I’m going to get into trouble some day if I keep doing everything Peter Guthrie tells me to do.
Anyway, after he mentioned having had lots of fun with the still-in-development Corona render engine, I thought I’d have a go too (in fairness, I had been watching Juraj Talcik, Blackhaus, and the Xoio guys going crazy with it for some time).
The images above and below are just bits of old scenes re-shaded with Corona’s material system. I didn’t play much with the render settings – pretty much all default values.
In two words (or three), I love it! Corona seems very fast, very photographic, and is dead simple to use. I still miss a few must-have tools I use in V-Ray all the time, but I will certainly keep a very close eye on Corona and its development.
Corona is currently in a public alpha testing phase and free to use. For more information, visit the forum.