Author Topic: Chaos Corona 8 (Release Candidate 1) is out now, for both 3ds Max and Cinema 4D!  (Read 5324 times)

2022-03-11, 18:02:25

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Chaos Corona 8 (Release Candidate 1) is out now, for both 3ds Max and Cinema 4D!
Everyone with an active license has access, and the downloads are in the usual locations.
Please note that we have moved to a new licensing system – you will find instructions at the end of this post if you have not been following along with Daily Builds.

Downloads:
https://forum.corona-renderer.com/index.php?topic=33839.msg196056#msg196056 for 3ds Max or
https://forum.corona-renderer.com/index.php?topic=34088.msg196058#msg196058 for Cinema 4D

A Release Candidate is close to being the final release, but we need your feedback to catch any remaining bugs or other issues from real world testing.
Here are the major features in Corona 8:
  • Chaos Cosmos: instant models, materials, HDRI skies, and Scatter presets to drop into your scene
  • Chaos Scatter: Add rocks, plants, and other details to your scene with ease
  • Customisable Tone Mapping: Create your own customisable stack of tone mapping controls
  • Decals: Easily add surface details or imperfections, which can include displacement
  • Slicer: Create easy cutaways that are faster and have none of the instability of real-time booleans
  • And more!
You can find the complete changelogs at
https://forum.corona-renderer.com/index.php?topic=33839 for 3ds Max, or
https://forum.corona-renderer.com/index.php?topic=34088 for Cinema 4D

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Please test as much as possible and report your findings to us, so that we can make Corona 8 ready for release as quickly as we can! You can tell us about any issues by following the links below:

3ds Max
Start a new thread at https://forum.corona-renderer.com/index.php?board=2 or
Submit a ticket - https://corona-renderer.com/link/contact-support

Cinema 4D
Start a new thread at https://forum.corona-renderer.com/index.php?board=36
Submit a ticket - https://corona-renderer.com/link/contact-support

Note: If asked to update the Cosmos browser, please do so, but for RC 1 be sure to close and re-open the Cosmos browser after the update (this restart of the browser will not be required in the next RC)

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The New Licensing

If you have been keeping up with the latest Daily Builds, you will already have set yourself up on the new licensing and no further action is required.

For those who have not been following along as the changes arrive and trying out the dailies, here is the information you will need to set up your licensing for the first time:
  • This is the same licensing mechanism that is used in V-Ray and other Chaos products
  • Install the Release Candidate
    • Please note that the Licensing Server is mandatory - if you use a Custom install, be sure to have this checked (it will be preselected by default). Please note that Custom Install may be selected for you where an Update is not possible - this is normal, and expected. If installing Corona for the first time then the Typical installation option will automatically include the Licensing Server without any additional action from you.
  • Open 3ds Max or Cinema 4D, and select Corona as your active render engine
  • Open the render settings - if you see those settings, you are done! Stop here, and enjoy using Corona :)
  • If you do not see the render settings (the UI will tell you there is no license with the instruction to go to the About tab, or the panels may be blank), and you have an active Corona license then:
    • In 3ds Max: go to Render Setup > System > About Corona and click “Activate license”
    • In C4D: go to About > Corona and click “Activate license”
  • If you have an active Corona license and have signed in to your Chaos account before, you are done - your license is now activated
  • If you have an active Corona license but have never signed in to your Chaos account before, you will be given a message that the Licensing Server is not running or you are not signed in - click the “Open Licensing Server” button to run it, sign in if requested, and you are done!
  • If you do not have an active Corona license, after clicking “Activate License” you will see a pop-up informing you that you do not have a license - click “Activate Trial” in that pop-up to continue
  • This will take you to the login screen for your Chaos account in your browser - please login using your username and password
  • If you already have a Chaos account:
    • Sign in with your registered email and password (the same you’ve been using to activate Corona or other Chaos products so far)
    • Once logged in, your trial is activated and you can click “Retry” in the licensing pop-up, and you are done!
    • If you do not already have a Chaos account:
    • Create a new account from the web page, rather than signing in
    • You will receive an email, click “activate account” there
    • This automatically activates the trial and you can return to Corona and click the “Retry” button in the licensing pop-up, and your license is now activated
Note: You may have to wait 10 to 15 seconds before clicking the “Retry” button in the steps above

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