Poll

3 features you want the most:

PBR Style material (Disney, Unreal Engine, etc..)
70 (14.5%)
Refraction/Reflection working with masking render elements (CMasking_Mask,CTexmap, etc...)
36 (7.5%)
Render-time booleans (cut/slice objects)
30 (6.2%)
Dedicated CarPaint Shader
5 (1%)
GPU/Hybrid rendering
74 (15.4%)
Speed improvements
53 (11%)
Cryptomatte
19 (3.9%)
Geopattern
57 (11.8%)
Sketch/Toon shader
20 (4.1%)
Reworking tone mapping (DSLR-style tonemapping)
79 (16.4%)
Interactive rendering in 3ds max viewport (with gizmos, object selection, manipulation, ...)
10 (2.1%)
Adding own materials to Corona Material Library
29 (6%)

Total Members Voted: 187

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2020-03-03, 00:48:04
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Jpjapers

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Just to be clear here, im not demanding they go and work on the user features by any means. They are a company and we are all making a free decision to use their software. Im just curious if theres some sort of overarching strategic reason.
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2020-03-03, 15:18:35
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look tough guy, a major feature got shot down, we want an explanation or we are storming area bs bs something. seriously though, it's a big feature what did you expect? and nothing out of the ordinary was said above.
two options:
a technical difficulty
OR
a business decision

very reasonable actually. don't blow things out of proportions. just don't be the censorship, it's vastly unpopular these days.

This.
Each time people start asking questions there ALWAYS comes someone who's not even part of the Corona team and advocates on their behalf like he knew exactly what and when the team was doing and reasoning behind teams decisions. Or suggests that you are being disgracefull to the team because you dare to ask questions about the product you pay for.

Questions asked to Corona team should be answered by Corona team members. Unfortunately many topics in feature request section (not only here) are left with no answer at all IMHO because it works like this:
A: "hey team, what about feature X, that would work like this and that"
B (user, not Corona member): "why dou you need this, I think that it is not necessery and you can always workaround this"
...
Same goes to even slightest critique of the development subjects.

I still remember the days when Ondra himself talked to people on the forums about new features and introduced them overnight.
I also understand that things are now way more complex and this is not doable anymore.
However recently in daily build section there was a discussion when dedicated people posted examples concerning some hints about research being done elswhere on the PBR shader, diffuse model, some papers on the subject etc. only to be removed by moderators as pointless discussion. Rly ? When people try and be helpfull in any way ?

And the initial roadmap is not being followed once again and top three features from the poll are not being developed.
What is the reason behind this topic then ? This supposed to be a major version with new features and yup, there are many. Just not those that majority of the people want aparently.
Development of V6 will take over 6 months, then standard period of 3mo code cleanup version and there you have it. 9/10mo development cycle that introduces none of the most wanted (according to the poll) features ? Quite possible.

Was really hoping for that new shader with lambertian controlls, sheen etc. as well as tone mapping rework. So disappointed again.

are you for real?! I was the one who asked the question in the first place. romullus intervened in defence of the corona team, I got banned because apparently I was entitled for asking why the PBR feature was cancelled and asking for my money's worth. you got it the other way around bro, read from here to get the true picture of what happened

the new shader just got cancelled. V-ray light cache is introduced. merging the two renderers is inevitable it seems.

Removed the previous tempban on jviz because some people pointed different interpretations of his post, so it is possible I misunderstood it as attack on romullus.

So nobody is tempbanned as of now, but please be nice to each other.

Hey Ondra. did you just censor me? wow! what entitlement are you talking about! a fanboy of whom? entitled to what? corona users asking for features is not being entitled! it's asking for 1. our money's worth, 2. transparency, 3. no abuse of power, one snipe at business and you freak out and BAN me. real nice.

and again to reiterate, what i said above is very reasonable.
Technical
OR
business

you say it's technical reasons, that's check next to transparency. nobody is freaking out Ondra, you did. thanks for the ban.
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2020-03-03, 18:59:42
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But I was talking exactly about the stance that Romullus here presented. You misunderstood me. I perceive it much like you do.

And aside from the whole discussion I think you should take a deep breath. There seems to be too much anger.

Noone forces any of us into using this engine. We are all free to walk away. If the trend continues that none of the most requested features (none of the topmost three voted, not even one c'mon) get implemented in a years time development cycle then I think more and more people will start to evaluate their options.

2020-03-03, 21:58:24
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But I was talking exactly about the stance that Romullus here presented. You misunderstood me. I perceive it much like you do.

And aside from the whole discussion I think you should take a deep breath. There seems to be too much anger.

Noone forces any of us into using this engine. We are all free to walk away. If the trend continues that none of the most requested features (none of the topmost three voted, not even one c'mon) get implemented in a years time development cycle then I think more and more people will start to evaluate their options.

cool. anger though? I'm not angry at all. many of what I said was sarcasm that flew right above many people's heads. I don't care that much to feel anger really, all the features that corona team and vray team are struggling to understand the theory behind and code into their engines, I have access to all of those in Fstorm. it MUST be the way I WRITE that makes it LOOK like I'm ANGRY but I'm NOT. see what what I did there ;)

on a serious note, yes I thought you meant romulus but had to make sure ;)... sure we are free to walk away, I've always used more than one engine anyway, I'm just finding myself using corona less and less. it's a good engine despite its many shortcomings.
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2020-03-05, 00:53:25
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In my opinion, what would be nice on behalf of the Corona team, is to update the list/poll of most wanted features, with the option for the users to add a feature if needed.
Why? Bc it would be silly to make a decision of what users want based on the existing one because the team may be surprised by some not-so-hard-to-implement requests.