Corona Renderer Reviews & Product Details

Head of creative
Design
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

1 Minute Set-up time. High quality realistic renders in incredibly short time. Interactive renders that allow you to tweak everything in the scene and see the live update. Good basic material features. Excellent shader displacement and realistic shader options. Good library of PBR materials. Great pricing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There really isn't anything i dislike at the moment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try it! and keep in mind time spend and money spent when purchasing. When you balance those it's a no-brainer Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Shorter visualisation times. Easier and shorter process to get from idea to visual. Faster idea testing therefor a faster design process. Shorter render times which really helps towards the end of a design process you can count on the software to render great images even if it is the night before the pitch as you have already seen the interactive previews. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Corona Renderer Overview

What is Corona Renderer?

Corona Renderer is an integrated solution for selected 3D applications. It's both biased and unbiased renderer that's capable of outputting photorealistic visuals.

Corona Renderer Details
Product Description

Corona Renderer is an integrated solution for selected 3D applications. It's both biased and unbiased renderer that's capable of outputting photorealistic visuals.


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Render Legion
Year Founded
2014
HQ Location
Prague, Czech Republic
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@CoronaRenderer
8,347 Twitter followers
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UD
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the ability to quickly preview a scene and test the lighting. Materials are intuitive and easy to create, and I especially like the feature of having C4D materials be able to render with Corona even though it is not native. This cuts down on the workload needed to convert all materials in a scene at all times. I enjoy having less feature adjustments, which can quickly lead to frustration and a sense of overwhelming for novice users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The final render speed can be lethargic and slow, even on a pretty well speced machine. I would like an ability to add in the option to render with GPUs as well as the CPU if need be. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Corona renderer is an excellent entry level rendering package that does many things well out of the box with very little fuss. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am working within a fast paced environment to quickly visualize ideas and concepts for sell in and pitch work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UW
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's totally free and you can have a try for 45 days with unlimited sources, you can even do commercial projects running the demo and the brand allows it. It is top quality and a great option in the market, the software have great tools and a big range of possibilities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The demo only lasts 45 days, and it is a little bit expensive to buy one from day one, you need some time to get used to to the software, it has a complex system and it isn't for everyone, it is designer's

oriented. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a great tool with crazy graphics and so much detail. Great work by the brand Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

You are solving problems to inside designers and all the people that have the need of 3D design modeling Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UA
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The speed at which corona computes is phenomenal and allows the user to see any errors in render without waiting an eternity. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The auto save function can be a little temperamental at times Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Corona allowed me to see errors quickly, avoiding long wait times to edit something Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Architect, 3d visualizer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Convenience of working with material, light, very simple settings that do not distract from the artistic part. Fully physical correct result, very wide framebuffer settings. Perfectly distributes the load on the processor in rendering and it is very nice to work with powerful computers (16-24 cores) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It requires a lot of resources - RAM and processor power. It is quite difficult to work on a computer with less than 8 cores. Innovations in new versions are not always stable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be sure to try the trial version, I'm sure, during this time, Corona Renderer will turn your idea of rendering! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This is the main tool that allows you to get the final image for the client. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Re assistant
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

i really like the software. it was a lifesaver and i am happy all of it's features were helpful in helping me complete a project. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

i dont like how it can be slow, and not the best platform, otherwise perfect Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

it has helped our company progress Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Team Manager
Food & Beverages
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The GUI was easy to use. For first time user friendly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I can’t say there was anything else to dislike. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Development Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

The thing i like best about corona is that it is easy to used and it really is a great tool to help improve your business Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I find nothing bad about it it worked for me Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I strongly recommend this product to anyone who want their business to succeed Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Its easy to manage Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Corona is a CPU based rendering, in the time i started using corona my pc got a very limited GPU and rendering with GPU was a real pain. as i moved to corona things changed. this is one of the fastest renders's in the web. the quality of the output and realistic looks are awesome. another great thing is the setup of the renderer.its pretty easy to configure it and get great performance. the program integrates well with main 3d modelling software such as 3ds max and also very easy to import project from other rendering software. the lightening options provided by corona are absolutely fantastic. there are mainly two types of lighting namely corona light and corona sun, both give you great control over the lighting of the scene. the pricing of the software is great comparing with other products out there. the subscription plans start at just 25 euro per month. surprisingly the support team of corona is superb, they reply quickly and help you out in case of any questions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

the program can be a heavy load on your system if you don't have a powerful CPU. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

try the program for a month and see for yourself. this is one of the best 3d rendering software especially if you use 3ds maxx. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

corona is a cpu based renderer and its very fast. the lighting options in the program is also great. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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3D Environment Artist
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I have been using 3D software and the many available rendering tools, plug-ins and native engines since the mid 90's. They have changed drastically over the years with the latest options being incredibly efficient and providing amazing image quality. Their methods of creating a rendered scene are usually quite different and the work flow for each is unique enough that you either hate it, love it, or tolerate it because of need rather than want.

With Corona Renderer there are several benefits that make it easy to love the software. The work flow is simple, fast and doesn't require a great deal of self-education to understand. You can, for example, easily use the native materials in 3D Studio Max for a fast render that can actually be used for a final image for post editing. But to use the small number of native Corona materials and maps (compared to 3DS Max) will allow you to create incredibly realistic images so very easily.

Another of the benefits is speed. Oh my, this renderer is fast. With my I5-3570k, AMD R9 290 based machine I can have a usable render of a 1920x image in minutes. Most other software can take several minutes to get started and a similar quality image to Corona can easily take twice as long. Test renders can be done in seconds versus minutes with others software and the quality is amazing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I have 40 characters to describe what I dislike about Corona Renderer. <-59 characters Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It just doesn't get better than Corona Renderer unless there is a software out there I am unaware of that is as fast or faster. It is a joy to use and experiment with. You could easily have fun with this engine and be quite happy to have spent the money on it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Speed, quality and complexity are big issues with anything related to business. You want to best for your time and money without unnecessary complications or work in as short a time as possible. With Corona Renderer I generate test renders in an incredibly short time, even with complex scenes, to allow me to quickly develop my assets without ridiculously complex tweaking, changing and setting up of render engine settings for a fast render just to have to change them again to get the higher quality I need for final images.

Even though there are only a few materials and map types to select they are very versatile. Plus, you can use the native map types from the 3d software (I use 3ds Max) with the Corona Renderer materials to increase the possibilities.

Corona Renderer has made everything about rendering a scene faster, less complex, and enjoyable again. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Corona is a hybrid biased/unbiased renderer with a PBR Material System and physical based camera, sky and sun. While learning a renderer can be very tedious, this is not the case with Corona. It's very easy to use and still powerfull. Especially the dreaded splotches and flickering in GI are nearly non-existent with Corona. While lot of unbiased renderers suffer from the firefly problem, Corona got an integrated denoising-function, which can be used on the whole image or fireflies only.

And there are other not-so-standard features like light mix, distributed rendering, proxies. Last but not least, you can speficy adaptive rendertimes. You can tell Corona f.e. to render x passes, to a maximum of x minutes and stop rendering when reaching a noise level of x%. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Corona was developed with Arch-Viz in mind. It still lacks support for OpenVDB or plugins like TurbulenceFD. So you can't render gaseous fluids with Corona. The Corona team is planning to expand the renderers possiblities to make it more suitable for VFX, but this is still to be seen.

As with most unbiased renderers, memory management is a bit more tricky than with bucket rendering engines. Big/complex scenes with frames above 4k need a lot of ram. Even 32 GB of RAM can be not enough, if Corona got a lot to chew on. And when Corona starts to outsource on the HD, rendertimes go high. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Corona is a great hybrid (unbiased/biased) CPU renderer. It has some minor problems with memory management and rendertimes will be higher compared with optimized VRay scenes. But you save a lot of time when setting up your scene. You don't have to tweak rendersettings. You just press the render button and everything is fine. Besides that, it still lacks some features, especially OpenVDB support. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For product renderings, technical animations and especially Arch Viz, Corona is a great renderer. The biggest benefit is the ease-of-use. You will save a lot of work time. Especially compared with renderers like VRay. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Freelancer
Design
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

- Integrated in 3dsmax as plugin, i think is the faster rendering engine i ever used but is hard to compare as long I am still on the learning process, but it was very easy to achieve great results even from the first day of use.

- Easy to setup a photorealistical rendering scene.

- Render Elements

- Quite similar with Vray . ( Camera / Lights ) and this could be and advantage if you are vray user .

- It's fast!

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What do you dislike?

- I have almost one year using this software and it's very hard to say i dislike something. It's a fresh software so it needs more improvements on compatibility with other materials but I am sure that future versions will resolve all the problems.

- Global Illumination - could be more advanced Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Corona is a new rendering plugin that promises a lot , i reccomend it as it has a easy interface and materials are really easy to create. Rendering results are fast and amazing.

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What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automotive Rendering

- Fast and high realistical car rendering. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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