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for CORONA RENDERER 6, CORONA RENDERER 7

CHAOS CORONA 8, CHAOS CORONA 9

with free digital updates

(*) All scenes on this page were made from scratch by Francesco Legrenzi

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Corona: THE COMPLETE GUIDE

Chaos Corona is a popular and very powerful 3ds Max plug-in, allowing the production of photo-realistic images of exceptional quality. Mastering it does not require excessive practice or study. Rather, as with everything Corona makes, one of its greatest strengths is its ease of use.

Corona: THE COMPLETE GUIDE is the world’s first dedicated guide to Corona for 3ds Max. Developed with the full support of Chaos Czech, it is a total and in-depth guide to this amazing software.

The book covers EVERY single one of Chaos Corona’s parameters with clear and detailed examples, including over 150 files for 3ds Max (2014-2019-2022). With Corona: THE COMPLETE GUIDE you’ll learn the tips, tricks, and features used by the professionals, and become a true Chaos Corona expert.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting from scratch, this guide is structured to provide a gradual and easy-to-learn introduction to the world of Chaos Corona (though be aware – some prior knowledge of the 3D world is recommended). Even 3D experts can discover advanced rendering techniques.

This book contains 1,000 full-color pages, with over 1,200 images, and 2,200 renders. It’s 20x28x5cm in size, made with high-quality binding, and thread-stitched for increased durability.

Along with this guide, you’ll receive 26GB of data containing hundreds of exercises, available to download upon purchase of the book. This includes ALL the .max files used in its creation, as well as textures, simulations, and files for Photoshop and After Effects. You’ll also receive two Dual-Layer DVDs, containing all the same files as found in the download section.

For a limited time, a customized 32GB USB 2.0 flash drive (30MB/sec read, 15MB/sec write) will be included with your purchase, containing all the same files as are on the two DVD-DLs. Stocks are limited!

Francesco Legrenzi

Engineer, author, and 3D artist

Francesco Legrenzi began his journey into the world of 3D in 1997, using 3D Studio Max v1.0, and quickly developed a passion for computer sciences applied to visual arts. In 2001 he discovered V-Ray v0.10, a program that became his main working tool in the following years..

Between 2002 and 2008 he was placed in charge of the “lighting & modeling” department of an important architectural Milan firm.

From 2005 to 2008 he wrote V-Ray: THE COMPLETE GUIDE, the world’s first written guide to V-Ray. From there, he started freelancing until, in 2015, he began work on Corona: THE COMPLETE GUIDE, the world’s first written guide for this powerful new 3ds max rendering engine. In 2019 he became a CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR for Corona Renderer.

WHO IS THE GUIDE FOR?

You may be wondering if Corona: THE COMPLETE GUIDE is right for you. While this book was mainly written with Chaos Corona beginners in mind, it contains dozens of advanced tips for experienced users, as well as being a complete reference guide to all of Chaos Corona’s parameters.

Corona: THE COMPLETE GUIDE

STUDENTS

Learn the basics of Chaos Corona with a reliable and professional textbook

PROFESSIONALS

Improve your knowledge with the help of a qualified, certified teacher

ARTISTS

Learn all the secrets of Chaos Corona and become a real expert

TEACHERS

Provide your students with advanced tutorials and exercises

INFO

Once the book has been purchased from our store, an email with all shipping information will be immediately sent to your account. For shipping reasons, you can only order up to 5 books in a single order.

Corona: THE COMPLETE GUIDE

SUMMARY

The book is divided into 14 CHAPTERS:

  • Ch. 01: INTRODUCTION
  • Ch. 02: CORONA RENDERER
  • Ch. 03: CORONA – Scene TAB
  • Ch. 04: CORONA – Camera TAB
  • Ch. 05: CORONA – Performance TAB
  • Ch. 06: CORONA – System TAB
  • Ch. 07: CORONA – Render Elem. TAB
  • Ch. 08: CORONA – OBJECTS
  • Ch. 09: CORONA – MATERIALS
  • Ch. 10: CORONA – MAPS
  • Ch. 11: CORONA – SCRIPTS
  • Ch. 12: CORONA – CORONA RENDERER 7 (eBook)
  • Ch. 13: CORONA – CHAOS CORONA 8 (eBook)
  • Ch. 14: CORONA – CHAOS CORONA 9 (eBook)

INFO

  • AUTHOR: Francesco Legrenzi.
  • PAGES: 1000 (including free updates).
  • FORMAT: A4, 90gr matte, coated.
  • COVER: semi-rigid glossy hardcover, 380gr.
  • BINDING: casebound.
  • WEIGHT: 2.0 kg.
  • DIMENSIONS: 20x28x5cm
  • EXTRA: two Dual-Layer DVDs (.max, .psd, .mp4 etc.)
  • GIFT: 32 GB USB 2.0 PEN DRIVE
  • PRICE: (21789 € + shipping costs
  • AVAILABLE ON: January 2021
  • VERSION: Corona 6
  • 1st UPDATE: Corona 7 (October 2022)
  • 2nd UPDATE: Corona 8 and Corona 9 (March 2023)

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FREE CORONA RENDERER 7 UPDATE!

Chaos Czech released Corona Renderer version 7 in August 2020. In October 2021, I released an update for this guide to cover the new version, available as a free eBook to all old and new customers. It contains 100 pages describing all the tools and parameters introduced in the new version, and comes with four new .max files and dozens of materials in .mat format. Finally, four HD animations will allow you to observe the new CoronaPhysicalMtl, the new shaders in the Corona Material Library, and the new CoronaSky map model.

To receive this free update, customers of the printed guide can add the ebook to their cart, using the same account login details used to purchase the physical book, and enter the coupon code “free_corona_renderer_7_update” at checkout. Your order will then be changed to the free update. Once confirmed, the ebook update and related files can be accessed from the DOWNLOAD page of your account. If you buy the physical version after the release of our update, the eBook is included in the package. A detailed description of the update can be read in this article.

CHAOS CORONA 8 and 9 UPDATE

Chaos Corona 8 was launched on April 21, 2022, and Chaos Corona 9 in early October 2022. It took nearly 10 months, but I finally released a huge 250-page update covering these versions, including 8 GB of data (March 2023). More information can be found on our BLOG and on the dedicated page.

If you will purchase the physical book “Corona – THE COMPLETE GUIDE“,  “Corona: THE COMPLETE GUIDE – update 8 and 9” will be included in the purchase. Once you’ve confirmed the order, the eBook and related files will be available in the DOWNLOAD section of your account and in the USB flash drive attached to the book upon delivery.

If you already bought “Corona: THE COMPLETE GUIDE“, you can buy the eBook “Corona: THE COMPLETE GUIDE – update 8 and 9” with 50% discount by using the same account you used to purchase the physical book, and typing the coupon code “50_Chaos_Corona_8-9_ENG” at our store‘s checkout page. Once the order is completed, the eBook and related files will be available in the DOWNLOAD section of your account.

TESTIMONIALS

The following are genuine, verifiable testimonials from our customers.

Corona: THE COMPLETE GUIDE

It's amazing how every page is PACKED with information and detail. No space is wasted, and the book is so complete that despite getting right to the point on every topic, it's still huge. Heck, there's even 11 pages on the Corona Fractal!

I loved Corona: THE COMPLETE GUIDE by Francesco Legrenzi. I found it very complete, showing every detail of the software and making it much easier to understand the operation of this incredible tool. Congratulations Francesco. Very helpful!!

The end results definitely exceeded my expectations, and not just mine! It's not only the book, but also its various 3D content: scenes, materials, models, and more, combining into the most comprehensive Chaos Corona guide ever printed.

Francesco Legrenzi’s book is without a doubt the best guide we can find for Chaos Corona. It’s curious when you think you know everything and realize you still have a lot to learn. Very interesting reading. Thank you very much Francesco. Amazing job!

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Corona: THE COMPLETE GUIDE

AVAILABLE ALSO ON AMAZON

After numerous requests received in recent months, the world’s first guide for Chaos Corona lands on Amazon. Our books are currently available on the following marketplaces, but we are working to expand the offer.

For more detailed information about Amazon, I highly recommend reading the following article.

FREE EBOOK

A 50-page ebook on CoronaLightMtlCoronaSelectMtlCoronaVolumeMtl materials, and the CoronaRoundEdges map. Download it for free using the form below. You’ll receive a high-resolution PDF file of the book, including an index, chapter preview, navigable table of contents, four .max files, the associated textures, and one .avi animation.

Corona THE COMPLETE GUIDE - Cover - Free eBook - Magnification
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Download the eBook DEMO and some .max files attached to our book:

CORONA: THE COMPLETE GUIDE

Below are a few pages from the free eBook.

CHAPTER 09 and 10

SUMMARY

Download the summary in PDF format.

CHAPTER PREVIEW

3D SCENES (.max) IN THE BOOK

In the following images, you can see every project that’s attached to this book. Rather than spending time creating environments with complex geometries and detailed textures, I’ve focused on providing well-structured, organized, and easy-to-manage files, so you can closely analyze and understand every single one of this software’s parameters, and what happens when they’re changed. By following along, you’ll find managing Chaos Corona faster, easier, and more enjoyable.

Corona: THE COMPLETE GUIDE

CHAPTER 02:

Corona

Understand the history and guiding philosophy behind one of the world’s most famous rendering engines.

(23 pages)

CHAPTER 03:

Scene TAB

Set up your scenes the right way, taking advantage of the tools that Corona offers in its Scene TAB – even the most hidden ones.

(68 pages)

CHAPTER 04:

Camera TAB

In-depth photography lessons and hands-on exercises will allow you to handle Corona’s cameras like a real photographer.

(20 pages)

CHAPTER 05:

Performance TAB

Corona Performance TAB offers tools for optimizing your scenes. Learn how to generate and manage static and dynamic, internal or external animations.

(96 pages)

CH. 05 - Indoor fly-throught animation
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CH. 05 - Outdoor fly-throught animation
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CH. 05 - Indoor dynamic animation
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CH. 05 - Outdoor dynamic animation
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CH. 05 - Displacement Size
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 CHAPTER 06:

System TAB

Configure Corona like a true professional, manage its Anti-aliasing, and learn how to render within a computer network.

(34 pages)

CHAPTER 07:

Render Elements TAB

I will teach you to use all (yes, ALL) Corona Render Elements, using targeted exercises and post-production files created with Adobe After Effects.

(38 pages)

Ch. 07 - CESSENTIAL RE : Beauty
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Ch. 07 - CGeometry RE : UvwCoords
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Ch. 07 - CGeometry RE : Velocity
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Ch. 07 - CGeometry RE : WorldPosition
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Ch. 07 - CGeometry RE : ZDepth
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CHAPTER 08:

Objects

Every parameter of CoronaCamera, CoronaLight, CoronaProxy, CoronaScatter, CoronaVolumeGrid, and even the CoronaFractal object are analysed in detail with thousands of renderings and dozens of videos.

(279 pages)

Ch. 08 - CoronaProxy: Tree
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Ch. 08 - CoronaProxy: Forest
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Ch. 08 - CoronaVolGrid
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CHAPTER 09:

Materials

We analyze each and every Corona material, exploring them in-depth like never before – generating photo-realistic materials will be a piece of cake.

(150 pages)

Ch. 09 - CoronaMtl: Subsurface Scatter
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Ch. 09 - CoronaVolumeMtl: God Rays
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Ch. 09 - CoronaVolumeMtl: 2D Clouds
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Ch. 09 - CoronaVolumeMtl: 3D Clouds
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Ch. 09 - CoronaVolumeMtl: Volum. clouds
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CHAPTER 10:

Maps

By far the most in-depth collection of Corona maps available on the web. It’s 118 pages and many exercises will take you into a world of colors, textures, and discoveries within Corona..

(118 pages)

Ch. 10 - CoronaBmp: Dome mode
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Ch. 10 - CoronaDistance: Intersecting objects
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Ch. 10 - CoronaDistance: Foam shader
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Ch. 10 - CoronaTriplanar
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CHAPTER 11:

Scripts

Scripts are little-known tools, but with great potential. We explain the installation process, the configuration system and their correct use. Speed up your workflow with these free tools.

(18 pages)

CHAPTER 12:

Corona Renderer 7

PDF update, covering Corona 7. Learn about the new CoronaPhysicalMtl and the new CoronaSky map through exercises, shaders, and videos created for this new version.

(70 pages)

CHAPTER 13:

Chaos Corona 8

Chaos Corona 8 update in PDF format. Reviewing my high quality 3D scenes will help you understand the Corona Decal object, Corona Curvature map, Corona Slicer material, and much more. More info at this link.

(150 pages)

Cap. 13 - CoronaDecal
Corona 9 - Corona Decal
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Ch. 13 - CoronaSlicer
Corona 9 - Corona Slicer
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Ch. 13 - CoronaCurvature
Corona 9 - Corona Curvature - Mech
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Ch. 13 - CoronaCurvature
Corona 9 - Corona Curvature - Mecha
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Ch. 13 - CoronaCurvature
Corona 9 - Corona Curvature - Statue
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Ch. 13 - Chaos Cosmos
Corona 9 - Chaos Cosmos - Beach
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Ch. 13 - Chaos Cosmos
Corona 9 - Chaos Cosmos - Loft
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Ch. 13 - Chaos Scatter
Corona 9 - Chaos Scatter - Mountain - Forest - Lake
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Ch. 13 - Chaos Scatter
Corona 9 - Chaos Scatter - ChaosScatterSurfaceColor
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Ch. 13 - Caustics
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Ch. 13 - CoronaMultiMap
Corona 9 - CoronaMultiMap - Saturation
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Ch. 13 - CoronaPhysicalMtl
Corona 9 - CoronaPhysicalMtl - Base tail - Gold
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CHAPTER 14:

Chaos Corona 9

Chaos Corona 9 update in PDF format. This chapter, together with the page for Corona 8, make up my largest update ever. More info at this link.

(100 pages)

Ch. 14 - CoronaSky
Corona 9 - CoronaSky - Clouds
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Ch. 14 - CoronaPatternMod
Corona 9 - CoronaPatternMod - Render
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Ch. 14 - CoronaScannedMtl
Corona 9 - Chaos Scans - Motociclette - Vespa
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Ch. 14 - Chaos Phoenix
Corona 9 - Chaos Phoenix
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32 GB USB 2.0 DRIVE and DVDs CONTENTS

Once you purchase the guide, 26 GB of data will be available in your account for download, with all related material and the 158 .max files shown in the book. Each scene was designed and created specifically to demonstrate particular parameters. There is no better recipe for learning software than by playing and analyzing carefully crafted files: names of objects, layers, and materials were chosen to facilitate understanding of Chaos Corona. Many 3D scenes are simulations, and the final sequences of the exercises (more than 70) can be viewed in .mov format. No rendering engine in the world has ever had such a large amount of educational material in a single volume. The book comes with two Dual-Layer DVDs and a 32 GB USB 2.0 flash drive containing the same files found in your account.

DEMO

50 pages about CoronaLightMtl, CoronaSelectMtl, CoronaVolumeMtl, and CoronaRoundEdges.