Author Topic: Corona Alpha v5 released!  (Read 104240 times)

2013-06-13, 10:49:28

Ondra

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Warning: this is an outdated build, use Alpha v6 instead

Hi all Coronauts ;)
today is the public release of Corona Alpha v5. As usual, it contains all the updates and bugfixes from daily builds made in the last 3 months, fixing almost all of the bugs of v4. It is a subject to the corona licence, and you can download it at the end of this post. The build has an installer for the first time, enjoy! ;)

While I have your attention ;) I would like to mention some important milestones in the Corona project itself before listing the new features:
- The Corona gallery on the homepage was updated with some great artworks made since the last release, you can check it here.
- There is one exceptional project done with Corona, The Capybara Rebellion trailer. You can read short summary about how was the Corona used in the project here.
- Corona Standalone was published, allowing to render scenes from any 3D modeller capable of OBJ export. For inspiration see how duber studio uses it for automatic thumbnail rendering.
- Corona API was created, and is currently being tested by developing integrated plugin for Cinema 4D.


Major new features in Alpha v5
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- Added support for Forest Pack Pro and Multiscatter plugins (upgrade your multiscatter version if you are getting warnings)
- Added support for IES directional light emission
- Added hybrid glass mode (both refraction and transparent shadows)
- Added option to disable reflections/refractions of a light 
- Added support for normal mapping - CoronaNormalTex
- Added CoronaTexmap Render element

Bugfixes
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- Fixed VFB freezing when using Windows 8 + Geforce 600-series
- Fixed problems with texture filtering
- Fixed CoronaLight display and selection in viewport
- Fixed crashes when using Point Caches + motion blur
- Fixed bug where renderer's subanims were not named
- Fixed problems with faceting when using strong bump mapping
- Fixed bug that caused some images to be saved cropped/black.
- Fixed excessive preprocessing times in some scenes
- Fixed bug disabling HD cache when using camera clipping

Minor improvements
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- Added support for multiple mapping channels for CoronaProxy
- Added support for vertex color channel
- Added support for asset tracking/repathing for CoronaProxy and CoronaLight IES files
- Added Top/Bottom Map
- Added new default gray value energy conservation algorithm

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I will now take a month break for SIGGRAPH, then next features to be added are distributed rendering, irradiance caching, SSS+media, and interactive rendering.

PS: Windows might pop up a message that the program did not install correctly - just ignore it.
PPS: You need to close all 3dsmax instances to succesfully install the new version.
« Last Edit: 2014-03-18, 11:09:46 by Keymaster »
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2013-06-13, 10:57:21
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Ondra

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btw, please report any problems with the installer
Rendering is magic.
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2013-06-13, 11:47:13
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Menhir

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Thank you for a great product!
.. Converter v0.13 is compatible with this alpha version? Will it work correctly?
« Last Edit: 2013-06-13, 11:49:52 by Menhir »

2013-06-13, 11:54:53
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Thanks a lot!
Exellent job.

2013-06-13, 11:57:31
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Levian

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Thank you!

2013-06-13, 12:21:19
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Thanx a lot for great product!
Corona - the best rendering solution!

2013-06-13, 12:27:47
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shadowman

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Thank you!

2013-06-13, 12:30:06
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Archangel

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Good work!. Thanx!. One of most realistilc renderer up to day.

wow!!!, installer :D . U made me so happy.
« Last Edit: 2013-06-13, 12:33:47 by Archangel »

2013-06-13, 12:35:34
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PERFECT !!!!
Corona brought joy to sad world of 3Ds Max :)

2013-06-13, 12:41:14
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Wow! Great~

2013-06-13, 12:55:29
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AllanSchezar

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well well well

2013-06-13, 13:03:16
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hell yeah! :D good news,

one question:
- Added new default gray value energy conservation algorithm

what is this?
Peter Kolus, Senior 3D artist:
www.peterkolus.com

2013-06-13, 13:08:13
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You need to add highlight's over buttons in Installer.

Edit - Installer works great! Thanks. Just touch the buttons.
« Last Edit: 2013-06-13, 13:17:24 by hglr123 »

2013-06-13, 13:16:03
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Just Q - is not better to set Secondary Solver to HD cache in presets as default?

2013-06-13, 13:18:59
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hell yeah! :D good news,

one question:
- Added new default gray value energy conservation algorithm

what is this?

it means you wont get for example complementary colors when using colored reflection with white diffuse
Rendering is magic.
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