Author Topic: Corona standalone build, input format description  (Read 58016 times)

2013-05-27, 18:45:58

Ondra

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I've released a standalone build of Corona and prepared a document describing its file format. It uses the standard OBJ/MTL files with certain extensions to accomodate advanced Corona features. Corona for 3dsmax can export to this format (although you need the daily build to get the settings right). It can be used for command-line/automated rendering, and for rendering from software other than 3dsmax.

It currently supports only a subset of Corona features, but more can be added upon request.

CoronaStandalone is subject to Corona licence/disclaimer: http://corona-renderer.com/forum/index.php/topic,19.0.html

This is still very experimental and preliminary implementation, so the scene description will probably change a lot (but OBJ/MTL format will always be supported)

Download: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kgzu0cqy903ygmb/B5zHQfynfQ/!Standalone

edit: this is now deprecated, there is new, better format: https://corona-renderer.com/forum/index.php?topic=10832.0
« Last Edit: 2016-01-21, 15:08:18 by Ondra »
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2013-05-27, 19:09:29
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2013-05-27, 19:16:20
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Ondra

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Pinkie Pie sure does love custom scripted pipeline ;)
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2013-05-27, 20:16:42
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Hi, this looks good, could you put and importer for sketchup?, i use sketchup for do my model and i'd like try render with the standalone
this is the oficial page
http://www.sketchup.com/

2013-05-27, 20:25:37
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Ondra

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No, I am waaay too busy to do that, but the point of this is that now you can do it ;).
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2013-05-27, 20:35:10
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Works nice with legacy too, thanks a lot keymaster ! ;)

2013-05-27, 21:09:09
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Trying to export scene (my latest here in wip) but it's very slow... is it necessary for corona to put all files/maps to the export folder can't it use just paths to them?

2013-05-27, 21:10:16
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it would be possible, maybe sometimes in the future...
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2013-05-27, 21:34:45
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exporter wrote in .obj some coordinates "vn -1.#IND vn -1.#IND vn -1.#IND" and corona standalone got fatal error while parsing with:

-- illegal coordinates definition

I got three different lines in .obj with those coordinates

Is it a malformed mesh or proxy or what does those incompatible indices mean?

2013-05-27, 21:46:12
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yes, you have some invalid normals in the mesh. Either you try to repair the mesh, or simply substitute it for something like 1 0 0 in the text file
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2013-05-27, 21:47:00
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You can also upload me the scene so I make sure there is no bug on Corona's part ;)
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2013-05-27, 21:53:25
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lacilaci

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Alright I'll check those meshes and if it's still problem I'll upload it. Thanks.

2013-05-29, 17:32:08
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2013-06-01, 23:47:10
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Amazing work, thank you so much!

Now an addon for Blender is not out of question anymore :D

2013-06-18, 22:58:19
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Updated build is here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4p5991h8erbcj69/JNZG9UdPPy
Attached is updated documentation
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