Chaos Corona 9

Chaos Corona 9

Win64, English

Chaos Czech a.s.
Chaos Corona is a high-performance (un)biased photorealistic renderer, with the best ease-of-use of any renderer. This 30-day unrestricted trial can be used commercially.

General Usage Instructions

We have a great introduction to getting started with Chaos Corona at https://corona-renderer.com/getting-started/first-steps-in-3ds-max

Screenshots

Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

To install Chaos Corona, simply run the universal installer. The installer will then guide you through the rest of the process. For more details on the installation process, please see https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4834983860241-Basic-Information-on-Corona-9-and-the-Chaos-License-Server 

Chaos Corona can be uninstalled from the Windows “Add or remove programs” list.

Additional Information

What's included:

  • Chaos Corona, which integrates into your 3D software
  • Corona Distributed Rendering Server
  • Chaos License Server
  • Corona Image Editor
  • Corona Standalone
  • Corona Material Library (downloaded from our server during installation)

 

System requirements:

Autodesk® 3ds Max® 64 version 2016-2023

64-bit Microsoft Windows (8 - 11)

Installation requires administrator privileges

Distributed rendering also requires matching the Autodesk Backburner version

CPU with SSE4.1 instruction set support (any processor from within the last 10 years; see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSE4#Supporting_CPUs for more information) 

Help and support:

See https://support.chaos.com/ for FAQ, quick start guides, and more.

Changelogs are too extensive to list directly. Please see the online documentation that details all the changes in each release:

https://blog.corona-renderer.com/chaos-corona-9-released/ 

Known Issues

A comprehensive list of current known issues or limitations is available at https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4528311915025

 

Contact

Company Name: Chaos Czech a.s.

Author/Company Information

Chaos Czech a.s.

Support Information

You can contact us for support via "Submit a request" at support.chaos.com, or by emailing support@corona-renderer.com. Our offices are located in the Central European Time Zone, and our office hours are Mo-Fri 10-18 CET.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

9

Chaos Corona 9 adds - Procedural Clouds to easily create and animate cloudy skies with airplane contrails. - Corona Pattern to tile geometry as easily as tiling a texture. - Chaos Phoenix, Scans, and Player (Phoenix and Player need to be downloaded separately). - Out-of-core rendering for Corona Bitmaps, to reduce RAM requirements - And more! Full details at https://blog.corona-renderer.com/chaos-corona-8-released/

8

Chaos Corona 8 adds - Chaos Cosmos giving instant models, materials, HDRI skies, and more for your scenes. - Chaos Scatter to add rocks, plants, and other details, either randomly or following patterns, with slope limitation, include and exclude via splines, and more. - Corona Decals for adding surface details or imperfections, including displacement effects, and all easily edited in the 3D viewport without having to fiddle with UV placement. - Corona Slicer, a material which lets you turn any object, simple of complex, into a slicing object to cut through others for easy cutaways, surface details, etc. - Customizable Tone Mapping stack, including an ACES OT operator, letting you adjust the final look of your render to match your needs. - And more! Full details at https://blog.corona-renderer.com/chaos-corona-8-released/

7 (Hotfix 1)

Hotfix 1 adds several bug fixes, while version 7 itself adds new features such as the new Corona Physical Material with Clearcoat, Sheen, Metalness workflow, Roughness or Glossiness workflow, IOR or Disney Specular workflow, and more; the new PRG Clear Sky model for the Corona Sky which features Volume Effect (aerial perspective), Altitude, Turbidity, and Horizon Blur, all based on real-world data to give greater realism to procedural skies; several rendering speed-ups giving rendering boosts of 5 to 50% over the previous version; and more! Full details at https://blog.corona-renderer.com/corona-renderer-7-for-3ds-max-released/ Full details on the fixes included in Hotfix 1 can be found at https://forum.corona-renderer.com/index.php?topic=34057

6 (Hotfix 2)

Hotfix 2 adds compatibility with Max 2022, while version 6 itself adds new features such as a new Sun and Sky system for greater realism and twilight/dawn effects; a new Adaptive Environment Sampler which removes the need for setting up portals; new Lens Effects for more realism and creative control in bloom & glare with dust, scratches, etc.; and more! Full details at https://blog.corona-renderer.com/corona-renderer-6-for-3ds-max-released/ The hotfix adds fixes for some very specific scenarios, full details at https://forum.corona-renderer.com/index.php?topic=31033

6 (Hotfix 1)

This version adds new features such as a new Sun and Sky system for greater realism and twilight/dawn effects; a new Adaptive Environment Sampler which removes the need for setting up portals; new Lens Effects for more realism and creative control in bloom & glare with dust, scratches, etc.; and more! Full details at https://blog.corona-renderer.com/corona-renderer-6-for-3ds-max-released/ The hotfix adds fixes for some very specific scenarios, full details at https://forum.corona-renderer.com/index.php?topic=31033

6

This version adds new features such as a new Sun and Sky system for greater realism and twilight/dawn effects; a new Adaptive Environment Sampler which removes the need for setting up portals; new Lens Effects for more realism and creative control in bloom & glare with dust, scratches, etc.; and more! Full details at https://blog.corona-renderer.com/corona-renderer-6-for-3ds-max-released/

5 (hotfix 2)

This release fixes one issue where picking a CoronaProxy from a scene could cause a crash.

5 (hotfix 1)

Add support for 3ds Max 2021

5

Updated version

4

Hotfix 1

3

Hotfix 2

2

Initial release.
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