Corona Renderer Alpha7 Released!

This week starts with a new Corona Renderer Alpha – v7. After just 3 months of development, this version adds support for 3ds max 2015, Shadow Catcher material for compositing, new proxy format, improved viewport display, Particle Flow, and more. While this version being still free, Corona is aiming at a commercial release for 3ds max later this year, with a full set of features for architectural visualization. There are also plugins for Maya and Cinema 4D in development, and an exporter for Blender.

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RailClone2.2 by iToo Software Released

iToo Software has released version 2.2 of RailClone, their popular parametric modelling tool for 3dsmax. This version opens the software to a new wide range of applications, thanks to an extended style library including new groups like wooden fences, flooring, shelving and animatable escalators. RailClone 2.2. also features all new operators, improved UVW mapping, count mode for generators (which I’m already putting to good use on a tower facade project), V-Ray 3 and Thea Render compatibility plus many other changes and fixes.

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