Author Topic: Chaos Corona 10 for 3ds Max - Daily Builds Changelog  (Read 27220 times)

2022-11-10, 11:52:52

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2022-11-22, 11:12:34
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If you are familiar with the daily builds and know how to use them, download the newest one here:
corona-10-3dsmax-daily-2022-11-21.exe


Note: All changes in this build will be released in a v9 Hotfix

General
  • Fixed: Tonemapping pipeline is sometimes reset to default on loading certain scenes
  • Fixed issue where IR did not immediately react to changes in CoronaScannedMtl
  • Chaos Phoenix - Fixed getting diffuse color from Foam node for newer Phoenix versions (Phoenix 5 nightlies)
  • Fixed failing installation of Scatter for earliest 3ds Max version when upgrading from Corona 8 to Corona 9.
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2022-11-29, 11:08:57
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corona-10-3dsmax-daily-2022-11-25.exe


New
  • Corona now correctly resolves in which volume the camera lies. The camera can also be given a non-zero physical size, in which case the camera might lie only partially in one volume (e.g. camera half-submerged in water)
  • Clouds lighting now depends on the sun color intensity and direct input color settings (if selected in the sun properties)
  • Decal Fit to Bitmap's aspect ratio function now takes into account also cropping present in bitmap (both Corona’s and 3dsMax’s bitmap)
  • Added warning to LightMixSetup dialog, when some Light select element contains invalid filename character + replace those characters with '_'
  • Added option to automatically create lightmix elements by 3dsmax layers
  • Added tonemap control viewport shader (as no-op)
  • Added ColorCorrectMap display in high quality viewport
  • Added button to batch load maps in the multiple environments dialog. It works similarly to the one in Multimap
  • User can now set how volume (volume material, sky volume effect and volume grid) interact with alpha channel. + Semi-transparent volumetric effects now also contribute to alpha channel for rays not hitting anything
  • Added include / exclude toggle in the right mouse button menu for exclude lists
  • Added tooltips for "+, Reset, Preset" buttons in Tone mapping
  • CIE - Added tone mapping error reporting when loading an image

Optimisations
  • Improved performance when rendering with masks
    • In cases where the user includes just a small object and the rest of the scene is not rendered we get up to 600% speedup. In non extreme cases it leads to around a 10% speedup
  • Improved caustics for higher resolution renders

ChaosScans
  • "V-Ray" mentions removed from the material information
  • Material is transparent unless some file is loaded, to be consistent with V-Ray
  • Added custom bump and displacement slots to CoronaScannedMtl
  • Fixed incorrect albedo (displayed as red in albedo render element)
  • User can now drag drop vrscans file into the dialog and it will load it
  • Added drag&dropping an image accompanying the vrscan file open the vrscan file
  • Added support for triplanar mapping in CoronaScannedMtl
  • Removed legacy mtsc format from the file explorer filter
  • We now show the preview of the material in 3ds Max viewport

Changes
  • Re-Enabled out of core textures by default
  • CoronaGUI license is released when another renderer is selected
  • AO map: improved wording for include/exclude options

Fixes
  • Fixed an issue with low CPU usage with CoronaAO and CoronaRoundEdges in IR
  • Fixed rare crash occurring when IR is restarted during parsing
  • Improved conversion of VRayMtl SSS to CoronaPhysicalMtl
  • Fixed: Noise limit working incorrectly with black environment + fisheye camera in user scene, leads to infinite rendering
  • Prevented crashes when there is nullptr Atmospheric when a plugin is missing (it will still crash in 3dsmax on opening atmospherics dialog though)
  • Fixed issues with material editor previews being much slower to load than in Corona V7
  • Fixed support of PhoenixFD in Corona 10 + removed PhoenixFD 3 support
  • Fixed DR - Assets that can be found on node are not downloaded anymore
  • CoronaMix map should no longer change the randomization when it is plugged into CoronaUvwRandomizer anymore
  • Fixed: Viewport Performance is slow when Corona light IES has missing path
  • Fixed: "Show in folder" RMB option sometimes opening incorrect folder
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2022-12-06, 17:17:29
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If you are familiar with the daily builds and know how to use them, download the newest one here:
corona-10-3dsmax-daily-2022-12-06.exe


General
  • iToo RailClone - Added support for rendering of non-geometric objects (i.e. Lights)
  • Fixed issue where error message showing why the user can't run the installer was not displayed on unsupported CPUs, unsupported Windows versions and users without correct admin privileges.
  • Image copied from Corona VFB now has 72 pixels/inch resolution when opened in Photoshop
  • Improved AcesOtOperator unmapping in case alpha is 1.0 - Fixes issue that CoronaTonemapControl did not negate the effects of the AcesOT operator.
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2022-12-13, 20:55:10
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corona-10-3dsmax-daily-2022-12-13.exe


General
  • Itoo ForestPackPro - added support for animation modes
  • Renamed PhoenixFD to Phoenix in error messages.
  • Fixed returning to previous value after canceling spinbox scrolling with RMB.
  • Fixed a regression - Converting V-Ray dirt texture throwing an error in CoronaConverter
  • Fix of sun occluded by clouds, either it was completely cloudy or completely visible.
  • Fixed displaying of tone mapping operators after reopening the settings
  • Fixed incorrect rendering of triplanar mapping after conversion from VrayScannedMtl
  • Fixed crash opening CXR in CIE saved in v9 in v10
  • Fixed issue where NaNs were created by saturation
  • Fixed an assert in Corona Converter when converting VRayMtl
  • Fixed unhandled exception in Corona Converter when converting VRayMtl
  • Fixed crash related to displaying Corona ScannedMtl in 3ds viewport
  • Updated Chaos Cosmos service binary shipped with the installer to the latest available version
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2022-12-16, 11:58:18
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corona-10-3dsmax-daily-2022-12-16.exe


General
  • Drag&Drop vr scan file into Material Editor creates a new CoronaScannedMtl
  • CoronaScannedMtl assets are now tracked via the asset tracker
  • [iToo] Fixed issue where rendering materials restarted IR with ForestPack
  • [iToo] Fixed Corona is not using the mesh returned by Forest in "GetRenderMesh"
  • [iToo] Fixed Forest Pack objects not rendered in proxy mode
  • [iToo] Fixed Custom objects aren't rendered when FP render mode is set to Meshes
  • [iToo] Fixed ForestPack shows up in viewport but not in Render, after base object had quadremesher applied to it
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2023-01-02, 16:38:29
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If you are familiar with the daily builds and know how to use them, download the newest one here:
corona-10-3dsmax-daily-2023-01-02.exe


General
  • [iToo] ForestPack - The instances are now assigned a more meaningful wire color
  • Added support for Pattern (EnMesh) assets from Chaos Cosmos
  • Pattern - fixed artifacts caused by self-intersection
  • Improved handling of anisotropy around UVW discontinuities
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2023-01-25, 12:29:55
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corona-10-3dsmax-daily-2023-01-24.exe


Major Improvements
  • Significantly speeding up material editor by caching rendered previews. Full material editor is up to 22 times faster.
  • UvwRandomizer(Map/Tex) now supports randomization of position and is renamed to MappingRandomizer(Map/Tex)

General Improvements
  • From now on visibility parameter in Object Properties also affects material's volumetric properties
    • Object visibility should now work for VolumeGrid, fumeFx and both PhoenixFd volume and foam.
  • Re-added support for FumeFX
    • CoronaFumeFxMod must be applied to the FumeFx object
    • Supports FumeFx 6 beta 13+
  • CoronaScannedMtl - fixed swapped tooltips
  • Enable 3ds max "Normal Bump" in SME when Corona is active renderer.

Bugfixes
  • Fixed incorrect viewport display of objects with Scanned Mtl if "Disable transparency" off.
  • Fixed interpreting of values in spinbox when decimal point is set to the same value as group separator (values starting with decimal point and out-of-range values).
  • Invalid curve loaded from scene is now automatically replaced by default curve.

Regression Bugfixes
  • Fixed a crash when adding DirectX shader material to SME with material editor caching active.
  • Fixed issue where camera with non-zero physical size caused issues with caustics.

Chaos Scatter
  • Fixed shading instability of Corona Multimap set to color scattered instances while using e.g. camera clipping in scatter.
  • Fixed user message dialogs not to be hidden behind other windows.
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2023-02-01, 13:23:30
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corona-10-3dsmax-daily-2023-01-31.exe


Major Improvements
  • Improved lister 2.0
    • New Qt UI
    • Now lists Corona Cameras
    • Now groups light instances

Bugfixes
  • Disabled FumeFX atmospheric effect, since Corona can now shade FumeFX objects by itself
  • Fixed a bug where rendering FumeFX in IR and showing FumeFX GPU preview in viewport would lead to crashes when scrubbing the timeline.
  • Fixed multiple issues of Material preview cache, which caused material not being updated when parameters were changed.
  • Fixed issue where Corona ScannedMtl parameters are reset after deselecting and reselecting the material. 

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2023-02-16, 13:02:29
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corona-10-3dsmax-daily-2023-02-16.exe


General
  • Improved lister - added option to hide/unhide columns via right-click menu
  • Improved lister - columns automatically resize to fit the window, hidden columns are remembered when reopening lister, lister is resized to fit the header when first opened.
  • Added tooltip for IR subsampling

Bugfixes
  • Changed CoronaMix input name from "Bottom" to "Base" to be consistent with the UI
  • Fixed incorrect tooltip for bump intensity in Corona materials.

Regression Bugfixes
  • Fixed issue where using missing FumeFX channel would lead to crash
  • Fixed crash in lister when changing parameters with Auto Key on, added lister UI update when time changes
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2023-02-27, 18:11:30
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General
  • Updated Optix denoiser implementation from version 6.5.0 to version 7.5.0.
    • Driver version R515 or later is required
    • Supports the same GPUs as 6.5.0
  • Lister - Hidden columns are remembered between 3ds Max sessions.
  • Lister - Columns with checkbox or action button are not resized.
  • Clicking on light mix setup and lister toolbar icons without Corona rendering being active now shows a prompt asking you to switch to Corona renderer.
  • Replaced WxWidgets dialog for "Channel color mapping" (in VolumeGrid and FumeFxMod) with Qt implementation.
  • Added a button expanding action menu to lister.
    • This allows one to e.g. delete light, set camera as current view, render from camera, etc.

Bugfixes
  • Fixed crashes during GI calculation and parsing.
  • Fixed issue where refractive caustics were generated from physical material even when they were disabled in the material options.
  • Fixed broken bump mapping when using Corona Mapping Randomizer.
  • Caustics now work for Pattern with Use pattern material option enabled.
  • Fixed crash/freeze with Phoenix when using IR and changing the timeline.
  • Fixed high quality viewport shading for CoronaSelectMtl.
  • Fixed issue where it was impossible to clear CoronaColorCorrect copied map slot through MaxScript.
  • Fixed clouds with zero density causing slowdown.

Regression Bugfixes
  • Fixed crash when resetting scene while having lister with some objects open.
  • Fixed issue where the same instances were displayed multiple times in the lister after creating copies of instanced objects.
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2023-03-03, 15:17:02
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General
  • Lister - optimized responsiveness with a higher number of listed items

Bugfixes
  • Fixed issue where in rare cases the texture/material dialog was not updated
  • Fixed issue where cursor was incorrectly set to default value when editing regions and/or using history.
  • Fixed CBitmap with RWS on, merges with the wrong scale into scene with different system units.
  • Fixed issue where the product being installed was named incorrectly in the UI.
  • Fixed issue where material editor thumbnail was showing only part of a map, when bitmap with real world scale was passed through other maps. Also fixed viewport rendering in the same cases.

Regression Bugfixes
  • Channel color mapping - fixed NaNs when input scale is changed to 0.
  • Channel color mapping - fixed issues with the entering of numeric values.
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2023-03-14, 11:53:02
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General
  • Unified Nitrous implementation of drawing CoronaLight in the viewport across 3dsMax versions, which now results in more consistent viewport performance across all 3ds max versions.
  • Lister - Added support for more similar class types in one tab.
  • Lister - Added CoronaSun support.

Bugfixes
  • Fixed issue where error message about modified bitmap has been shown during IR even when the bitmap has not actually changed.
  • Fixed incorrect preview of CoronaBumpConverter in material editor when bitmap with RWS is input into it.
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2023-04-06, 11:20:42
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General
  • Added support for 3ds Max 2024
  • Added two fix-it actions for the error when out-of-core textures folder cannot be used. Those are - reset to default, and turn off out-of-core textures
  • Added support for randomization of XYZ object space mapping into Corona MappingRandomizer.
  • Improved Corona Decal "Visible in masks" tooltip
  • Corona now shows information about loading Corona assets (bitmaps, proxies, etc.) in the 3ds Max loading progress bar. (Max 2023+)
  • Fixed reporting of Windows version 10 on Windows 11

Listers
  • Spinbox behavior unified with the spinboxes in 3ds Max (adaptive step size + ability to increase/decrease the scrolling speed with Ctrl/Alt).
  • "Delete all" option creates a single undo event instead of one per each deleted instance.
  • Added right-click menu that shows the same actions as the actions button.
  • Fixed Ctrl+Z undo after deleting the listed item using the action menu.
  • Checkboxes are now centred, combobox can be scrolled even when closed.
  • Updated Lister Toolbar icon.

Bugfixes
  • Fixed multiple issues with CoronaLight viewport drawing in several 3ds Max versions. (Poor performance, crashes, target line not being drawn with legacy driver)
  • Fixed issue where message box informing about reset of tonemapping settings in render settings was not modal.
  • Fixed issue where Clouds and Contrails offset values did not have all the animation options in 3ds Max compared to other parameters.
  • Modified how color spread is computed in CoronaAO map to avoid different results when changing sample count. Sample count was also renamed (and remapped) to quality.
  • Fixed infinite IR restart loop when editing curves in CoronaColorCorrect.
  • Fixed issue where Corona Standalone was missing ScatterCore_Release.dll dependency after installation.
  • Fixed issue where broken normals from Corona Proxy file were not always corrected.
  • Fixed a potential issue where 3ds Max could freeze while caching material editor previews and when updating the loading progress bar

Chaos Scatter
  • Fixed possible popping of instances when rendering animation in V-Ray while using collision avoidance. V-Ray 6 nightly 32011 or later is required.
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2023-05-09, 21:04:15
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General
  • Decal has now selectable channels (color, opacity, specular, emission, etc.) that influence what property of the base material it overrides.
  • Decal can now select whether its bump and displacement is added on top of the base material, replaces the base material or does not influence the base material.
  • Added support for multiple outputs maps. Currently used by Triplanar and Color Correct maps. (Only available in SME)
  • Added support for 3Ds Max Compound Node
  • Added a button to Corona toolbar that leads to Corona for 3ds Max help page

Listers
  • Added Corona Light Material suport
  • Added Corona Proxy support
  • Added "Toggle all" row that controls all listed objects
  • Added option to open tone mapping settings from camera lister
  • The color patch in a light row now displays color based on the current color mode (direct/temperature/grey for texture)
  • Lister dialog closes on scene reset/open (also fixes possible crashes)
  • General UI enhancements

Bugfixes
  • Fixed import of refractive materials from Chaos Cosmos
  • Fixed crash when picking proxy from scene while having point cloud mode on
  • Fixed issue where renaming objects in lister did not propagate to 3ds Max
  • Fixed issue where Shadow Element was rendering wrong after some DOF solver related changes
  • Lister - Fixed issue where object with more instances had its controls disabled

Chaos Scatter
  • Replaced legacy maxscript Scatter lister with improved lister 2.0
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