Author Topic: Corona for 3ds Max Help Center / Documentation Updates  (Read 6310 times)

2023-03-17, 14:28:06

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This thread serves as a support team changelog, where we will be periodically listing our Help Center and Documentation Portal updates (and more).

New in Corona 10 daily builds:
- You can now control clouds color by adjusting sun color. Affected articles:
How to add daylight to my scene in Corona for 3ds Max?
How to use Corona Sky Clouds - 3ds Max
Corona Sky Map

- You can now place a camera inside a volume (even if it's an object) or at the interface of multiple volumes (e.g. air and water):
New Volume Resolving in Corona 10
Camera inside volumes playground thread

- Updated FumeFX guides:
Volumetric FX - Known bugs and limitations
Unexpected FumeFX Error

- Updated NVIDIA AI Denoiser errors article:
NVIDIA GPU AI Denoiser Errors


Other:
- We have started a forum cleanup process to make sure all important user reports are addressed correctly, move some threads to the appropriate forum sections, remove spam, etc.

- Updated photographic exposure articles:
How to use photographic exposure controls in Corona for 3ds Max?
How to use Tone Mapping - 3ds Max

- Created a new article covering issues with dot ( . ) vs comma ( , ) issues in the Corona VFB and how to resolve them (generally, there should be no issues with this anyway):
Entering decimal values in VFB Tone Mapping does not work

- Added a short Cosmos changelog in:
Chaos Cosmos

- Other minor fixes


Note: if you spot any issues, something isn't working, or you would like to share any kind of feedback with us - please contact us here.


« Last Edit: 2023-03-17, 16:49:43 by maru »
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2023-04-14, 10:18:26
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Updated various articles related to Phoenix and V-Ray (some further updates are necessary and will be done soon):
The installed version of V-Ray is not fully supported.
Phoenix Particle Shader - Known bugs and limitations
The installed version of Phoenix is not fully supported.

Added a new article (some further updates to this article are planned):
How to correctly combine Corona Mapping Randomizer, Triplanar, and Normal maps?

Added a new article (C4D content will be added soon):
What is displacement?

New in Corona 10 daily builds:
Corona FumeFX Modifier

Added motion blur shutter curve info and examples to Corona Camera documentation:
Corona Camera

Added a new article:
I am getting extremely slow parsing with iToo RailClone!

Added a new article:
3ds Max Physical Camera limitations

Other minor fixes


Note: if you spot any issues, something isn't working, or you would like to share any kind of feedback with us - please contact us here.


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2023-05-11, 15:20:07
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Moved Multiloaders article (starting multiple 3ds Max instances with different Corona versions) into the Documentation Portal:
Multiloaders

Added a new article:
Creating basic materials

New error message - Corona Decal "Affect Base" only works with Corona Physical Mtl:
Affecting only a part of a base material with a Decal material is only supported if both materials are Corona Physical Materials.

Updated the VFB article (e.g. all button functions):
Corona VFB

Added a new article:
Corona Interactive Rendering

Updated LightMix articles (it is now possible to set up LightMix by layers):
Documentation Portal
and
Help Center


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2023-06-19, 13:34:20
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Added new content for the "multiple output maps" feature:
- Forum Playground
- Help Center
- Documentation Portal: Corona Color Correct, Triplanar, Mapping Randomizer

Added a new trick: Mixing multiple normal maps through the Corona Normal "additional bump: slot. Thanks Romullus! :)
- Help Center
- Documentation Portal

New error message: Corona Decal "affect base" option only works when using the Corona Physical Material:
- Affecting only a part of a base material with a Decal material is only supported if both materials are Corona Physical Materials.

Updated tone mapping articles (mostly with info that ACES OT is in the stack by default):
- Help Center
- Documentation Portal

Added an article listing all DOF Highlights Solver error messages:
 - DOF Highlights Solver Error Messages

Scatter articles - updated some screenshots/gifs with the fix for colors popping when using Multimap with Camera Clipping:
- Chaos Scatter at the Chaos Documentation Portal

Updated corona converter screenshots to the newest version:
- Corona Converter at the Chaos Help Center
- Corona Bitmap at the Chaos Help Center
- Corona Converter at the Chaos Documentation Portal


Note: if you spot any issues, something isn't working, or you would like to share any kind of feedback with us - please contact us here.


« Last Edit: 2023-06-19, 14:03:53 by maru »
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2023-07-05, 15:14:00
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Updated the "How to use Depth of Field" guide with the new DOF Highlights Solver info:
- Help Center

Updated/simplified the manual installation guide:
- Help Center

Updated information on Corona Decal "Affect Base" options:
- Playground Thread
- Help Center
- Documentation Portal

Added updates related to Corona 10 inside-medium rendering and physical size to the Corona Camera articles:
- Documentation Portal

Added minor updates to the Corona Scanned Mtl article:
- Documentation Portal

Included the new DOF Highlights Solver in Render Setup > Performance documentation:
- Documentation Portal

Moved commonly used abbreviations from the Help Center to the Documentation Portal:
- Documentation Portal



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2023-07-26, 17:42:16
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Created a simple documentation for the Corona 10 Benchmark:
- Documentation Portal

Updated the Corona Lister article:
- Documentation Portal

Updated the VFB article:
- Documentation Portal

Updated the IR article:
- Documentation Portal

Moved render stamp variables article from the Help Center:
- Documentation Portal

Created a basic documentation for the tonemapping operators:
- Documentation Portal

Updated multiple articles with the new Corona 10 alpha options for volumes:
- https://docs.chaos.com/display/CRMAX/Corona+Volume+Material
- https://docs.chaos.com/display/CRMAX/Corona+Volume+Grid
- https://docs.chaos.com/display/CRMAX/Corona+Sky+Map
- https://docs.chaos.com/display/CRMAX/Corona+Volume+Material



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2023-10-20, 15:23:43
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Corona Benchmark - added clarification on the ray/s unit on multiple pages - https://docs.chaos.com/display/CRBENCH/Using+Corona+Benchmark

Various maintenance updates such as new renders/screenshots:

Help Center:
V11 Bump/Normal Filtering - https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/19161682524305
UHD Cache - https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4528617365649
Denoising - https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4528588388113
Scatter - added a known edge trimming vs proxies limitation - https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4953359913617
Corona Camera - https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4528523374865
LUTs - https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4528475285521
Noise limit - https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4528311058961
GI vs. AA balance - https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4528324185489
IES lights - https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4528504102545
Material Editor Freezes - https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/17852831779473
Light Samples Multiplier - https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4528298049169
Adding Daylight - https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4528523331217
Light Types - https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/17624555818769
LightMix - https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4528606952849
DR "cannot bind" error - https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/18026360168209
Orthographic camera and screen size displacement - https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4526303103889
Transparency vs Refraction - https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4528467215505
CTexmap Render Element - https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4528437025425
Rendering VR - https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4528505404689
DOF does not affect reflections - https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4528592012305
Adaptive Light Solver - https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4528466192273
Dirt/worn off effect - https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4528531220113
Fresnel reflections - https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4528455000977
Getting rid of excessive noise - https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4528247036305
How many passes is enough? - https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4528236666257
Adaptivity - https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4528323634705
Max Sample Intensity - https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4528507399441
Converter - https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4526289638033

Documentation Portal:
Corona Bitmap - https://docs.chaos.com/display/CRMAX/Corona+Bitmap
Corona AO map - https://docs.chaos.com/display/CRMAX/Corona+AO+Map
Corona Sun - https://docs.chaos.com/display/CRMAX/Corona+Sun
Corona Converter - https://docs.chaos.com/display/CRMAX/Corona+Converter
System Tab - https://docs.chaos.com/display/CRMAX/System+Tab
Chaos Scatter - https://docs.chaos.com/display/CRMAX/Chaos+Scatter
Corona Data Map - https://docs.chaos.com/display/CRMAX/Corona+Data+Map
Multiloaders - https://docs.chaos.com/display/CRMAX/Multiloaders
Corona Light - https://docs.chaos.com/display/CRMAX/Corona+Light


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2023-12-06, 16:44:55
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Mostly Corona 11 updates:

Updated Chaos Scatter articles with the new features and UI screenshots:
- Help Center
- Documentation Portal

Created a new article for the Corona Tile Map:
- Documentation Portal

Updated the Multimap article with information on the new Tile ID mode:
- Documentation Portal

Updated the Mapping Randomizer article with information on the new Tile ID mode:
- Documentation Portal

Updated multiple articles with information on the new Intel denoiser:
- How to use denoising? - Help Center
- System Requirements - Help Center
- Interactive Rendering - Help Center
- Performance Tab - Documentation Portal
- Scene Tab - Documentation Portal

Created a new article on the new bump/normal filtering in Corona 11:
- Help Center

Updated the Corona Physical Mtl article with the new filtering options:
- Documentation Portal

Updated the Corona Skin Mtl article with the new filtering options:
- Documentation Portal

Updated the Corona Image Editor articles with a new CIE batch processing script:
- Help Center
- Documentation Portal

Updated System Settings article with a new UI screenshot:
- Help Center

Created a Corona Power Tools article:
- Documentation Portal

Updated the Corona Bitmap article with the new color management selector:
- Documentation Portal

Some improvements to the Multiloaders article, including a note about using them with command-line rendering:
- Documentation Portal

New error message article: OIDN: No device with CUDA support available.
- Help Center

New error message article: Tile Map's custom pattern could not be parsed. Problem is in the following row.
- Help Center

New error message article: Selected rendering space is not compatible with the supported rendering color spaces.
- Help Center

...plus various other updates and changes to keep all articles up to date. We are also working on a few remaining articles which will be shared here soon.

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2024-02-27, 15:47:20
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Migrated information from https://wiki.corona-renderer.com/ to the Chaos Documentation Portal. When trying to access the wiki (both https://wiki.corona-renderer.com/ and https://corona-renderer.com/wiki), you are now redirected to Corona Docs).
- MAXScript - https://docs.chaos.com/display/CRMAX/MAXScript
- Corona Standalone - https://docs.chaos.com/display/CS

Moved the installation guide from the Help Center to the Documentation Portal:
- https://docs.chaos.com/display/CRMAX/Installation+Process

Updated denoising articles:
- https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4528588388113
- https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/19921888943505
- https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4528596854289
- https://docs.chaos.com/display/CRMAX/Performance+Tab
- https://docs.chaos.com/display/CRMAX/Scene+Tab

Updated the system requirements article:
- https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4665349542417

Created an article for the Corona Edge Map:
- https://docs.chaos.com/display/CRMAX/Corona+Edge+Map

Updated Converter articles:
- https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4526289638033
- https://docs.chaos.com/display/CRMAX/Corona+Converter

Updated the Lister article:
- https://docs.chaos.com/display/CRMAX/Corona+Lister

Added Tile ID to the Mapping Randomizer article:
- https://docs.chaos.com/display/CRMAX/Corona+Mapping+Randomizer

Added Tile ID to the Multimap article:
- https://docs.chaos.com/display/CRMAX/Corona+Multi+Map

Updated the SSS in Corona article:
- https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/4528498501137

New error messages:
- https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/19921888943505
- https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/20443030242193
- https://support.chaos.com/hc/en-us/articles/20283060170257

Updated the Corona Color Map article:
- https://docs.chaos.com/display/CRMAX/Corona+Color+Map

...plus various other updates and changes to keep all articles up to date.

Note: if you spot any issues, something isn't working, or you would like to share any kind of feedback with us - please contact us here.

« Last Edit: 2024-02-27, 15:50:58 by maru »
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