Corona Renderer: THE COMPLETE GUIDE

Corona Renderer is a popular 3ds Max plug-in with strong capabilities, which allow us to produce outstanding photo-realistic images of exceptional quality. Its mastery does not imply excessive study or extended practice. Rather, Corona Renderer has always made simplicity its strength.

Corona: THE COMPLETE GUIDE is the first book in the world dedicated entirely to Corona Renderer for 3ds Max. The manual has been developed with constant support from Chaos Czech and its purpose is to provide REAL and thorough knowledge of this wonderful software.

The book analyzes ALL the parameters of Corona Renderer, with clear and detailed examples using more than 100 files for 3ds Max (2014-2021). Corona: THE COMPLETE GUIDE is a unique resource, extremely technical and professional. You will learn to use Corona Renderer like a true expert, discovering details and tricks known to few.

Its purpose is to provide the widest possible knowledge for beginners or those starting from scratch; The structure of the book is created to provide a gradual learning process in the world of Corona Renderer, although a fair amount of knowledge of the 3D world is recommended. Thanks to Corona Renderer’s exploration of hidden areas, even professionals can discover advanced rendering techniques. The guide (size 20x28x5cm) consists of 700 full color pages with over 1200 images and 2200 renders. Bound with great care, it is paperback stitched with thread for increased durability. 20GB of data with hundreds of exercises are available to download in your account once the book is purchased, with ALL the .max files used to write the volume, as well as textures, simulations, and Photoshop/After Effects files. You will also receive two Dual-Layer DVDs, containing the same files found in the download section.

Francesco Legrenzi

Engineer, author, and 3D artist

Francesco Legrenzi began to approach the world of 3D in 1997, using 3D Studio Max v1.0. From that moment on, he developed a strong passion for the computer science 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 book for V-Ray. Then he started freelancing until, in 2015, he began writing Corona: THE COMPLETE GUIDE, the world’s first book for a powerful new 3ds max rendering engine. In 2019 he obtained the certificate of PRIMARY CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR for Corona Renderer.

WHO IS THE GUIDE FOR?

You may be wondering if Corona: THE COMPLETE GUIDE is the right tool for you. The book was written mainly with Corona Renderer beginners in mind and explains ALL its parameters with many practical examples and introducing theoretical concepts; but it can also be useful to Corona Renderer experts who want to deepen specific aspects of their knowledge. In fact, dozens of advanced tips are scattered throughout the book with the aim of improving anyone’s knowledge.

Corona: THE COMPLETE GUIDE

STUDENTS

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

PROFESSIONALS

Improve your knowledge thanks to a qualified, certified teacher

ARTISTS

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

TEACHERS

Provide your students with a high quality education

INFO

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Corona: THE COMPLETE GUIDE

SUMMARY

The book is divided into 11 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

INFO

  • Author : Francesco Legrenzi.
  • Pages : 700.
  • 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, etc…) .
  • Price : 119 euro + shipping costs.
  • Available on : January 2021.
  • Corona version : 6.0 FINAL.

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TESTIMONIALS

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

The end result has definitely exceeded my expectations, and not only mine! And it is not only the book, but also various 3D content: scenes, materials, models, and more, which combines into the most comprehensive Corona Renderer guide ever printed.

Francesco Legrenzi’s book is without a doubt the best guide we can find for Corona Renderer. 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

SUMMARY

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CHAPTER PREVIEW

3D SCENES (.max) USED IN THE BOOK

This series of images show you all the projects attached to the book. These 3D scenes were meticulously crafted to provide the user with well-structured, organized, and easy-to-manage files. Creating visually appealing environments with complex geometries and detailed textures would have been a waste of time. The purpose of the book is not to create “beautiful” images. With this guide I want to go further, rise to a higher level, to get intimate with the software and analyze every single parameter in a scientific way.

By using simple, easy-to-understand files designed to show the result of changing specific parameters, Corona Renderer will be more responsive and faster, ensuring immediate and enjoyable learning.

Corona: THE COMPLETE GUIDE

. CHAPTER 02

Corona Renderer

. CHAPTER 03

Scene TAB

. CHAPTER 04

Camera TAB

. CHAPTER 05

Performance TAB

CH. 05 - Indoor fly-throught animation
Corona: LA GUIDA COMPLETA - Ch05_Video_001_Slider_Fly-through_Indoor
CH. 05 - Outdoor fly-throught animation
Ch05_Video_002_Slider_Fly-through_Outdoor
CH. 05 - Indoor dynamic animation
Ch05_Video_003_Slider_Animation_Indoor
CH. 05 - Outdoor dynamic animation
Ch05_Video_004_Slider_Animation_Oudoor
CH. 05 - Displacement Size
Ch05_Video_005_Slider_Displacement_Square

. CHAPTER 06

System TAB

. CHAPTER 07

Render Elements TAB

Ch. 07 - CESSENTIAL RE : Beauty
Ch07_Video_001_Slider_Beauty
Ch. 07 - CGeometry RE : UvwCoords
Ch07_Video_002_Slider_UvwCoords
Ch. 07 - CGeometry RE : Velocity
Ch07_Video_003_Slider_Velocity
Ch. 07 - CGeometry RE : WorldPosition
Ch07_Video_004_Slider_WorldPosition
Ch. 07 - CGeometry RE : ZDepth
Ch07_Video_005_Slider_ZDepth

. CHAPTER 08

Objects

Ch. 08 - CoronaProxy: Tree
Ch08_Video_001_Slider_ProxyTree
Ch. 08 - CoronaProxy: Forest
Ch08_Video_002_Slider_ProxyForest
Ch. 08 - CoronaVolGrid
Ch08_Video_003_Slider_CVolumeGrid

. CHAPTER.09

Materials

Ch. 09 - CoronaMtl: Subsurface Scatter
Corona: LA GUIDA COMPLETA - Ch09_Video_001_Slider_SSS
Ch. 09 - CoronaVolumeMtl: God Rays
Corona: LA GUIDA COMPLETA - Ch09_Video_002_Slider_God_rays
Ch. 09 - CoronaVolumeMtl: 2D Clouds
Corona: LA GUIDA COMPLETA - Ch09_Video_003_Slider_2D_Clouds
Ch. 09 - CoronaVolumeMtl: 3D Clouds
Corona: LA GUIDA COMPLETA - Ch09_Video_004_Slider_3D_Clouds
Ch. 09 - CoronaVolumeMtl: Volum. clouds
Corona: LA GUIDA COMPLETA - Ch09_Video_004_Slider_Volumetrics_clouds

. CHAPTER 10

Maps

Ch. 10 - CoronaBmp: Dome mode
Corona: LA GUIDA COMPLETA - _Ch10_Video_001_Slider_Dome
Ch. 10 - CoronaDistance: Intersecting objects
Corona: LA GUIDA COMPLETA - Ch10_Video_002_Slider_CDistance_Torus
Ch. 10 - CoronaDistance: Foam shader
Corona: LA GUIDA COMPLETA - Ch10_Video_003_Slider_CDistance_Ocean
Ch. 10 - CoronaTriplanar
Corona: LA GUIDA COMPLETA - Ch10_Video_004_Slider_Triplanar

. CHAPTER 11

Scripts

Dual-Layer DVDs CONTENTS

Once you purchase the guide, 20 GB of data will be available in your account for download, with all related material and the 117 .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 Corona Renderer. Many 3D scenes are simulations, and the final sequences of the exercises can be viewed in .mov format (more than 50). 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 containing the same files found in your account.