Corona: THE COMPLETE GUIDE (English version)

(35 customer reviews)

Original price was: 217,00€.Current price is: 59,00€. (56,73 + VAT)

>> Corona 7, 8, and 9 updates included<<

The world’s first full color guide to Chaos Corona. Once purchased, you will get:

  • two Dual-Layer DVDs, containing all the projects illustrated in the physical book;
  • a custom 32 GB USB 2.0 flash drive (30 MB/sec read, 15 MB/sec write), containing all files found in the DOWNLOAD area;
  • 26 GB of data that you can download from your account;.
  • all .max files covered in the book;
  • more than 70 videos, totaling 40 minutes;
  • the 70-page eBook update for Corona Renderer 7, with four new .max files, new shaders, and four Full-HD animations;
  • the huge 250-page eBook update for Chaos Corona 8 and Chaos Corona 9, 17 professional scenes, and 17 animations.
  • Chaos Cosmos and Chaos Scans assets not included in the eBook. Please, use your personal Chaos account to download the required assets.

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ISBN – 9791220048460



Stunning renders and animations made with 3D modeling programs are reaching more and more people every day – and thanks to its simplicity and ease of use, Chaos Corona is the most modern renderer currently available on the market. Our full-color manual provides the reader with all the tools to acquire a deep and gradual knowledge of Chaos Corona.

The best part of this volume is the huge number of ready-to-use .max files it comes with (28 GB of data), available in your account for download once the book is purchased. With these, you can analyze every image in this guide in close, rich detail, and study every parameter of this amazing rendering engine.

Also attached are two Dual-Layer DVDs, the digital update for Corona Renderer 7 (70 pages in .pdf format), the digital update for Chaos Corona 8 and Chaos Corona 9 (250 pages in .pdf format), more than 30 minutes of Full-HD animations, and a 32GB USB flash drive with all the files needed for the course.

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ISBN – 9791220048460

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 20 × 28 × 5 cm


  • AUTHOR: Francesco Legrenzi
  • PAGES: 1,000 (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, etc.)
  • GIFT: 32 GB USB 2.0 PEN DRIVE (limited stocks)
  • PRICE: (217 euro) 99 euro + shipping costs
  • AVAILABLE ON: January 2021
  • VERSION: Corona 6
  • 1st UPDATE: Corona 7 (October 2022)
  • 2nd UPDATE: Corona 8 and Corona 9 (March 2023)
  • ISBN: 9791220048460


  • 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. 10: CORONA – MAPS
  • Ch. 11: CORONA – SCRIPTS


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35 reviews for Corona: THE COMPLETE GUIDE (English version)

  1. Claudio Gallego (verified owner)

    More than a decade ago, i bought the first Frencesco’s book : The complete vRay guide.
    For years it became sort of a bible, or let’s say my bedside book, the book i used each time i needed any technical information about vRay.
    I’ve been teaching vRay for about 10 years, and this book was really precious to me.

    Then i felt in love with Corona Renderer, by chance, working on a really big theme park project with friends. So i moved my production to Corona renderer, never went back.
    I’ve been to Praha, at Render Legion’s (Chaos Czech) headquarters, to become “primary instructor”.We got a big technical book there, what is already great.

    But i was secretelly waiting for a miracle, saying to friends that i’d like a “Complete Guide” about Corona, like i had for vRay, with scientific-approach and all parameters axplanation, with lots of tests.
    Now that dream came true, Francesco did it, and this will become Corona renderer’s bedside book /bible. Somewhere you can look into to get answers, and to remind you all that is important when using Corona renderer.

    Thank you Francesco, great job ! Don’t forget to write add-ons when new features will be released 😉

    Claudio ‘Naxos’ Gallego – 3D teacher – 3D maker – 3D anthousiast since Amiga500

  2. Robert Holmes (verified owner)

    Very deep and detailed guide. The best (and unique) guide for Corona Renderer. Thanks a lot to the author. I recommend the book to everyone!!! A best buy!

  3. Russell Traill (verified owner)

    The first thing you will notice when receiving the book is just how high quality the finish is, from the beautiful glossy cover through to the pages themselves.

    But the book is not just great to hold! It’s packed full of example scenes and detailed explanations, if you’ve ever wondered how something in Corona Renderer works, wonder no more – buy the book!

  4. tom schreurs (verified owner)

    I think in my carreer, i was very lucky to be surrounded by amazing people who helped me. Sometimes it was a small push which was needed, sometimes it was a bit more. Nevertheless that was something i really needed. And i am very grateful for them. Francesco is one of those people. I had no idea how hungry i was for his book untill i opened the first page. Before realising I was caught up in turning many pages, again and again. The world is filled with great artists who learned how to express their way of art. I believe that with hard work any of us can become an amazing artist. Einstein said: “creativity is, intelligence having fun”. With this book you will have access to soo many tools so your creativity can blossom and you can become the best version of yourself. My sincere gratful appreciation for your amazing work Francesco! Your book is an eyeopener and a stepstone to next level! Gracie Mille ❤️

    Creative Balloon at Wonderland Architecture

  5. EddiShin (verified owner)

    I try to study corona render by myself, every time I feel thirsty about some of the skills of rendering.

    I hope to get something from your book for my rendering knowledge and your effort.

    My country hasn’t got this kind of book, so I just want to get more and more deeply knowledge about this kind of job.

    I think your book is going to deserve that’s why I am willing to pay that cost.

    I haven’t read your book yet, but I am exciting for being time.

    If you have more ideas of helping me or a new one, please let me know.

    God bless your business and health.

    Thank Francescolegrenzi!!

  6. Raghu Meena (verified owner)

    Having read V-Ray The complete Guide thoroughly in the past, which was an amazing reference and certainly helped in clearing my doubts. I hoped for this book to be of the same calibre and information. Certainly, it did deliver.
    I wholeheartedly recommend this book to whom so ever want to clear their Corona concepts and build a solid foundation of the software. Basic and Fundamental knowledge is the best way to move forward rather than coping and following some tutorial over internet.

  7. Piyush Sharma (verified owner)

    Finally I got my ‘Corona the Complete Guide’ by Francesco Legrenz. I must say this is really an amazing book especially how everything is explained with some examples.
    It’s very helpful and I recommend this book to all those who already have experience in 3ds max and beginners.

    Wonderful job Francesco Legrenz!
    Best Wishes!
    Piyush sharma

  8. marcin-corona (verified owner)

    Knowing Francesco personally, I was one of the few lucky ones who actually knew that he was working on a book. I even helped Francesco by sharing my professional knowledge of Corona Renderer, but I never knew what exactly the final product would look like.

    The end result has definitely exceeded my expectations, and I am sure not only mine! Francesco has put insane amount of time and effort into creating his “Corona Renderer: The Complete Guide” book. Actually, 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.

    I can honestly recommend this guide to any Corona Renderer user (be it a beginner or a professional), and to anyone interested in 3D graphics.

  9. mgwnetrza (verified owner)

    The best guide book I’ve ever had!
    It explains in detail how the Corona rendering engine works. Each button and slider is described. Lots of models and scenes for testing on plates.
    A very helpful guide.
    Francesco – amazing job !!!
    I strongly recommend this complete guide.
    Thank you Francesco, thank you Chaos Czech.

  10. Dusan Vukcevic (verified owner)

    I learned a lot from “V-Ray: The Complete Guide”, so buying this book was a no brainer. Corona Renderer is easy to learn and to use, however I found a lot of useful things in this book that will help me with my projects. I love it when I learn something new, no matter how small. Those small things often turn out to be big in the long run. Francesco explains everything in such detail, it’s rare to see this level of effort and dedication these days.
    Superb book quality. It’s really nice to skim through the pages and look for hidden gems of this amazing renderer.
    Do yourself a favour and buy this book.
    Dusan Vukcevic @vudumotion

  11. Lucas Rodrigues (verified owner)

    Corona: THE COMPLETE GUIDE is undoubtedly the best investment that a 3D artist can make to delve deeper into the Corona Renderer features. The book is incredibly detailed and well-produced.
    All, absolutely all of the features of Corona Renderer are available in this book.
    I recommend it to everyone

  12. João Pedro Pereira (verified owner)

    Corona: THE COMPLETE GUIDE is, without a doubt, the best book is incredibly detailed and well produced. Quality of the content and detail are the best I’ve seen to date, if not the best.
    All, absolutely all of the features of Corona Renderer are available in this book. No matter how many doubts you have, just look a little in the book to find a solution for what I’m looking for.
    I recommend it to all artists whether they are starting now or already have a stable career, May THE COMPLITE GUIDE be with you

  13. MATIAS FRANCISCO JIMENEZ (verified owner)

    Corona: THE COMPLETE GUIDE is the Bible for us in pics.com.ar. The book is complety detailed in all the explanations of each problem.
    All 3D Artist that work with Corona should have one copy of this book. The book is very well produced and with high detailed explained.
    Here in the studio everyone is using the book to evacuate their doubts. Thanks a lot and congratulations! PICS TEAM!

  14. Alexander Frolov (verified owner)

    My name is Alex. I’m 36 and I come from Russia. Recently I got your book and the truth is I’m still amazed how good and well-structured it is. Firstly I wanted to deepen my knowledge on several specific topics but then I realised that almost every page contains something new for me, and these bits of information are really crucial. Even now after one week of reading I see my work skills improving. What would happen after I finish the whole book? =)

    I feel so proud and happy to have a book written by somebody who took the responsibility and created a manual for 3D artists from all over the world.

    I hope that you won’t stop on this and will update the book as the new versions of apps are released.

    This is a ton of work. Thank you!

  15. Kirill Kuzenkov (verified owner)

    I was lucky enough to purchase Corona: THE COMPLETE GUIDE. At first I was doubtful because of the high cost for the book, but after buying and reading it, I absolutely do not regret it, and I recommend it for purchase. Clear and interesting practical material, which is worked out in great detail. It is written succinctly and understandably, after reading there are no questions, only positive impressions.

    Francesco Legrenzi, thank you so much for this guide!

  16. Santiago Sanchez (verified owner)

    One of the best bibliographic sources on Corona Renderer that currently exists with global availability.
    Technical guides explained and analyzed in a way that no one has done before, without a doubt, one of the best investigative sources on Corona Renderer so far.
    Recommended 100% for all types of users, students, viewers, enthusiasts or professionals in the CG world.

  17. Francisco Koehler (verified owner)

    Another great read from Francesco Legrenzi. Very clear communication and explanation on all Corona Renderer settings and concepts. Took me some time to read it all as it really is the most comprehensive source of information on Corona Renderer, but it was worth it and now is always sitting on my desk. Finding information is quick and easy with all subjects being clearly written and illustrated with many examples.
    Although I’ve been using Corona since the Alpha version there’s still many things to learn and the provided files make it very easy to follow and understand the subjects.

    Thank you Francesco for all the work you have put on the best guide for Corona Renderer!

  18. vaporesszo (verified owner)

    There is a huge difference between knowing how to do something, and understanding the whole subject.

    Yes, you can make fancy materials, more or less correct lighting and stuff, but if you want to _understand_ what you are doing and why you are doing it, this book is a must have.
    I’am sure you saw hundreds of corona tutorials on youtube (just like me), but this book is not like that. This book is not some kind of a corona tutorial collection, this book is about the deepest possible level to understand the main concept of corona renderer, and after you understand it, you will have the knowledge to use it for your own purpose.
    In the past years, I always had a strange feeling while I was watching corona tutorials on youtube, that the most important thing is missing. Its just like you can use dozens of modifiers of 3dsmax, and can model anything, but if you dont understand deeply what topology is about, you dont understand 3dsmax at all, and you are just faking something.

    Franceso Legrenzi is not “just” a professional, but more like a scientist of this subject.

    Do you have a question about corona renderer? Do you have a hundred? Everything is in the book. And when I say everything I mean it.
    The first time when I opened his book and flip through, I instantly felt his perfectionism. The whole structure of it, the chapters, the examples, everything is so logical, and crystal clear that all I had to do just read a little, and think a lot, and repeat it, for hours, every day.
    I think if you want to learn something you have to read about it from paper and not from monitor. Thats why it’s a great thing you can keep this beautiful book in your hand, it makes an inward connection between you and the subject.

    This book is perfectionist in every possible way, and if you are serious about photorealism you have to own a copy of “Corona: THE COMPLETE GUIDE”.

  19. umidarch1998 (verified owner)

    One of the biggest steps towards learning architecture visualisation was made because of the book Corona.

    This book helps a lot in understanding of the concept of corona renders. I am sure this is the best book I have ever read.

  20. TARIK HATTABOĞLU (verified owner)

    A great and informative book that you can find everything you need to become a professional in Corona Render

  21. Zuu (verified owner)

    I don’t know details about Corona Renderer but I can render with some techniques. I thought I still need a special details to get a perfect render. So, I bought this book from Legrenzi Studio. Finally, all we need to know to be a professional is detail.

  22. fdiazinos (verified owner)

    A very good book, very complete and educational, the quality of the sheets is very good as well as the colors, so what is observed is very understandable.

  23. Adrián Herrera (verified owner)

    Hello! I´m Adrián from México. I am very excited to finally have this book! The quality of it from the materials to the information is very well thought. I´ve read the first quarter of it and all I can say is that it is amazing and full of knowledge that it seems impossible to find anywhere else. I recommend anyone who wants to master Corona Renderer to have this book, is a must!

  24. Sahil Mohan (verified owner)

    This is the best thing i receive on new year. The quality of the book is amazing and the content is really outstanding.
    Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and experience with us. ❤️
    Love from India.

  25. Gaurav Rai (verified owner)

    This guide has been my home office colleague for a month now!
    Whenever I need some answers for my spare time work/test scenes this guide helps a lot with that. I would highly recommend this for anyone who wants to be technically sound with the corona renderer.
    Every aspect of Corona has been elaborated with high-quality print images, therefore making it easier for the reader to understand what has been explained.

    Thank you for putting so much effort and time into this.

  26. jeffersonarches1984 (verified owner)

    This book is essential for improving your skills in Corona rendering. It is detailed and helpful material.
    I reccomend this guide wholeheartedly.
    I feel great for this tool.
    Thank you Francesco for your great work.

  27. Zlatko Josifoski (verified owner)

    Thank you Francesco for writhing this book , it is an incredible book a true Masterpiece.
    Guys , even if you are a professional 3D artist you will definitely find something that you missed or something that will speed up your work process.
    If you are a beginner then this book is definitely for you , everything that you need you will find in it. All of the explanations are written in incredible details.
    In conclusion this is a MUST HAVE for every 3D Artist who works with corona renderer.

    THANK YOU !!!

  28. Mikko Niiranen (verified owner)

    I have used Corona Renderer since they released v1. Compared to the other engines, Corona is the one I really enjoy using.
    I want to learn more and as I found out about this book, I thought I want to have it. As I got it – I was actually really impressed
    how everything is documented so well. Everything is told very clearly and I really like the example images. There are many images
    with different values showing for example how the normal map will look as you bump up the numbers.
    I hadn’t had any experience with the Corona Volume grid. I Practised using those with the help of this book!
    What I like also that there is a chapter about a Toon-shader as Corona doesn’t have one.
    I feel the book covers everything there is to know about Corona Renderer, absolutely everything.
    I saw one testimonial about the book saying this is the Holy Bible of Corona Renderer. I AGREE 🙂
    Buying the book is an investment you should make!

  29. Waleed Dawa (verified owner)

    Thanks for this great book! Your explanations are always so clear and understandable. At the same time, you know how to describe technical and scientific topics in a simple way. Thanks to this book, the dream of becoming a professional 3D artist will come true quickly.

  30. Jorge Golik (verified owner)

    This book is incredible and great quality. Anyone who wants to level up their Renders needs this book. Thank you Francesco for encouraging my interest in ArchViz more every day.

  31. Dragos Codre (verified owner)

    After going through the book a little bit more, I would recommend this to both amateurs and experts. Its content is straightforward and it has lots of examples that illustrate in great detail the best and least known settings of corona renderer.
    The more I delve into the book, the more I realize it is a real help for everyone who has a keen eye for perfection and details in this industry. It really is about improving your skills and fully completing the knowledge set.

  32. Romain Gauthier (verified owner)

    Hi, I’m Romain from France and I would like to try Corona in order test other engine than VRay. When I saw than sir Franseco wrote another book on it… I said Bingo!
    It’s not a simple guide it’s the Bible of Corona, every check boxes are explain, every little menu are covers in details with exemple and picture and if it’s not enought 2 DVD are present! Every single parameters are inside.
    An essential book if you don’t want to click around without knowing what you’re doing.
    Thanks for this massive job!

  33. Navneet Singh (verified owner)

    Corona : The Complete Guide.
    This book is incredible evryone who wants to grow in his work, should purchase this book. The quality of the book is awesome. Every topic from beginning to professional is covered with details. I really liked this book very much. I am very thankful to the Francesco Legrenzi for publishing this book and sharing his experience with us.

    Thank You so much.

  34. Zahid Shafiq (verified owner)

    The book is truly “complete”. It is excellent, every aspect of Corona has been analyzed and the text is well written and easy to understand. Every topic is covered in detail in a simple and effective method. This book is already improving my creativity and rendering skills. In short, this guide is a complete package for any 3D artist. Highly recommended!
    Thank you, Francesco! You have done a great job for all 3D artists around the world.

  35. Gennadii Vall (verified owner)

    Great Book with a lot of useful stuff, with very nice layout design. I would highly recommend it to everyone who wants to improve render skills and also for beginners to save time by discovering and understanding how this render engine works

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