Corona for 3ds Max 1.5 has been released and focuses on significantly reducing
the need for post-production software, increasing compatibility with materials
from third party software, and increased stability and workflow improvements.
1.5 New Features
Interactive LightMix is unique to Corona Renderer and lets you adjust intensity
and color of your lights and light emitting materials during and after render –
perfect for anything from subtle adjustments through to turning day into night.
Corona Materials have been updated to match evolving industry standards.
This means they will work more like you
expect if you are familiar with working in other engines, and gives
increased compatibility when importing materials
from third party software such as Allegorithmic’s Substance tools, Quixel’s
Megascans, etc. Existing scenes will load
with the new PBR mode disabled, and with Legacy mode enabled if necessary,
to ensure they render without any changes
to the materials. Also, textured Corona materials can now be previewed
directly in the 3ds Max viewport.
VFB features such as bloom, glare, filmic tone mapping, vignette, and
saturation give you much more creative control over the end result, reducing
your need to rely on post-production software.
LUTs have been added to the VFB so that you can load .cube and .3dl LUT
files to apply to your renders. The CoronaOutput map now also supports LUT
processing, which can be used to apply LUTs to a bitmap or procedural map
for use in your materials.
Corona Distance Map lets you create "smart" materials that know how far
away they are from objects in the scene. Use this to add waves around a
coastline, wear-and-tear where objects meet, dirt and noise under window
sills, and more.
Corona Renderer 1.5 is freely available to all our customers on FairSaaS
(monthly, yearly), Box with Subscription and Educational/Student license.