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Download older versions of Chaos Corona for 3ds Max.

If you need a specific older version of Corona, you will find it here.

Here are some of the older versions of Chaos Corona in case you need to revert because of a bug or when finishing an older project. If you need any other installer, please contact us by submitting a support ticket.

11 (hotfix 2)

Released on Nov 30, 2023 (Hotfix on Apr 15, 2024)
Works with Autodesk 3ds Max version 2016-2025

Selected new features
  • Corona Tile Map allows you to easily create stunning bathrooms, kitchens, walls, and floors with procedural tiles.
  • New Scatter controls help you define upper and lower limits of scattering and have scattered items look in the same direction.
  • Corona Power Tools are designed to speed up and replace repetitive and tedious design adjustments.
10 (hotfix 3)

Released on June 22, 2023 (hotfix on Dec 6, 2023)
Works with 3ds Max 2016-2024

Selected new features
  • Corona Decal “by channel” allows you to have individual control over the material channels affected by a Corona Decal.
  • Cameras inside volumetric materials let you fly cameras through smoke and clouds, or have them half-submerged in water with accurate rendering.
  • Brighter, more accurate Caustics when rendering to large resolutions.
  • Corona Lister lets you view and adjust all the Lights, Proxies, Displacement materials, and Cameras, in your scene.
9 (hotfix 3)

Released on Oct 17th 2022 (hotfix on May 30th 2023)
Works with 3ds Max 2016 - 2024

Selected new features
  • Procedural Clouds add detail to the Corona Sky, with control over cloud cover, shape, and more, and they can be animated too.
  • Corona Pattern lets you tile geometry over a surface just like tiling a texture, so that you can create more realistic fabrics, wire fences, jewelry, and more.
  • Scatter Edge Trimming gives you control over the edges of lawns and other scattered surfaces.
  • Out of Core Textures reduces the amount of memory needed by Corona Bitmaps.
8 (hotfix 2)

Released on Apr 13th 2022 (hotfix on Jun 30th 2022)
Works with 3ds Max 2014-2023

Selected new features
  • Customisable tone mapping in the VFB gives more realistic results, and lets you create your own customizable stack of tone mapping controls.
  • Chaos Scatter brings new functionality such as Slope Limitation and Spline Include/Excludes.
  • Corona Decal for easy addition of details to surfaces. Works with displacement.
  • Chaos Cosmos gives instant access to models, materials, HDRIs and more, so you can build scenes quicker than ever.
  • Name changed to Chaos Corona.
7 (hotfix 1)

Released on Jul 21st 2021 (hotfix on Aug 12th 2021)
Works with 3ds Max 2014-2022

Selected new features
  • New Physical Material with Sheen, Clearcoat, 35 presets, and more, for greater realism and closer adherence to industry standards
  • Corona Sky updated with aerial perspective, altitude, and turbidity controls
  • Faster rendering, faster denoising, faster scene opening, and faster transparency/absorption
  • 2.5D Displacement further improved
6 (hotfix 2)

Released on Aug 31st 2020 (hotfix on Apr 20th 2021)
Works with 3ds Max 2014-2022

Selected new features
  • New Sky Model gives dawn/twilight effects and more accurate daytime lighting
  • New Lens Effects for greater realism and creative control
  • 78 new materials in the Material Library
  • Avoid texture repetitions with updates to the UvwRandomizer
  • New Adaptive Environment Sampler removes the need for portals
5 (hotfix 2)

Released on Nov 5th 2019 (hotfix on Apr 20th 2020)
Works with 3ds Max 2013-2021

Selected new features
  • 2.5D Displacement significantly saving memory and reducing parsing times
  • Faster caustics with memory savings, greater accuracy, and other improvements
  • Overall improvements to parsing times, memory savings, and render times for all scenes
  • New Hair and Skin materials added to the Material Library
4 (hotfix 1)

Released on Jun 10th 2019 (hotfix on Jun 26th 2019)
Works with 3ds Max 2013-2020

Selected new features
  • Realistic Caustics
  • Intel AI Denoising (any CPU)
  • Fisheye mode for Corona Cameras
  • LightMix: Multiple suns & HDRI environments
3 (hotfix 2)

Released on Nov 23rd 2018 (hotfix on Mar 28th 2019)
Works with 3ds Max 2013-2020

Selected new features
  • NVIDIA OptiX GPU Denoising added
  • Improved Displacement added
  • IR responsiveness improved
  • Memory savings

Released on Jun 25th 2018
Works with 3ds Max 2013-2019

Selected new features
  • Heterogenous media support added
  • Initial V–Ray compatibility added
  • 150 materials added to the Material Library
  • Corona Official Toolbar added
1.7 (hotfix 4)

Released on Oct 24th 2017 (hotfix on Mar 24th 2018)
Works with 3ds Max 2012-2019

Selected new features
  • Material Library with over 300 materials added
  • Hair, Fur and Skin rendering added
  • Dedicated Corona Camera
  • Faster rendering with inclusion of DMC sampler
1.6 (hotfix 3)

Released on Apr 24th 2017 (hotfix on Sep 6th 2017)
Works with 3ds Max 2012-2018

Selected new features
  • Corona Image Editor added
  • Triplanar mapping added
  • Corona Scatter can now scatter in regular patterns, and along splines
  • Improved Distributed Rendering
1.5 (hotfix 2)

Released on Oct 10th 2016 (hotfix on Nov 14th 2016)
Works with 3ds Max 2012-2017

Selected new features
  • Interactive LightMix added
  • PBR workflow
  • New VFB post–processing, e.g. Bloom & Glare, LUTs, and Filmic Tone Mapping
  • Corona Distance map added
1.4 (hotfix 1)

Released on May 16th 2016 (hotfix on Jul 27th 2016)
Works with 3ds Max 2011-2017

Selected new features
  • Denoising added
  • Adaptivity added
  • VFB History and Multiple Render Regions added
  • Texture baking added
  • VR camera added

Released on Nov 3rd 2015
Works with 3ds Max 2011-2016

Selected new features
  • Corona Proxies now support animation
  • Corona Layered Material added
  • Advanced ‘Render Selected’ options
1.2 (hotfix 1)

Released on Jul 29th 2015 (hotfix on Aug 6th 2015)
Works with 3ds Max 2011-2016

Selected new features
  • Corona Displacement modifier added, and Displacement improved in general
  • Support for 3ds Max Atmospheric effects added
  • Improved Corona Multimap
1.1 (hotfix 1)

Released on Jun 16th 2015 (hotfix on Jun 22nd 2015)
Works with 3ds Max 2011-2016

Selected new features
  • Corona Bitmap added, giving speed ups
  • Improved support for Particle Flow
  • Improved error reporting
1.0 (hotfix 3)

Released on Feb 25th 2015 (hotfix on Jun 22nd 2015)
Works with 3ds Max 2011-2016

Selected new features
  • First commercial release
  • Interactive Rendering
  • Corona Scatter
  • SSS and volumetric scattering capability
Corona for 3ds Max Alpha 6: free unlimited version

This is the older Alpha 6 version of Chaos Corona, released in March 2014. It is a fully functional free version and is a very capable render engine. We are giving it for free to anyone who does not want or is not able to afford the current version of Chaos Corona. There is no time lock or limitation of any kind, and it can be used both for personal, educational and commercial projects. More info in our blog post.

NOTE: Corona for 3ds Max Alpha 6 will not receive any bug fixes, support or our future attention. This software is available “as is” without warranty of any kind.

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