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[Max] General Discussion / Very happy with V8
« on: 2022-06-27, 17:00:18 »
Hi all,

I just wanted to say that I'm very pleased with the new version 8.
So far I found many time saving features and improvements. From being able to use corona scatter instead of forest pack, to decals and the amazing slicer material. And it remains super stable!
Congratulations on what it is a great release.

EDIT: Also liking A LOT the new physical material from V7.

[Max] I need help! / Re: Getting squares on IR refresh
« on: 2022-06-24, 14:03:49 »
This is a known artifact related to our adaptive environment sampler. Generally, those squares should disappear rather quickly (after a few passes in IR), they should never appear in production rendering, and they should not lead to any problems.
Can you please confirm that this is an issue to you only because you find it visually distracting?

(Internal ID=485752445)

Correct. I find it visually distracting and that it's hard to evaluate changes in real time when I have those squares there. I had IR limit to 5 passes. Increasing that makes it better.
As a feature request, it would be great if this didn't happen. We tend to work fast and 5 passes would be enough for us to evaluate changes.

[Max] I need help! / Getting squares on IR refresh
« on: 2022-06-23, 17:02:08 »
Please, see attached.
I'm getting these squares on the grass when IR refreshes. I need to stop and restart it in order to get a clean image.

Corona 8, 3Ds Max 2020


[Max] I need help! / Re: Issue with PNG in Corona Bitmap
« on: 2022-06-21, 19:55:06 »
Is that with all PNGs? I think there's something up with just this one image, as we'd have heard a lot of reports if something was wrong with PNGs in general. Can you send that one file over? Does everything work fine with other PNGs? What happens on rendering?

Hi Tom,

It's not happening anymore. Weird. I think it was that file only. I should've checked with others. sorry.

On rendering it was showing what was rendered on the material editor.
I'm sending the PNG attached in case you want to test it.

[Max] I need help! / Issue with PNG in Corona Bitmap
« on: 2022-06-21, 17:47:29 »
Hi all.
I'm not sure if I'm missing something, but it seems like PNG files are not loading well?
No problem with JPEG or TIFF.
See video please.
EDIT: 3Ds Max 2020, Corona 8 with hotfix 1

There is currently no way to add your own presets, correct.

Oh ok. Thanks.

[Max] I need help! / Tone mapping presets and adding my own
« on: 2022-06-20, 00:19:44 »

Does the presets button and drop list menu take conf files from somewhere?
Or those presets are built in and there's no way to add my own?

Sorry if this was asked before. I couldn't find the answer with a search.


[Max] General Discussion / Re: Corona Render 8 is Slower
« on: 2022-06-18, 17:15:23 »
I had the same impression. But after coming to this thread I tested both versions one next to the other with the same scene and it turned out that Corona 8 overall render time was shorter than Corona 7.
I even timed the parsing times for both and were identical.

[Max] Feature Requests / Re: The most wanted feature?
« on: 2022-05-26, 17:11:10 »
It's pretty much never safe to switch if there is even the smidgeon of a possibility you will at any point want to go back to an older version of Corona. Of course you can install and run old and new versions alongside each other, so new projects can be in new Corona, and ongoing projects can remain in previous version Corona. This means one long ongoing project doesn't have to stop you taking advantage of new Corona coolness in your other projects :)

Right you are. Thank you.

[Max] Feature Requests / Re: The most wanted feature?
« on: 2022-05-26, 15:41:59 »
Reset votes since new version was released and new ideas were added.
You can check the tentative road map for the next version here:

Just want to say that V8 feels like one of the best version updates the team has put out. Curvature map and decals alone have saved me hours every single week since I updated. Thanks!

Is it safe to switch in  the middle of long, loooonng projects? When I switched a couple of weeks ago, and then back to 7, there were issues with LUTs or something like that.

[Max] Feature Requests / Re: The most wanted feature?
« on: 2022-05-25, 11:42:59 »
When will developers listen to users?

To some extend Corona war born because of listening to users :)

"GPU/Hybrid rendering": You have to understand that it is like buying a diesel locomotive and then crying for a solution to drive it by battery.

Good Luck

I never understood why that option was on this list in the first place. The official answer to that request was always that it isn't possible to develop (reasonably speaking). It's a complete redo of Corona.

General CG Discussion / Re: best mouse for 3ds MAX
« on: 2022-05-24, 16:20:33 »
Hi all.
Just wanted to let you know that 3D Connexion is selling a keyboard that comes with a mouse for free.

I bought the pack and am very happy with it so far. Both the keyboard and the mouse feel very nice.

[Max] Daily Builds / Re: 01.2022 compositing issues
« on: 2022-05-23, 17:07:21 »
The VFB will always show whatever background color or image is set for the scene, but those areas will also generate an alpha mask that gets saved with the image. Photoshop gets a bit weird about this and may load the PNG with the background visible, but the alpha is in there and can be extracted and applied, I don't remember exactly when it decides to get weirded out about it :)

A quick test with a cube shows that so long as Alpha channel is checked in the Max settings, it loaded just fine in PS with that already applied for me.

Ah ok. Thanks.

[Max] Daily Builds / Re: 01.2022 compositing issues
« on: 2022-05-23, 16:54:52 »
The PNG options from Max when saving specify whether to include the alpha or not. As a note, Photoshop may not show it on loading because Photoshop, but it is there.

Ok. So it wouldn't be possible to show it like this in the VFB?
See attached please.
I feel (really don't know), that if it's shown like this in the VFB, as opposed to a black background, it wouldn't bring black pixels around the image into photoshop. No?


you can add another LUT operator in VFB and load a false color LUT on top (bottom) of the stack any time.

Good Luck

Nice. Thanks Frood

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