Corona 12 connects to Vantage for real time ray tracing

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Latest in a series of developments from Chaos to bring its visualisation portfolio closer together


Chaos Corona 12, the latest release of the photorealistic architectural rendering software for 3ds Max and Cinema 4D, introduces a new connection to Chaos Vantage, so designers can explore, render and animate their scenes in real time.

Designers can export Corona scenes to Vantage with a push of a button, bringing a new range of animation, real-time ray tracing and GPU rendering tools to their visualisation projects.

Vantage can be used for rapid rendering, wider scene exploration, or to spark ideas that users can continue crafting with full photorealism in Corona.

“Speed and quality should always go hand in hand, especially in the visualization world where compelling visualisations pla a big role in winning people over,” said Phillip Miller, VP product, solutions for artists at Chaos. “With this new support, Corona 12 users with Vantage can fulfil both needs at once, utilising real-time ray tracing to help them do more in the moment.”

Elsewhere, Corona 12 users can also now tie multiple LightMix setups to a single render with the new Virtual Frame Buffer 2 (VFB), making it easier to save their day, noon, night and other key configurations in one place. Other VFB updates include A/B comparison tools, a more intuitive UI, bloom/glare calculation deferment, the ability to instantly edit .cxr files in the VFB and many more.

Corona 12 also adds a new level of functionality to Corona for 3ds Max by unlocking new tools for refining procedural scatter results. Chaos Scatter is designed to be flexible and useful across landscapes, interiors and more. Now, users can refine the scatter results using a brush to add or erase instances, whether those are rocks, trees, textile fibres or any other type of randomly scattered option.

Additional features include Curved Decals, Corona Pattern improvements, Corona Sky Improvements, cloud density, and Corona Material Library Accessibility, where the full Corona Material Library is now available through Chaos Cosmos.

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