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.

For a short time, a customized 32GB USB 2.0 flash drive (30MB/sec read, 15MB/sec write) will be included with the same files as in the two DVD-DLs. Limited stocks!

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

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 12 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 – VERSION 7 UPDATE

INFO

  • Author : Francesco Legrenzi.
  • Pages : 750.
  • 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…).
  • Extra : 32 GB USB 2.0 PEN DRIVE (limited stocks).
  • Price : 79 euro (119 euro) + shipping costs.
  • Available on : January 2021 + October 2021 update (eBook, Corona 7.0).
  • Corona version : 6.0 FINAL + 7.0 FINAL update.

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FREE CORONA RENDERER 7 UPDATE!

Chaos Czech released Corona Renderer version 7 in August 2020, while we produced the update in October 2021, which it is free to all old and new customers. The eBook consists of 100 pages describing all the new tools and parameters introduced in this new release. In addition, you will get four new .max files and dozens of materials in .mat format. Finally, four D animations will allow you to observe the new CoronaPhysicalMtl, the new shaders of the Corona Material Library, and the new CoronaSky map model in a real situations.

The upgrade is free for customers of the printed guide: “buy” the eBook with the account and email used for the physical book purchase, typing the COUPON “free_corona_renderer_7_update” in the checkout page of our e-commerce. Once you confirmed the order (which is free at this point), the eBook and related files can be downloaded from the DOWNLOAD page of your account. The COUPON is valid for one purchase only. If you buy the print version after the release of our update, the eBook is included in the package. If you are only interested in the upgrade, the cost is 4.99 euros. A detailed description of the update can be read in this article.

TESTIMONIALS

Here are some real, genuine, and 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 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

FREE EBOOK

50 pages eBook about the CoronaLightMtl, CoronaSelectMtl, CoronaVolumeMtl materials, and the CoronaRoundEdges map. Download the e-book for free using the form below. You will get the high resolution PDF file of the book with index, chapter preview,  navigable table of contents, four .max files, the related textures and one .avi animation.

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Francesco Legrenzi – PRIMARY CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR

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CHAPTER 09

CHAPTER 10

SUMMARY

Download the SUMMARY in PDF format.

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

CH. 05 - Indoor fly-throught animation
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. CHAPTER 06

System TAB

. CHAPTER 07

Render Elements TAB

Ch. 07 - CESSENTIAL RE : Beauty
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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

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

. CHAPTER 12

Corona Renderer 7

32 GB USB 2.0 DRIVE and 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 120 .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 and a 32 GB USB 2.0 flash drive containing the same files found in your account.