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Chaos Corona Online Course | Exterior Rendering Guide

A course by Adam Morgan, Architectural Director at Studio RBA.
An 8-part course that will take any rendering novice & enthusiast to pro level! Chaos Corona is the only rendering programme built for archviz from the ground up, making it arguably the best rendering tool out there. Here, you’ll learn how to create intricate landscapes with ease, populate its surface with detailed vegetation and position any project within your terrain. You’ll also master perfect texturing, lighting, volumetrics, decals, final render settings and much more!

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Approx. 4 hrs


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About this course

Dive into the world of architectural visualisation like never before with our Chaos Corona Online Course tailored specifically for exterior rendering. Recognised as the unparalleled choice for archviz, Chaos Corona has reshaped the way professionals and enthusiasts approach rendering. Taking you on an 8-part journey, our course promises to elevate your skills from beginner to pro. As the only rendering software constructed exclusively for archviz from inception, Chaos Corona stands unchallenged in its prowess. This course offers a deep understanding of how to craft sprawling terrains, embellish them with lifelike vegetation, and seamlessly embed any architectural project within this landscape.

The “Best Chaos Corona course” you’ve been searching for is right here. Get hands-on experience in achieving impeccable texturing, immersive lighting, precise volumetrics, and innovative decals. Our structured approach ensures that you grasp the nitty-gritty of final render settings, thereby guaranteeing optimum photorealism every single time.

Our “Chaos Corona training videos” stand out due to their clarity, comprehensive content, and application-driven methods. Whether you’re looking for an “Online Chaos Corona course” to study at your own pace or seeking a “Chaos Corona course near me” for a more localised approach, our offering caters to every need.

This isn’t just about learning. It’s about mastering. Conclude your journey with us by earning a coveted “Chaos Corona course with certificate”, an affirmation of your prowess and a great addition to your professional credentials.

Discover the secrets of exterior rendering with the industry’s most powerful tool. Enrol today, and let us guide you through the transformative world of Chaos Corona. Your architectural visions are waiting to come alive in the most spectacular way!

Download the software here; https://corona-renderer.com/

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Lesson 1 – Introduction & precedent (2:19). In the first lesson, we introduce you to the course, the precedent we’re going to replicate and a quick overview of the SketchUp model we’re going to use as our subject. A nice easy way into the lesson series to get you ready!

Lesson 2 –Landscape tools (13:12). We then dive into 3D Studio Max to create our landscape, in minutes! You’ll learn three methods; the first utilising the sculpting brushes, which can be used for completely bespoke solutions, the second is to bring in your own landscape maps using white to black tones and the final is the one we use for the rest of the series, which is an in-built map to automate the landscape and give us an instant, perfect terrain to sit our building within.

Lesson 3 – Importing the building (15:49). Using the correct settings to export and import your building is crucial to ensure a smooth transition from whatever modelling software you use. Here, we bring the building model in from SketchUp and we apply some simple, in-built textures to get us underway.

Lesson 4 – Cameras & lighting (18:12). An exciting point in the course as we take our first renders. You’ll learn to place cameras in two ways, one by dropping in a camera from the toolbar and the other is to create a camera from the viewport position. You’ll master the relevant settings within Corona cameras and then we move into dropping in a HDRI, with advanced settings to change the dynamics of the HDRI to perfectly suit your scene.

Lesson 5 – Texturing & populating the interior (01:04:33). Strangely, one key to successful exteriors is a convincing interior, so we use Chaos Cosmos to populate the interior of the building to give a realistic result when looking through the large glazed opening of the side elevation. You’ll then learn how to create high-end bespoke textures and we finalise the water texture for a more realistic, varied result.

Lesson 6 – Chaos Scatter (57:01). Probably the most exciting lesson within the course, as we populate our massive landscape full of trees, grass, rocks and more! The in-built library within Chaos Cosmos is all you need to create mega realistic landscapes. You’ll learn to make the most of the settings list within 3DS Max and also utilise the spline include/exclude to accurately avoid the water and make paths through the vegetation, with ease.

Lesson 7 – Finishing touches (15:38). Before we finalise render settings, we make some final tweaks to the colour grading of the shots within the frame buffer and enhance the overall mood of the scene by introducing Corona Volumetrics to the mix and a few other tweaks before we round the course off.

Lesson 8 – Final render settings & post-production (20:44). Chaos Corona boasts fewer settings than Vray, but there’s still some critical moves to make the most of your visuals, we cover all in the final lesson. We then jump into Adobe Photoshop to make the shots look more crisp and cinematic before saving them off, ready for distribution.

Why designers should use Chaos Corona.

For architects and designers, navigating the world of rendering can often feel like a challenging maze. Enter Chaos Corona: a game-changer, tailor-made explicitly for architectural visualization. It transcends the common rendering challenges, empowering professionals to focus on their artistic vision without getting bogged down by technical complexities. Unlike other software, its user-centric design makes achieving photorealism more intuitive than ever. Simplicity lies at its core; with a setup as straightforward as pressing “Render”, new users often find themselves proficient within a day and enamored by the next.

Moreover, its affordability ensures that top-tier visualization isn’t just the purview of elite firms, but accessible to a broader spectrum of enthusiasts. But what truly sets Chaos Corona apart is its integration within the acclaimed Chaos ecosystem. Users not only benefit from a standalone powerful renderer but are also supported by an array of award-winning Chaos tools, ensuring seamless compatibility and expansion of creative capabilities. In essence, Chaos Corona revolutionizes architectural rendering, making it an indispensable asset for contemporary designers.

Meet your tutor - Adam Morgan | Architectural Director | Studio RBA

Hi, I’m Adam. I am the founder and director of Studio RBA, a team of 8 architects and CGI artists in the city centre of Liverpool, UK. The office is experienced in a wide range of building types and procurement routes, successfully winning projects with contract values of up to £80 million. We work for a broad spectrum of public and private sector clients across the country. I have always had a passion for teaching aspiring and young architects. I offer support to emerging young architects through the RIBA mentoring programme and am also a visiting architectural critic and tutor for Liverpool John Moores University.

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