable.

I´m also very excited about the Corona camera because it will solve almost all those Rendersettings vs. CameraMod vs. Camera vs. cVFB issues. But when I think about what it has to handle, it´s easy to imagine that it will get a large and critical part of Corona. So it will (hopefully) take its time.


Good Luck


Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: PKonst on 2017-07-12, 20:19:00
To be fair new Physicalcam was written in co-op with Autodesk and taking into account that Ondra has access to Autodesk 3dsmax beta board it may have more sense fixing all the bugs / interop with Corona by connecting with Autodesk,
than writing new cam type.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: romullus on 2017-07-12, 20:39:12
That would be more sensible solution indeed, but the problem is that it would take at least couple of years for Autodesk to fix those bugs (hopefully they wouldn't introduce new ones in the process). Also that would leave not upgrading users to live with buggy camera for a looong time.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: alexyork on 2017-07-12, 21:42:23
That would be more sensible solution indeed, but the problem is that it would take at least couple of years for Autodesk to fix those bugs (hopefully they wouldn't introduce new ones in the process). Also that would leave not upgrading users to live with buggy camera for a looong time.

Also, it's not just about fixing the bugs with the physcam - it's hopefully about tying in all those standard physcam controls (like Tilt/Shift etc.) and bundling in the cameramod controls, so it's all there in one single max entity. It will make tweaking stuff so much quicker and easier. It might also open up the possibility for some more radical features, since it will be entirely under Corona's development. Far better long-term prospects there I reckon!
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: PKonst on 2017-07-12, 23:32:13
If I'm not mistaken, current physical cam is partially (or solely) based on Vray's one, so there is a chance that these issues isn't completely Autodesk fault.
One of the reason of implementing that one - was wish to unify 3dsmax and vray cameras.

As I said earlier, it make sense for Corona devs to contact Autodesk and try to improve physical cam instead. Their work may be even paid (Autodesk often pays 3rd party devs for such stuff, including Boomer Labs for already implemented and wip stuff).
Also, 3dsmax devs are quite responsive during current beta cycle
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: alexyork on 2017-07-13, 10:26:55
If I'm not mistaken, current physical cam is partially (or solely) based on Vray's one, so there is a chance that these issues isn't completely Autodesk fault.
One of the reason of implementing that one - was wish to unify 3dsmax and vray cameras.

As I said earlier, it make sense for Corona devs to contact Autodesk and try to improve physical cam instead. Their work may be even paid (Autodesk often pays 3rd party devs for such stuff, including Boomer Labs for already implemented and wip stuff).
Also, 3dsmax devs are quite responsive during current beta cycle

I disagree. If there's a choice to be made between trying to persuade AD to "fix" an already mostly working physcam, or letting the Corona chaps develop their own one, which will address those issues and with Corona fully integrated into it, is there really a choice? Seems obvious which one is going to 1) take less time 2) result in the best camera.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: pokoy on 2017-07-13, 11:54:28
The Physical Camera lent a lot of code from VrayPhysCam. In fact, I remember seeing Vlado's comment that he's not 100% happy with Autodesk's implementation and decided to leave the original PhysCam in Vray's code, it's still accessible by mxs.

Getting Autodesk to fix the issues can easily take a year or two, as can be seen with various defects and requests. Even if they get around doing it soon you still don't know if things are going to be made easier for 3rd parties to build upon, or if new bugs are going to be introduced. There are some options that are ART-specific (bokeh controls, vignette) and don't match Corona's feature set. I'm all for a new camera, and maybe they can do some things better, like preview planes being bent accordingly to real world optics (for example, the focus plane is flat which is wrong, it *should* respect true distance from focal point and be spherical, applies to all camera the planes btw). Heck, we could even get a 'stored positions' rollout where we can conveniently store different positions for a camera etc. I'm all for a fresh new start.

Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Frood on 2017-07-13, 12:07:15
we could even get a 'stored positions' rollout where we can conveniently store different positions for a camera etc.

It is called Timeline and works for every object and almost every value :) But yes, I know what you mean and I totally agree.


Good Luck


Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: pokoy on 2017-07-13, 13:18:27
we could even get a 'stored positions' rollout where we can conveniently store different positions for a camera etc.

It is called Timeline and works for every object and almost every value :) But yes, I know what you mean and I totally agree.


Good Luck
Not when you render an animation and need your camera to be static, though ;)
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Frood on 2017-07-13, 14:19:59
Not when you render an animation and need your camera to be static, though ;)

Position/Rotation List Controller. Then you could even blend by animating weights.

Your turn (maybe one last time before romullus points to the sideline ;)


Good Luck
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: pokoy on 2017-07-13, 15:00:11
Not when you render an animation and need your camera to be static, though ;)

Position/Rotation List Controller. Then you could even blend by animating weights.

Your turn (maybe one last time before romullus points to the sideline ;)


Good Luck
I probably would't want to blend...and I would need to do the same thing for the target - way too many clicks for my taste. In any case, wouldn't it be WAY easier to have a rollout where I just hit a 'Store position' button? :D
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Frood on 2017-07-13, 15:58:09
I propably would never need something like that (even almost never use target cams). But yes, it would be easy to press a specific button for a specific need specifically for you. This is quite far away from the hosts applications general concepts but you may convince someone of your idea.

Let´s say draw then ;]


Good Luck


Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: pokoy on 2017-07-13, 17:45:25
...Let´s say draw then ;]...
What game exactly did we play here - 'spot the troll' maybe?
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: marqueso on 2017-07-13, 23:11:44
are there plans to make custom lens flares like in the other render plugin?

Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Frood on 2017-07-14, 08:14:55
What game exactly did we play here

Just a sporty way to discuss things, nevermind and sorry if it does not meet your style :)


Good Luck


Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Ryuu on 2017-07-14, 09:43:25
are there plans to make custom lens flares like in the other render plugin?

I'm not aware of any plans to do that at this moment, but that can change anytime in the future :) Please make a separate post for this in the feature request section of the forum.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: M0ntana on 2017-07-14, 12:45:45
Sorry about my stupid question but what's the name of HDRI in Bump-Converter-anim.gif
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: PKonst on 2017-07-20, 15:05:12
[DONE] MASSIVE speedup - less noise

What's that? :D
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: maru on 2017-07-20, 16:20:59
[DONE] MASSIVE speedup - less noise

What's that? :D
Check this out: https://corona-renderer.com/forum/index.php/topic,15843.msg105689.html#msg105689
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: JViz on 2017-07-22, 10:33:31
I've been reading these forums for months now. I cant believe this is my first post ever.

corona is the best arch viz renderer on the market no doubt. and I'm really excited for 1.7 features especially the random UVW map that serves my work really well

what I find actually "missing" in corona is two things:

1. a white balance color picker like what's found in Octane and Fstorm. I understand we've got temperature and tint corrections but why make it THAT tedious for the user when it can be a simple click that washes any color cast from the image. it just feels good :)

2. in VFB dof camera focus picker


keep up the good work people, you're the best
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: rocoho@yandex.ru on 2017-07-24, 06:46:58
Good afternoon!
I correctly understood that in version 1.7 there will be support for Phoenix FD? That is, it will be possible to make smoke, foam on water, etc.?
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: maru on 2017-07-24, 10:27:18
I correctly understood that in version 1.7 there will be support for Phoenix FD? That is, it will be possible to make smoke, foam on water, etc.?
Yes, it's planned:
https://trello.com/b/EfPE4kPx/corona-road-map-3ds-max
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: alexyork on 2017-07-24, 10:28:32
I correctly understood that in version 1.7 there will be support for Phoenix FD? That is, it will be possible to make smoke, foam on water, etc.?
Yes, it's planned:
https://trello.com/b/EfPE4kPx/corona-road-map-3ds-max

This is awesome news for a Monday morning.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Ondra on 2017-07-24, 14:18:32
I correctly understood that in version 1.7 there will be support for Phoenix FD? That is, it will be possible to make smoke, foam on water, etc.?
Yes, it's planned:
https://trello.com/b/EfPE4kPx/corona-road-map-3ds-max

This is awesome news for a Monday morning.

We are in contact with their developers, they are extremely helpful and want to make the integration happen too. We are starting the work this week.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: BorderLine on 2017-07-24, 14:56:15
Fantastic !
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: davemahi on 2017-07-24, 17:16:16
I am so happy about this. I really do love the Corona Devs!
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: ac3dartist on 2017-08-05, 17:44:13

[/quote]

That's the reason for constant IR refresh ?

[/quote]

I solved constant IR refresh disabling the cam target, i don't know why but physical cam target is slightly flickering and this cause continuous refresh.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: sinjongthae on 2017-08-07, 13:38:52
Does CoronaUVWRandomizer work with material that has more than 1 map??? Eg: diffuse, reflection, glossiness, bump, etc...
Im asking bcuz I only see one slot for one CoronaUWVRandomizer.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: romullus on 2017-08-07, 14:08:25
Of course it works, just put new uv randomizer for each map you want to randomize.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: sinjongthae on 2017-08-07, 15:45:13
Of course it works, just put new uv randomizer for each map you want to randomize.

With the same settings, I presume. Can't imagine how weird it would be if I forgot something, lol.
Although I hope it will soon only need 1 CoronaUWVRandomizer with bunch of slots for each CoronaMtl Map slots, that way seem easier to use. Sorry about that, it just came right in to my mind moment ago.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: romullus on 2017-08-07, 17:33:13
Well, you can always create something like this :] And you don't have to create from scratch everytime - save it to your matlib and reuse it when needed.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: sinjongthae on 2017-08-07, 19:20:30
Actually, This is what I really meant.
(http://www.vizpark.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/2013-08-19_VP_Automap_GUI-06.jpg)
Sorry about the image though, Bcuz I rarely use forum. ^_^
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: joonior1985 on 2017-08-30, 12:13:13
Hi there,

the images below are comparision between 1.6.2 and daily build of 1.7. Actually can't see the difference in noise level which is a surprise because I was hoping that "Massive speedup" will be at least visible :P

Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Ryuu on 2017-08-30, 12:39:41
Well, you shouldn't see any major difference between these two versions. The DMC sampler taken from VRay has already been present in 1.6.2 :)
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Ondra on 2017-08-31, 21:30:18
there are other speedups, but they are more specific - colored materials, lots of glass situations
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Jpjapers on 2017-09-18, 09:38:14
Can you add your own materials to the material libraries?
What about categories?
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: maru on 2017-09-18, 09:56:35
Can you add your own materials to the material libraries?
What about categories?
Not yet, but both will be possible in the future, probably post-1.7.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Jpjapers on 2017-09-18, 10:10:39
Can you add your own materials to the material libraries?
What about categories?
Not yet, but both will be possible in the future, probably post-1.7.

Cool thanks. Would be a great feature to be able to categorise your own materials for those of us who with with the same matlibs often
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: 3dvizual on 2017-09-19, 19:27:35
Would be great if you could override the exposure with the new Corona Cam. Hope this will be implemented.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Ludvik Koutny on 2017-09-20, 11:00:01
Would be great if you could override the exposure with the new Corona Cam. Hope this will be implemented.

It's right there, in the Tone Mapping rollout. It's true that tone mapping is not directly related to exposure, so maybe it needs better place in the UI.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: benlegentil on 2017-09-29, 16:44:43
When using the RC3 on a HiDPI screen (Macbook pro running windows 10") the text of the unticked parameters in the VFB are much smaller (like they used to be before the HiDPI support) than when those parameters are ticked
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: mike288 on 2017-10-02, 16:42:39
When using the RC3 on a HiDPI screen (Macbook pro running windows 10") the text of the unticked parameters in the VFB are much smaller (like they used to be before the HiDPI support) than when those parameters are ticked
Hi, please can you provide us a screenshot? I am not sure what is wrong since I cannot reproduce the issue on my system.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: dj_buckley on 2017-10-05, 13:23:58
Anybody know why I'm getting these light/dark squares on what is essentially a flat white wall?  Using 1.7 RC5

All rendered on a single machine
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: dj_buckley on 2017-10-05, 13:38:39
Anybody know why I'm getting these light/dark squares on what is essentially a flat white wall?  Using 1.7 RC5

All rendered on a single machine

I've just figured this out, was using  VRAY HDRI map for my HDRI with a high Multiplier (10), switching to a Corona Bitmap for the HDRI and just adjusting the Output Amount fixed those odd buckets
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: mike288 on 2017-10-05, 16:39:57
When using the RC3 on a HiDPI screen (Macbook pro running windows 10") the text of the unticked parameters in the VFB are much smaller (like they used to be before the HiDPI support) than when those parameters are ticked
Fixed. But the fix will be in 1.8 dailies.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Earanak on 2017-10-05, 22:59:28
IMPORTANT NOTE BEFORE YOU TEST:
Due to the significant changes in 1.7, scenes saved with 1.7 are NOT backwards compatible with 1.6.1 - if you save a scene using the 1.7 daily builds, you will not be able to open it with 1.6 or 1.6.1 installed.
This is only about "Daily Builds and Release Candidate" ? I mean - after "Stable Release" Corona 1.7 will it be compatible with 1.5-1.6 ?

P.S. Sorry if someone already asked about it.

UPD Haha, unbelievable timing, really. RC7 Version what i need.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Ryuu on 2017-10-05, 23:03:48
Well, you've got good timing ;)

RC7. At this moment we are just waiting for the rounded edges, and some last direct light solver fixes
  • Corona 1.7 scenes can now be opened in 1.6
  • ...
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: PROH on 2017-10-05, 23:06:33
Hi. According to the changelog, this should be fixed in the latest released daily - RC7 (just released). Haven't tried it yet tho.

Edit: Beaten by Keymaster  Ryuu :) + :) :)
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Ryuu on 2017-10-06, 13:10:42
Edit: Beaten by Keymaster :)

Wait, what? I'm not keymaster ;)
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: PROH on 2017-10-06, 13:17:29
..are you sure??? :) OK then, fixed.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Jpjapers on 2017-10-06, 16:38:56
IR Seems to be buggy as heck in the last two RC's (6 and 7)
Lots of unresponsive windows , alot of UI refreshing on a very very simple scene with about 8 boxes and a hdr environment.
Often the max viewport locks up entirely and then flies off in a random direction.

Max 2017 with RC7 and a Dual xeon machine qith 128gb ram and a GTX 1080 8GB

EDIT: This also happens in Max 2018 and stops when you close the IR window.

Rendering the initial pass of the scene seems to take an age too. Happy to send over the scene.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Ryuu on 2017-10-06, 16:55:56
Is it just one scene, or does it behave similarly on other scenes as well? If it's just this scene, then yes, please send it.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Jpjapers on 2017-10-06, 17:07:45
Is it just one scene, or does it behave similarly on other scenes as well? If it's just this scene, then yes, please send it.

Tried on two scenes made in their respective max versions. Do you want it on mantis anyway?
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Mario Rothenbühler on 2017-10-10, 10:13:08
dear corona team,
i installed 1.7 rc7

i missing the mat library on max 2018
in max 2015 the mat lib works without problems.

i use win 8.1. 3dsmax 2018.3, corona 1.7 rc7, vray 3.60.03

any ideas how to fix this?

thank you for your answer in advance

/.mario'

Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: maru on 2017-10-10, 11:01:04
Do you have Corona Renderer installed in 3ds Max 2018?
In your screenshot it looks like you have Vray selected as your renderer.

Please try re-installing Corona, and there should be a "Corona" item in the top menu in 3ds Max. Under that menu you should find the "Material Library" item.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Mario Rothenbühler on 2017-10-10, 11:11:23
yes, corona is installed correctly on max 2015 and 2018

but only the corona menü won't show

thank you

/.mario'
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Philip kelly on 2017-10-10, 13:03:13
Hi

I am really looking forward to the latest update, but when will it be out officially?
Always afraid of major crashes on a dead line.


Thank you

philip
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: mike288 on 2017-10-10, 23:49:06
yes, corona is installed correctly on max 2015 and 2018

but only the corona menü won't show

thank you

/.mario'
Hi, try to delete C:\Users\YOUR_NAME\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsMax\2018 - 64bit\ENU\en-US\plugcfg\CoronaRendererMenus.ini (use your name in the path) and restart Max. The menu should be recreated. By the way, Material Library can be also started from Scene tab in Render Setup.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: FSofCG on 2017-10-11, 13:22:01
The Corona Material Library disapeared ?
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: mike288 on 2017-10-11, 13:57:11
The Corona Material Library disapeared ?
If the Corona menu does not show up for you, follow the post above yours. Or is there another problem with Material Library? Please, be more specific.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Mario Rothenbühler on 2017-10-11, 14:32:50
dear corona team

i deleted the file... and miracle.... the library is back (problem solved)

thank you...

/.mario'
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Geezer on 2017-10-15, 17:54:04
Hi,

I have an issue with 1.7 rc8.
I saw this with older versions as well.
So I was rendering a new region but the render output path in the common tab was inactive but the render elements were on.
I kept the elements on because I needed some of them.
But in the end the end corona (or max) updated the already saved (full frame) elements with the region ones.
If the output path is not active don`t save the elements !
Please fix this super annoying bug.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: mike288 on 2017-10-16, 13:27:07
Hi,

I have an issue with 1.7 rc8.
I saw this with older versions as well.
So I was rendering a new region but the render output path in the common tab was inactive but the render elements were on.
I kept the elements on because I needed some of them.
But in the end the end corona (or max) updated the already saved (full frame) elements with the region ones.
If the output path is not active don`t save the elements !
Please fix this super annoying bug.
Hi, unfortunately, saving is being done by Max not by Corona.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: hrisek on 2017-10-16, 17:38:28
I'm using Corona Alpha6 for 3ds max (very,very old version corona, but it's free). I installed 1.7 RC5 and i made test for my interior scene which was rendered in Alpha6.
A) Alpha6 - 100 passes, 120 minutes, most shadows areas are noise clean (prepass included in render time).
after that i spent some time to get similar results in 1.7 RC5 (i made over 10 tests increasing passes, and i zoomed in every render test which i've done in 1.7 RC5, as long as i see no difference in noise areas. The reason is fact that Alpha has no NOISE parameter in output buffer to compare with RC5 renders).
Result after tests:
B) Corona 1.7 RC5 with denoising 0.5 - 40 passes + denoise took 14 mintues (with prepass).
For me is very simple calculation - 10 times faster with the same quality.
Resolution was 1920x1080. Typical interior scene with tables, chairs, office furnitures, artificial lights (ies) and small window for sky light.
What can i say - congratulations for Corona Team :) that's a reason to get Corona 1.7 licence and unistall Alpha6 Version:)
Greetings!
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Geezer on 2017-10-19, 12:52:17
Hi,

I have an issue with 1.7 rc8.
I saw this with older versions as well.
So I was rendering a new region but the render output path in the common tab was inactive but the render elements were on.
I kept the elements on because I needed some of them.
But in the end the end corona (or max) updated the already saved (full frame) elements with the region ones.
If the output path is not active don`t save the elements !
Please fix this super annoying bug.
Hi, unfortunately, saving is being done by Max not by Corona.
I had a feeling about that.
But at the same time, it does not happen to vray or other renderers.
It is not about comparing the two which one is better but you cant just say "its 3ds max" and this is what you get.
At the end of the day, I want my images to be saved and not to be afraid what the hell I will find (or not find) on the next morning in the output folder.
Any ideas how to bypass this other than merging/deleting render elements every time I send something to deadline?
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: build on 2017-10-19, 14:32:57
Hi.

I think there is a bug in corona camera. I am using 1.7 RC8 with max 18.3

In the corona camera I use the "Automatic Vertical Tilt" option. It works fine. But when I hide cameras using "Hide by Category" in max the tilt function is enabled but not working in the display port or while rendering.

Tim
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: alonerone on 2017-10-21, 21:40:13
Hey guys, it looks like the option "Convert To Max Geometry" is broken with Corona Scatter (max 2017.1, release candidate 10).
It does create the geometry but max crashes instantly afterwards, even with very few box instances.
Alex
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Ondra on 2017-10-21, 23:55:13
Hey guys, it looks like the option "Convert To Max Geometry" is broken with Corona Scatter (max 2017.1, release candidate 10).
It does create the geometry but max crashes instantly afterwards, even with very few box instances.
Alex
reproduced, will fix
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: PROH on 2017-10-22, 00:01:27
Speaking about "Convert to Max Geometry" then I think it would be extremely useful to ad a "Convert to one object" option.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Ondra on 2017-10-22, 17:04:54
you mean doing what "collapse" does?
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: PROH on 2017-10-22, 17:55:13
Yes. Didn't know I could use "Collapse" on C-Scatter, and never tried. If that can be done, then dump my wish.

Thanks :)

Edit: Just tried to use "Collapse" on a C-Scatter object, and it doesn't work without having used "Convert to Max geometry" first. And that's my point: Having the C-Scatter result converted to one mesh in on go would be extremely useful.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Ondra on 2017-10-23, 15:44:27
fixed
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: romullus on 2017-10-23, 16:25:42
I wonder if CScatter could be made to work with mesher? That would be even better than collapse.
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: Ondra on 2017-10-23, 16:28:53
hmm, that would require the scatter to work as particle system... not impossible, but... :D
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: romullus on 2017-10-23, 16:33:19
I withdraw my suggestion then, CScatter still needs much more important features. Better not to waste time on something that can be easily done in other ways and potentially degrade performance :]
Title: Re: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max Daily Build
Post by: PROH on 2017-10-23, 16:47:00
..hmmmm.. Converting 100.000 C-scatter objects to Max objects might be easy, but from that point on nothing seems easy for Max. In fact even selecting them all can be impossible for Max to handle..