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Max 2020.
Corona latest build has no layer structure when you create and sun or light or camera.

[Max] I need help! / Corona to Twinmotion
« on: 2019-12-31, 22:59:06 »

Is there a material Convertor for Corona materials to Twinmotion materials?
Thank you


Off-Topic / Pricing an animation
« on: 2019-12-08, 00:03:30 »
Evening all

I am completed animations before with Corona, but have always made a loss, money wise.
It's a tricky business.
So how do people price an animation in general.
Interior architecture render, house for example, , do you price by second or per room.
Fly through was mentioned but they are gone out of fashion.
Pans are more stylish and easier to render in general.
So advise would be grateful.
Thank you


Off-Topic / Scam Artists
« on: 2019-11-27, 13:15:24 »
Good day all.

I have a dodgy email the other day asking for a quote  for a new sports complex.
From this crowd.

Lawrence Coleman l Head Architect
Coleman Architects
M: +1 (604) 744 85 33

So I looked them up, no website.
I wrote back told them a price a large price then I got this back.......

Thank a lot for your reply! I will send this info over to my client and will contact you as soon as possible.

I have tried working with different companies in the past and had some negative experience. We have gathered some questions for the new studios we want to try working with. Could you please answer them? These are pretty vital for the long-term relationship we are looking for.

Do you charge per view or per hour? How much is that?

How many revisions are included in the price? What is the cost for extra revisions?

What is your basic estimation time for an architectural project with 1 view? Sometimes we need quick estimation in the future

What is the resolution of the final rendering? Do we have to pay extra for high res (4k, for example)?

What is the cost for additional views?

What is the cost of birdview for this project?

What files do we need to send you to start the project?

What software do you use? 3Ds Max, V-Ray, Corona?

Do you send draft results in a grey model rendering, draft render of screenshots?

Can you share the source files, so we'll make a final fix in-house?

How are we going to get results?

Will the price change if I get you a 3D model?

What is the cost of a panorama view?

What is the cost of an additional option or a different version of a project? For example, changing a time of the day, weather conditions or season of the year.

Do you have a team to work with several projects at the same time? If so, how many projects your team can do at the same time? We got overloaded sometimes

What is your payment process? Do you work with pre-payment? post-payment?

Do you charge extra money for urgent projects and tight deadlines?

What is the cost of large-scale projects? For example, 100 unique projects per year.

So wrote back, and told them show some evidence they were a really company gang of chancers.

So be aware of this lot.
Up to no good,
The sent a link with drawings and a sample image they want too, full set of drawings..................



[Max] General Discussion / Corona To Unreal work flow?
« on: 2019-10-14, 13:14:00 »
Good day.

Is there anybody using Corona for the still work and using Unreal for the interactive work.
Or just modeling in Max and straight into Unreal with Corona textures to Unreal.
I would like to start using Unreal as its the way work is going and I am being asked for it also.
Thank you, PM me if you like.


[Max] I need help! / Binding Refs in Revit
« on: 2019-08-30, 14:39:21 »
Good Afternoon.
I need a quick answer to this issue.
I have  massive site Plan revit model, with about 200 houses, the houses are the revit files linked in.
How do I bind these into a master model? I will export then as FBX
I can't find the link in Revit 2020?

Help would be appreciated.

Thank you


[Max] General Discussion / Corona and the link to Chaosgroup
« on: 2019-08-21, 18:38:01 »
Watching some of the footage from Siggraph recently , Chaosgroup seem to be making some very serious moves forward in R&D .
Will this flow down to Corona, will the Lavina be of any use to Corona users.
It all seems to be based on GPU tech.
Anybody have any thought on this?


[Max] I need help! / Plan Render Ortho is not correct
« on: 2019-04-24, 11:17:32 »

I am rendering out out a plan Shadow Study, and the plan View Ortho on in the camera settings , is not correct as attached.
Is this a bug?

I also found the view port , with a photo in the environment slot is not correct for montage work, the image is shifted, and squashed.

Corona version: 4 (DailyBuild Feb 22 2019)
Full-speed, Non-debug, MaxSDK 2018
Build timestamp: Feb 22 2019 10:38:01
Defines: Wide RGB

Off-Topic / Work flow Suggestions
« on: 2019-04-16, 14:47:47 »
I am sure I asked this before.

At present I am a Corona user.
I was Vray for years.
So Clients want high quality stills and animations these days.
The time lines are very tight, and the budgets are ok, but not very big.

So animation in Corona take time, beautiful but time and costly over time.

So should I go back to Vray and Vray of Unreal, so the work flow in linear.
Once everything is textured in Vray , output to vray for Unreal, and animations would be quicker........I am presuming.

Is there another solution, lumion twinmotion, and the quality is not there, sorry, but it is not, and neither is the link .

Thank you


[Max] I need help! / Office Ceiling
« on: 2019-03-05, 14:44:19 »

As per the attache, would you model a section and scatter it?
Big floor area, so whats the best method?

Thank you

[Max] General Discussion / Oculus Go work flow
« on: 2019-02-27, 14:08:18 »

I want to give a client an Oculus Go to view a new fit out.
Is the work flow for the getting the image on to the Oculus Go for presentation difficult?

Has anybody used one?
Advise appreciated

Thank you


[Max] I need help! / Corrupt Max file layers not appearing
« on: 2019-02-04, 18:49:39 »
I have asked Corona render about this and it's not a CR Issue.

So can anybody else tell what is causing this and how to fix it.
The layers are all disappearing and the objects are still there 406 of them.
So whats the issue here?
It has happened a number of times.
Is there a fix????????
I have deleted the .ini file and started again, but  nothing happens.
I don't really want to rebuild the scene.
Thank you


[Max] I need help! / Cloth Sample Accuracy
« on: 2019-01-21, 15:32:13 »
Cloth Sample Accuracy

I have been asked to render out boards with different cloth samples on them,for acoustic boards.

I have the samples physically, what is the best process to get the cloth perfect if that is possible, photograph plan down shot  with diffuse light.
Is there a simple set up that can be purchased to get the lighting correct?

I also have another query.
I have 1 image with 16 different version of the material to change out.
What is the best process for the this, in vray I think it is the Vray switcher material, but I would prefer to use Corona?

Thank you


Off-Topic / Max viewport Issue
« on: 2018-09-21, 18:25:10 »
Not related to Corona.

Revit Model imported, big enough 300mb.

Going through the layers and texturing.
Plan view keeps flipping to ortho's very  very annoying.

Happens a lot .

Any reason?.
64gb of memory.gtx 1070 GC.

General CG Discussion / Arran sweaters and Wool shop
« on: 2018-08-28, 10:52:42 »
Good morning.
I am currently working on a shop interior, and the client is asking for a lot of very specific wool items Arran sweater, scarves etc.
The interior is not like to ones you see in the forums here of a few items but hundred of items packed in.
Has anybody ever done this and how did you handle the file sizes.
I have at the moment 8 refs, structure  shop fit out, Mannequins, baskets, sweaters, scarves, propos, hats, waistcoats etc.

Any Other question, is there a way to work on a ref file without going out of the main file each time you want o make a change to the ref file.
Microstation had a feature were you could swap the file your working on with in the main file and resave, all on the fly?

Thank you in advance.


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