Cycles vs Corona

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Re: Cycles vs Corona

Post by dobe » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:13 am

So, there ist no opensource Render with catched GI on the market?
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Re: Cycles vs Corona

Post by lacilaci » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:32 am

dobe wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:13 am
So, there ist no opensource Render with catched GI on the market?
Not yet, from my understanding it is very difficult to do, and even more so to do it on gpu.

Dade managed to do dir. light caching on both. but I think that bounced gi might get way more complex...

If you think about it, runing on cpu+gpu fast luxcore + gi caching + (if we had good denoiser) there wouldn't be much competition for luxcore even in commercial software. It would be a revolution and make everyone run for their money, lol..

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Re: Cycles vs Corona

Post by Sharlybg » Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:34 pm

Here it is said that corona Alpha 6 is free : https://corona-renderer.com/blog/corona-alpha6-is-out/

Do someone Know if it is still possible to use with blender ? any Alpha 6 exporter available.
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Re: Cycles vs Corona

Post by sarmath » Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:45 pm

Sharlybg wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:34 pm
Here it is said that corona Alpha 6 is free : https://corona-renderer.com/blog/corona-alpha6-is-out/

Do someone Know if it is still possible to use with blender ? any Alpha 6 exporter available.
Here it is what you need...

https://bitbucket.org/coronablender/render_corona

https://corona-renderer.com/forum/index ... ,28.0.html

....its working with corona standalone 1.7
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Re: Cycles vs Corona

Post by Sharlybg » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:12 pm

....its working with corona standalone 1.7
But standalone 1.7 is free :?:
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Re: Cycles vs Corona

Post by sarmath » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:20 pm

Sharlybg wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:12 pm
....its working with corona standalone 1.7
But standalone 1.7 is free :?:
Its 45 days demo or need a licence.

https://corona-renderer.com/wiki/standalone
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Re: Cycles vs Corona

Post by Sharlybg » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:24 pm

Its 45 days demo or need a licence.
So there is no possibility to use the old Alpha 6 free version ?
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Re: Cycles vs Corona

Post by sarmath » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:00 pm

Its really outdated...so probably the answer is no....but you can ask on the corona forums....
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Re: Cycles vs Corona

Post by lacilaci » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:26 pm

That free corona version is extremely outdated not even close to current one. Different shaders, no adaptivity and all kinds of issues it's all too different to current corona...

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Re: Cycles vs Corona

Post by kintuX » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:32 pm

Sharlybg wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:24 pm
Its 45 days demo or need a licence.
So there is no possibility to use the old Alpha 6 free version ?
Not with Alpha 6.1, as is only a 3DS max plugin (2011-2015 & DrServer). No standalone.

Standalones are, as mentioned, available within official installers for Max (45 day free) & C4D (free beta - "... will expire after the commercial version is released.")

And a word of advice:
What you think you might save with having a faster render, you'll loose before you even start rendering, just by setting the scene lighting & materials because:
- textured material preview has been broken for a year or so
- no interactive preview
- not all features are supported by the Standalone version

Also, i have a feeling that Corona's quality is diminishing for the sake of speed & simplicity. Image quality is getting dangerously close to that of VRay. At least from what i had observed in the past year. Or maybe it's just the user base, largely coming from VRay, showing signs of professional deformation.

Either way, personally, i feel evolving, using the "lazy" IPR workflow above everything else. Lately, i only work in the 'rendered view' as it was prophesied :) and i must express my gratitude to Dade, B.Y.O.B., sharlybg and all others investing their knowledge, skill, time... in this magnificent tool.

Of course i also use & regularly test other engines (Cycles, Maxwell, Indigo, Corona, RPR, applesed, PRMan, VRay, Thea, Yafaray, iRay, Fstorm, Arnold, Arion...) but that is simply because of my interest (curiosity & satisfaction) & awareness about flaws in human nature - without changes, tolerance breaks & causes the deformation - makes a human BIASED... and i don't wanna ruin my skill set by becoming cozy in the beauty of an iridescent bubble - biased, dogmatized, believing times or tools don't change. One should always challenge one self to stay well, alive & good in spirit.
But YES, from my holistic experience, for an individual or a small team, LuxCore is simply the best engine of them all...

... and a final note: "I hopefully believe i am experienced." :lol:

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