Author Topic: Suspension of Corona Renderer for ARCHICAD development  (Read 9572 times)

2020-03-30, 17:25:25

TomG

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Suspension of Corona Renderer for ARCHICAD development

We're sorry to have to announce the suspension of development on Corona Renderer for ARCHICAD. Our apologies to our Corona Renderer for ARCHICAD users, please know that we share your disappointment and that this was a very difficult decision for us to take. We've kept working on this as long as possible - right up to releasing a new daily build on Monday March 23rd - in the hopes that we could find a way to continue development without any interruption, but that has proven impossible.
 
The primary cause is finding enough good developers and related staff - this is hard at the best of times, and in the current world situation, is tougher than ever (by the way, if you know of anyone who has found themselves looking for work due to a change in circumstances, send them to https://corona-renderer.com/about/jobs ). Alex has done an amazing job in carrying the development through to its current advanced stage, but to push further forward and move toward an actual release, we'd need a larger team, and that is just not going to happen at the moment.
 
After re-evaluating our strategies and plans in the current environment, we've decided to move Alex on to the Core team, and pause the development for ARCHICAD for an unknown amount of time.
 
Please note that this is specific to Corona Renderer for ARCHICAD only. Corona Renderer for 3ds Max and Corona Renderer for Cinema 4D are unaffected, as is the company as a whole, and development on those is continuing with no change.
 
Meantime, if you are a developer, or have skills in QA, support, project management, etc., do please visit our jobs page at https://corona-renderer.com/about/jobs and get in touch with us. Even if hiring is impacted right now by travel restrictions etc., we can keep your information on file for when things return to normal.
 
Note: While feature development etc. is suspended, if time allows we will try to do some support or bug fixing for the last Corona Renderer for ARCHICAD daily build; but please keep in mind that this is very much only “if time allows”
« Last Edit: 2020-03-31, 10:00:25 by alexhajdu »

2020-03-30, 17:36:16
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Hello everybody!

It was a hard week and you probably now understand, why I was not very active on the forum recently. I see all your posts about issues in the latest release and I'll make my best to find some spare time and fix critical issues. Also, I'm here to make support, so don't be afraid to ask questions or report new bugs or features.
I will find couple of minutes for the support for sure...

I'm kinda sad, it was a great time spent with a great community. I hope this is only a temporary situation and I'll be back on the project in the near future.

Stay safe and keep doing great work!

2020-03-30, 19:56:17
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So Sad ( While not really surprised,...;( )

Let's hope for better days ..for us all.
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Corona ArchiCAD Alpha 5

2020-03-31, 13:08:41
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Oh no !

I hope Corona decision is temporary and in near future You will continou working on it - it's worth it !
Meanwhile - good luck !

2020-03-31, 14:54:44
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This is very sad, but the alpha 5 is still far, far better than the integrated Cinerender in Archicad.
We will keep using it until you pry it from our corona infected, dead hands.

Ole

2020-04-01, 10:20:37
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Crap. I had to check if it was april 1st yesterday...
Great effort so far and really interesting too see what can be done. I was hoping that one not yet announced secret was that Corona would replace Cinerender in AC24.
Back to reality and again thanks for the commitment.
/Mats

2020-04-01, 20:22:44
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I'm sad 😔 to hear that my 2 best working flow in my ferm is archicad and with Corona Renderer it's unstoppable I hope you Will be back soon my best wishes for you guys
EHABHD Corona Renderer user ARCHICAD,CINEMA4D

2020-04-01, 20:34:13
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We'd like to thank everyone for your comments, for all the support you are showing. We too share your disappointment of course, and we will keep you updated on news - hopefully with some bug fixes for the last daily if we can, and if plans change again longer term and we can resume work, you will all be the first to hear of course.

2020-04-09, 12:55:25
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Thank you, we still hope you can work again on it,  not to loose all the amazing work you have done. It will be difficult to live without Corona for AC!!!

2020-04-09, 17:03:15
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2020-04-10, 00:56:46
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karolorbe

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So sad to read this 😢 I'm such a big fan of this project. Hope it is in fact a temporary issue... Thanks for the great work anyways, I'll continue to enjoy it as long as we can.

2020-04-21, 01:30:00
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Really sad to hear it!
Many thanks for your work!

2020-05-12, 17:28:46
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mattamizo

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is there any chance to download the last test version of corona for archicad? I know that i'ts on Alpha mode, but It would be nice to try it even in this stage.

2020-05-12, 18:07:15
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2020-05-22, 04:37:23
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Ehabhd

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Is there any news on Corona render for archicad
EHABHD Corona Renderer user ARCHICAD,CINEMA4D

2020-05-22, 14:15:54
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TomG

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2020-05-25, 08:33:47
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No. It's still on hold. I'm working intensively on another project. We will inform you here on the forum when something changes.
« Last Edit: 2020-05-26, 08:34:14 by alexhajdu »

2020-05-25, 09:46:10
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Philip kelly

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ohhhhhhh ...what ya working on................? inquiring minds would like to know.
An unreal plugin?
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2020-07-17, 10:16:20
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2020-07-17, 11:22:34
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ohhhhhhh ...what ya working on................? inquiring minds would like to know.
An unreal plugin?

As explained in the original message, Alex is now working in the Core team (that is: the core of Corona Renderer). As you know, developer are invaluable to us.

2020-07-22, 09:27:27
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we understand that it is difficult to update, to program, but the evolution of time on archicad is vital for many architects and visualizers, you must at least get to the final version!

2020-07-27, 22:25:49
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raffe3003

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I know that development is suspended but — any chance to see plugin for Archicad 24?

2020-08-16, 05:05:48
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Someone knows how to activate the Alpha 5 now that this discontinued the Corona render for ArchiCad

2020-09-05, 23:09:45
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Please, make possible to use Corona Render for ArchiCAD 24. Without any changes, just make little update. I've try to install latest build to AC24, but it doesn't work.

2020-09-08, 15:12:54
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Agree with chk_architect! Please just convert сurrent version to Archicad 24 without any changes! We are ready to wait for new core and functions as long as necessary.

2020-09-08, 21:03:39
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Ehabhd

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I add my voice to their voice mak Corona render for archicad 24
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2020-09-21, 15:18:21
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A version for AC24 would be fantastic. Even in its current state Corona for Archicad is far better than the integrated cinerender.

Ole

2020-09-22, 15:32:55
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I really hope corona team can continue this work on archicad in future, i use c4d with corona, and i use archicad too so would be nice to have a corona in future for archicad

2020-10-13, 10:15:48
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Hi all !! Very interesting by Corona for Archicad on Mac Os X too ! Actually I work with Archicad, save to Cinema 4D, convert all Archicad Materials to corona and render, the problem if I have structural modifications I must begin again theses steps.
+++ Corona for Archicad Mac OS X, thanx at all. ;-)

2020-10-22, 12:20:19
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2020-10-22, 17:51:14
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We could continue working on the Archicad plugin, including recompiling for compatibility with newer Archicad releases, if we had developers available for this. Sadly, we do not have any developers who could do it right now.
If you are an experienced developer who would be able to continue the development of the Archicad plugin, or if you know someone who could do that, please send us an email to hiring@corona-renderer.com and we will see what exactly the possibilities are.