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General Category => Porting and API => [Archive] Corona Renderer for ARCHICAD => Topic started by: alexhajdu on 2020-01-11, 15:49:16

Title: [Survey] PhotoRendering Settings and our Corona rendering panel
Post by: alexhajdu on 2020-01-11, 15:49:16

Dear ARCHICAD users, I'm posting another survey - this time regarding PhotoRendering Settings and our Corona rendering panel.


As you can see in the screenshot, they are the same. We brought another unnecessary duplicity and complexity in the UI and therefore considering to remove the Corona rendering panel. By finishing this step we will unify the rendering workflow in AC and keep the standard way for setting the rendering options.
Also, we plan to bring other common AC UI elements to reorder and better group options within the palette.


We assume the PhotoRendering Settings is a very well known palette to you hence this step will be easily utilized.


As always, your feedback is more than appreciated.


Title: Re: [Survey] PhotoRendering Settings and our Corona rendering panel
Post by: tma on 2020-01-11, 18:14:13
Hi Alex,

Yes, it seems to be the logical step.
( I do, that said, liked the display speed of the corona rendering panel vs the somehow slow default Archicad one.)
Title: Re: [Survey] PhotoRendering Settings and our Corona rendering panel
Post by: insightreid on 2020-01-13, 02:42:14
Based on my limited experience with the Corona rendering palette (2 or 3 days worth) I actually prefer its layout compared to the typical photo rendering settings palette.
There are also a few benefits to using it that I have found so far, mainly that renders launched from the corona palette launch in the VFB, whereas using the photo rendering settings palette docks the render into an Archicad tab like normal. Unsure if there is still a way to use the VFB with the Archicad style interface currently.
Also the corona palette allows you to launch the interactive render view, whereas the photorendering settings preview seems to use different settings / take longer.

Currently it is confusing having the 2, but there are benefits to the dedicated corona palette which I hope can be carried over to the Archicad style UI.
One other thing to note is that rendering settings from the photorendering palette can be saved with a view, so you could have a view set up for preview settings and one for a final, for example.
Currently the corona palette just seems to maintain the most recent settings, which can be frustrating. Is there / will there be a way to save a render profile?

Thanks, and hope this insight helps
Title: Re: [Survey] PhotoRendering Settings and our Corona rendering panel
Post by: alexhajdu on 2020-01-13, 08:35:43
Based on my limited experience with the Corona rendering palette (2 or 3 days worth) I actually prefer its layout compared to the typical photo rendering settings palette.
There are also a few benefits to using it that I have found so far, mainly that renders launched from the corona palette launch in the VFB, whereas using the photo rendering settings palette docks the render into an Archicad tab like normal. Unsure if there is still a way to use the VFB with the Archicad style interface currently.
Also the corona palette allows you to launch the interactive render view, whereas the photorendering settings preview seems to use different settings / take longer.

Currently it is confusing having the 2, but there are benefits to the dedicated corona palette which I hope can be carried over to the Archicad style UI.
One other thing to note is that rendering settings from the photorendering palette can be saved with a view, so you could have a view set up for preview settings and one for a final, for example.
Currently the corona palette just seems to maintain the most recent settings, which can be frustrating. Is there / will there be a way to save a render profile?

Thanks, and hope this insight helps


We will bring all the features from current Corona rendering palette into AC Photorendering settings and our goal is to make it more simple and better organized. Of course, Interactive rendering, render into VFB window will stay and we plan to implement save/load rendering settings as well. According to another survey we keep the Interactive palette too.
Title: Re: [Survey] PhotoRendering Settings and our Corona rendering panel
Post by: liukperry on 2020-01-14, 11:22:49
I think Archicad users are usual with the photorendering palette, it's the first place in wich they will search the settings. But with another render engine and the toolbar in the menu i will appreciated find all the settings of the related plugins, as well as the VFB and the interactive palette.
Sorry for my english, i hope you'll understand!
Title: Re: [Survey] PhotoRendering Settings and our Corona rendering panel
Post by: alexhajdu on 2020-01-14, 14:15:22
Yes, as discussed. All the functionality will be maintained, you will find the settings on a more common location - in Photorendering Settings.
Title: Re: [Survey] PhotoRendering Settings and our Corona rendering panel
Post by: SAFS on 2020-01-16, 10:22:20
I personaly prefer the Corona palette, although propably most of the people are used to the AC palette.
For me the AC palette with it's vertical layout is less user-friendly. Corona is so cool about the ease of use so a modern and cleaner palette might be one of its advantages.
Maybe its a good idea to keep both palettes for a while and consider removing the Corona one when everything works.
Title: Re: [Survey] PhotoRendering Settings and our Corona rendering panel
Post by: maknu on 2020-01-16, 12:35:06
I agree with SAFS. AC palette is counter productive.
Title: Re: [Survey] PhotoRendering Settings and our Corona rendering panel
Post by: algore on 2020-01-26, 10:57:34
There are many users, like myself, who have no experience with corona. However I am aware of how great it is, so from my point of view ui is irrelevant (I have to learn it anyway). The faster we can use corona with AC 23, the better.
Cannot wait to start using it, even though I have twinmotion for free.
Title: Re: [Survey] PhotoRendering Settings and our Corona rendering panel
Post by: Javiermarin on 2020-02-18, 13:34:17
Hi Alex,

Yes, it seems to be the logical step.Thanks
Title: Re: [Survey] PhotoRendering Settings and our Corona rendering panel
Post by: LUXi on 2020-02-19, 21:18:58
+1 with SAFS
Title: Re: [Survey] PhotoRendering Settings and our Corona rendering panel
Post by: hpenbeoglu on 2020-02-20, 23:16:43
Logical step! We all familiar with the default window.