Requirements

Basic Facts

  • Corona Renderer is entirely CPU based (with optional GPU denoising which requires a compatible NVIDIA GPU)
  • Offers unbiased and biased rendering
  • The two commercially available plugins work with 3ds Max and Cinema 4D

Hardware Requirements

  • For Corona Renderer 2 and newer, you will need a CPU that supports the SSE4.1 instruction set (any processor from within the last 10 years). Here is a list of compatible CPUs.
  • To use our optional Fast Preview Denoiser (NVIDIA OptiX), you need an NVIDIA GPU with Maxwell or newer architecture and the newest GPU driver. Not all mobile GPUs are supported.
    Note: this denoiser type is optional, and Corona Renderer will work fine even if it's not installed (for example if you are using an AMD or integrated GPU). We also offer a High Quality denoiser, which utilizes purely the CPU, and this denoiser can be used on any computer which can run Corona Renderer.
  • There are no further specific hardware requirements.

Software Requirements

3dsMax version

  • Autodesk 3ds Max x64 version 2014-2022
  • 64-bit Microsoft Windows (7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11)
  • Installation requires administrator privileges
  • Distributed rendering also requires Autodesk Backburner, available for free from Autodesk

Cinema 4D version

  • 64-bit MAXON Cinema 4D R14-R25
  • 64-bit Microsoft Windows (7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11) or macOS (10.14 or newer)
  • Installation requires administrator privileges

Standalone

  • 64-bit Microsoft Windows (7, 8, 8.1, 10)

GPU Denoiser

  • To ensure smooth operation and best performance of our Fast Preview Denoiser (NVIDIA OptiX), please make sure you are using the newest driver available for your graphics card. The drivers can be downloaded from nvidia.com.