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CT3320

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where are the corona materials?
« on: October 18, 2017, 07:17:40 PM »
Hi,
I have 5.3 FPP installed and in materials dropdown menu i only have 4 options, automatic, standard, MentalRay and Vray, i need corona mats, I only installed Corona after i installed FPP, do i need to reinstall to latest upgrade or use vray mats and run conversion script (corona's tool)
Thanks
Tom

** update**
seems the HQPLANTS that also installed did not have corona mats, corona mats appearing on other library items :-)
« Last Edit: October 18, 2017, 08:10:50 PM by CT3320 »

Michal Karmazín

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Re: where are the corona materials?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2017, 11:36:25 AM »
Hi Tom,

It sounds like, you're referring to the 2D part of the Forest Library. Actually, for 2D billboards there are just versions for Standard, V-Ray or Mental Ray materials available. As for proper use of 2D billboards the Forest Material should be used, but in case of Corona Renderer this is not supported, there is no material library for these. There are only few features, that are not full supported on this render engine (please feel free to check the Feature Compatibility table in our on-line reference documentation.

Anyway, if you decide to give it a try in Corona, please use the Standard option - you can find it on the bottom of the Library Browser window (please see attached screen-shot). You should reassign just the Standard material without Forest Material.

Hope that helps.

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Michal Karmazín

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Re: where are the corona materials?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2017, 01:35:15 PM »
Hi,

Let me add, that in case of HQ / HD series (done by 3D Mentor), the material support of these models vary a bit - older versions come with V-Ray and mental ray materials, in newer packages there are also Corona and in some FStorm materials included.

Best regards,