Corona renderer is a damn good, fast and free (for now) alternative!

Corona renderer test scene

Recently I stumbled upon Corona renderer and I made a test scene just for the purpose of trying it using the Blender exporter plugin and the standalone version of the renderer. I have to say, and you can see it from the picture above, that I’m really impressed by the easy way of managing materials, the great light effects and the incredible speed of this piece of software. The image you see took almost twenty minutes for this level of sharpness, but after six, seven minutes it was already very well shaped and a lot cleaner than anything you can achieve with Cycles in the same amount of time.

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Cargo Room 07: a SciFi scene made in Blender

Modeling, lighting, texturing and compositing entirely made in Blender. Rendered with Cycles renderer.

Here we are again! With a fresh new scene I made for learning purposes. I found an interesting tutorial from Andrew Price and I accepted the challenge. A SciFi corridor entirely made in Blender and rendered with Cycles renderer. A great exercise tha covered every aspect from the modeling to the final compositing of the scene.

Finalmente qualcosa di totalmente nuovo! Una scena che ho realizzato seguendo un tutorial di Andrew Price e che mi ha portato a creare da zero questo corridoio in stile SciFi. Ho utilizzato Blender in ogni fase del lavoro ed ho renderizzato con Cycles.