Check Out What’s New in Corona Render 5 for Cinema 4D

Chaos Czech releases Corona Render 5 for C4D with new 2.5D Discplacments and more.

Chaos Czech shows off some of the new features in Corona Render 5 for Cinema 4D. The renderer sports improved handling of proxies with faster render times, a new Corona sky object, caustics, 2.5D Displacecments, and better integrations with Cinema 4D.

Check out the video to learn what’s new, and for more complete details, the press release below.

PRAGUE, Czech Republic – November 25, 2019 – Today, Chaos Czech releases Corona Renderer 5 for Cinema 4D, with improved memory management for displacement, faster rendering and lower memory needs for caustics, multiple environments for use in LightMix, improved handling of proxies and instances, and more.

The new 2.5 Displacement is now the default on all new scenes, offering significant memory savings for scenes using intense displacement – with no change to a user’s existing workflow. Handling of Proxies and instances now requires less memory and less pre-processing time, making the UI more responsive when working with those as well as improving render times.

Corona Renderer 5 also offers new advancements for caustics workflows. Performance gains now run at up to 20% in scenes that are pure caustics, making the process of rendering lighting effects on pool water, diamonds, and glass even faster.

The new Corona Sky object offers greater flexibility for applying environment lighting to your scene, with options to choose between a Physical sky model, a solid color, or use of any Shader (which includes Noise maps, Gradients, etc. as well as the traditional HDRI). Additionally, the ability to have more than one Corona Sky object means that LightMix can be used for even better results when creating different times of day within just one render.

The new Select Shader and Select Material offer ways for an object to store a “mini-library” of materials that can easily be switched between (manually, or by keyframes), and which the object takes with it from scene to scene.

The update also brings with it an extensive list of other improvements, features and bug fixes, and is compatible with Cinema 4D versions R14 to R21.

Full information on the changes is available in the official blog post at:

Corona Renderer 5 for MAXON Cinema 4D is available for purchase on the developer’s website at, and there is also a 45-day unlimited demo version at

About Chaos Czech

Chaos Czech (previously Render Legion) are the creators of Corona Renderer, a high-performance photorealistic rendering engine. Chaos Czech is a leader in architectural visualization software, where it offers a simple, yet powerful approach for professional artists. Chaos Czech continues to bring this approach to its development of new tools and technologies for architectural visualization, VFX and broadcast. Chaos Czech, a Chaos Group company, is headquartered in Prague.


About Chaos Group

Chaos Group is a worldwide leader in computer graphics technology, helping artists and designers create photorealistic imagery and animation for architecture, design, and visual effects. Chaos Group’s award-winning physically-based rendering and simulation software is used daily by top design studios, architectural firms, advertising agencies, and visual effects companies around the globe. Today, the company’s research and development in ray-traced rendering, cloud computing, and real-time ray tracing are shaping the future of creative storytelling and digital design. Founded in 1997, Chaos Group is privately owned with offices in Sofia, Los Angeles, Prague, Seoul, and Tokyo. For more information, visit

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