Author Topic: Stopping the Corona for Sketchup project  (Read 11301 times)

2018-02-05, 19:34:40

Ondra

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Hi,
today, we unfortunately have to announce stopping the Corona for Sketchup project, as announced here: https://corona-renderer.com/blog/corona-renderer-for-cinema-4d-beta-1-released/#more-5085
To put it simply, we found out plugin development is much harder than we originally anticipated, and we had developers come and go off the project before significant progress was made. VRay for Sketchup made enough progress in the meantime that we can now offer it to everyone wanting easy and full-featured photorealistic rendering in sketchup. We will focus on Corona for 3ds Max, Corona for C4D, Corona Standalone, and Corona Scatter development instead
Rendering is magic.
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2018-02-05, 22:05:52
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seraleklee1

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2018-02-06, 00:00:14
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PatrickL2607

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This is just too bad, i think the way corona is handling lighting and materials would be much better than vray in a well design interface for the sketchup environment...

2018-02-06, 00:01:31
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That's really bad news :( :( :(

Can we still use the plugin as it is?

2018-02-06, 00:23:19
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seraleklee1

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would have been enough still some options for the materials editor and the possibility of inserting artificial light sources and the plugin would become competitive!

2018-02-06, 09:29:52
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Ondra

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That's really bad news :( :( :(

Can we still use the plugin as it is?
yes, we will hold the current state of the plugin as long as it is not technical burden for us
Rendering is magic.
Private scene uploader | How to get minidumps for crashed/frozen 3ds Max | Sorry for short replies, brief responses = more time to develop Corona ;)

2018-02-06, 09:31:39
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Ondra

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BTW there are some options that might happen in the future, like unified API for Corona and Vray, or universal export format, that would allow you to use the renderers interchangeably. These are long term topics to investigate, nothing for the next year or so
Rendering is magic.
Private scene uploader | How to get minidumps for crashed/frozen 3ds Max | Sorry for short replies, brief responses = more time to develop Corona ;)

2018-02-06, 10:42:21
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seraleklee1

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However, I think that as a quality of the Corona renderings it is superior to vray

2018-02-06, 13:16:23
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There is always subtle differences in each render engine system that Corona address.
Hope that will be incorporated in vray for sketchup rather than totally abandoning the development.

Anyway, it is a sad news.

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2018-02-06, 14:52:43
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bad news..
do you plan to make corona renderer for revit?

2018-02-13, 01:12:35
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Tales Macedo

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Surely this would occur, because the market share that Sketchup has achieved is great. If Chaos does not buy the Corona, they would lose a share of the market. Nothing better than to stop the competition.

But this is just my point of view.

2018-02-13, 01:43:10
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Kids using SU, is for design only.
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2018-02-13, 04:52:23
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Who are you calling kids?

2018-02-13, 08:40:50
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seraleklee1

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Are you serious? do you really think SU is just for design?

2018-02-19, 19:22:08
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Ondra

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Kids using SU, is for design only.
Come on, do not bring the typical anonymous internet trash here, and respect others
Rendering is magic.
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