Author Topic: Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max released!  (Read 13740 times)

2017-10-24, 14:13:22

TomG

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Corona Renderer 1.7 for 3ds Max released!


Full details and download can be found at our blog:

A quick summary of some of the highlights:

- Up to 8 times faster rendering (dependent on the scene) thanks to a new improved sampler, a new optional adaptive direct lighting algorithm, optimized glass / water sampling, and more
- Hair and Skin: Support for all hair and fur tools (3ds Max, Ornatrix and Hair Farm), and dedicated hair and skin shaders
- Material Library with over 300 ready-made materials, with drag-and-drop functionality
- New Subsurface Scattering and Dispersion in the CoronaMtl
- Dedicated CoronaCamera
- UvwRandomizer and Universal Bump Map Converter
- And much more that would be too long to list here :) See the blog post for full details!

For those of you who have tried Corona before and your 45-day trial expired, we've automatically refreshed the demo period to give everyone an extra 14 days so you can try out all the new features! Simply download and install 1.7, and you can activate the refreshed demo period right from within 3ds Max. Enjoy!

« Last Edit: 2017-11-28, 16:15:07 by TomG »

2017-10-24, 14:46:27
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NicolasC

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Congrats, guys !! it seems like another great release :)
Nicolas Caplat

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2017-10-24, 14:55:52
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pokoy

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You guys rock! Yay!!

2017-10-24, 14:58:41
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Bahman.JB

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Hi there,

So excited, Thank you guys, you are always awesome.
just a question, is there any link for downloading latest Corona Material library?
cuz I'm installing on the farm.just to put next to the installer.

Thank you,
cheers.

2017-10-24, 15:00:40
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maru

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Here is the material library link: https://installer.corona-renderer.com/3dsmax/1.7/MaterialLibrary
You can place it next to the installer, and then instead of downloading, it will install the material library from the offline location.

2017-10-24, 15:03:52
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Bahman.JB

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Perfect...Thank you.

Cheers.

2017-10-24, 15:19:14
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rozpustelnik

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Great work, guys! You are the best - the whole crew :)

2017-10-24, 16:08:17
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alberto_royo

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Congratulations guys !! Very grateful for the effort

2017-10-24, 16:56:17
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mikedugenio

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Download speed of Material Library is incredibly slow as expected. Any other hosts?

2017-10-24, 16:58:47
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cecofuli

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In beta testing stage, the download was really fast:  2MB/second in our network.
Now it's 40KB/second ^__^ . It's because a lot of users are downloading Corona today. =)
Tomorrow will be better
« Last Edit: 2017-10-24, 18:27:50 by cecofuli »

2017-10-24, 17:02:02
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PROH

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Yes, that was my experience to. Tried both seperate download and download during install. Both methods were so incredible slow that after 1 hour I gave up and used a previously downloaded package (from the RC release). Can't you find a better way?

2017-10-24, 18:12:44
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alonerone

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Congrats, you've done an amazing job with this release, and thanx for your reactivity on the daily builds thread.

2017-10-24, 18:26:09
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Michael Arch-Viz

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Hi guys,
can i use corona 1.7, while installer downloading materials? )))
« Last Edit: 2017-10-24, 18:31:06 by Michael Arch-Viz »

2017-10-24, 19:07:05
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Ryuu

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Well, IIRC the 3ds Max plugins should already be installed when the materials are being downloaded. It should be possible to use Corona in that state.

I can't guarantee that nothing will go wrong (I never tested this situation), but if anything fails, you can just reinstall everything (the downloaded material pack should be cached for subsequent installations).

2017-10-24, 19:37:07
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Michael Arch-Viz

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all is good for me, i can use everything except new material library.