New Corona 9 Just Launched as a Single Plugin for Both 3DS Max and Cinema 4D
October 25, 20223 min read
Chaos Corona 9 for 3ds Max and Cinema 4D adds many powerful tools to allow artists to create their 3D worlds faster and with more detail than ever. Get ready for a single license that works for 3ds Max and Cinema 4D, and with Premium and Solo offerings just like V-Ray.
For the first time, Corona comes bundled with other powerful Chaos products. The Corona Premium license
includes Chaos Phoenix, Chaos Scans, and Chaos Player, while both Solo and Premium include Chaos Scatter
and Chaos Cosmos.
Key features in Corona 9 for 3ds Max and Cinema 4D
Procedural clouds. HDRIs may look good, but they
are fixed to a certain time of day, cannot be adjusted,
and don’t animate. The previous Corona Sky let you
animate the time of day with ease, and now goes
further with the addition of Procedural Clouds which
allow users to adjust and animate realistic cloud
cover in their scenes, with minimal impact on render
times or memory needs.
Corona Pattern. Corona Pattern lets users tile real geometry over a surface, with the same ease as they’d
tile a texture. This gives far more realism than they
would obtain using alpha, bump, and displacement
maps, and it also requires far less memory than those
alternatives. Prime examples are when creating
knitted or woven fabrics, wire fences, jewelry such as
necklaces, but also much more!
Edge Trimming in Chaos Scatter.
Users have loved
the power and ease of Chaos Scatter, introduced in
Corona 8. The most requested addition to Scatter
was for Edge Trimming, allowing better control over
the edges of grass lawns, for example, something
that many users told us they would find useful. We
are happy to meet their requests and provide this
tool in this update.
Chaos Scans, Player, and Phoenix included in Premium. Included in Premium are three powerful tools from Chaos. Phoenix will let you create realistic simulations of fire, smoke, water and more.
Chaos Scans will give you access to hundreds of realistic materials that are too complex to simulate with regular materials.
While Chaos Player will give you the ability to edit and post-process your image sequences.
Shutter Curve for Motion Blur. With Shutter Curve you can control the amount of blur at the start, middle and end of the motion blur effect, replicating how it looks from a real camera.
Depth of Field for Fisheye Cameras. For artistic purposes (since real world fisheye lenses do not show this effect), you can now add depth of field blurring to scenes rendered from fisheye cameras.
Under the Hood Improvements. The Corona Team has been working on some changes under the hood to improve the user experience, such as new preservation options for Material Overrides, reduced memory required by Corona Bitmaps, improved material previews in the High Quality viewport, and more.
Customers will only need to purchase a single Corona license to access both Corona integrations, for 3ds Max
and Cinema 4D. Corona will also be offered in two tiers: Solo and Premium.
Feel free to call our experts at 866 362 8970 to find out more about Corona upgrades or migrations, or to request a quote.
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