Photorealism in Archviz with Corona

Join us to master Corona Renderer and become a Certified Instructor

The creation of 3D photorealistic images is nowadays a frequent request from Clients. By combining SOA experience, gained in over 10 years of production, and the use of Corona Renderer, we developed a course that will let you achieve incredible results quickly and easily.

A Corona course
like no others

The course focuses on a real production workflow in which Corona Renderer is the tool used to make your ideas real. Thanks to the software’s ease of use, the course is made up of different workshops ranging from the creation of different lighting scenarios to the construction of a library with PBR materials up to the production of images for your portfolio.

A Corona course
like no others.

The course focuses on a real production workflow in which Corona Renderer is the tool used to make your ideas real. Thanks to the software’s ease of use, the course is made up of different workshops ranging from the creation of different lighting scenarios to the construction of a library with PBR materials up to the production of images for your portfolio.

Schedule

Contents

Photorealism in ArchViz with Corona Renderer

Improved Corona Academy courseware

Thanks to the collaboration with Render Legion, creators of Corona Renderer, we developed and enriched the teaching from Corona Academy with topics from our experience gained in production. In this way, the course will not only explain all the features of the render engine, but also their application in some real scenarios.
An in-depth knowledge on the software together with some practice in use will allow you to achieve the results you have always dreamt of.

Photorealism in ArchViz with Corona Renderer

Painting with lights

Light is one of the main aspects for the creation of a good 3D image. In the course you will see different case studies both simple and complex and will also work with artificial lights. You will analyse and work on specific aspects to become aware of the software potentiality and to solve issues that you might be find with lighting in Corona. All this will let you get photorealistic outcomes and optimize the rendering times.

Photorealism in ArchViz with Corona Renderer

Realistic Materials

You will be able to create every type of material (simple or complex), design and reproduce high resolution textures, understand how materials work in real life and recreate them with Corona Renderer. The result of this kind of approach will be effective shaders which will work well in all light conditions and you will create a material library that will be useful every time you need to render.

2 Years of Corona Renderer license
included

At the end of our training at SOA Academy, thanks to the partnership with Render Legion, you will get a Corona Renderer license for two years.
A big opportunity to get in touch with the developers of the render engine and to give them feedbacks or get assistance with bugs.
 

Photorealism in ArchViz with Corona Renderer

How to avoid problems

It is essential to start learning a rendering engine from the basics as this will let you become more flexible in all your production. Thanks to a regular contact with the software developers and to the experience of our tutors, you will learn all secrets behind one of the most powerful rendering engines in the market. You will learn how to face typical issues that frequently occur in production so that you will develop a steady workflow to be efficient with the software.

Photorealism in ArchViz with Corona Renderer

How to avoid problems

It is essential to start learning a rendering engine from the basics as this will let you become more flexible in all your production. Thanks to a regular contact with the software developers and to the experience of our tutors, you will learn all secrets behind one of the most powerful rendering engines in the market. You will learn how to face typical issues that frequently occur in production so that you will develop a steady workflow to be efficient with the software.

Photorealism in ArchViz with Corona Renderer

Advanced atmospheric FXs

Trasform your 3D environments with volumetric effects. You’ll learn to change the look of your images by using unusual atmospheres thanks to the power and flexibility of Corona Renderer.

Photorealism in ArchViz with Corona Renderer

Schedule

DAY #1

Improved Corona Academy Courseware
(Part #1)

Technical introduction to the rendering engine and practical exercises.

  • Corona Philosophy
  • Interface
  • Raytracing
  • Natural lighting with Daylight system
  • Corona Camera
  • VFB

DAY #2

Improved Corona Academy Courseware
(Part #2)

Technical and artistic approach to lighting. Technical problem solving.

  • Image based lighting
  • Artificial lighting
  • Volumetric and atmospheric effects
  • Render elements
  • Distributed render
  • Problem solving

DAY #3

Title

  • PBR Theory
  • How to achieve technically correct shaders
  • How to replicate real world materials using phisical examples
  • Layered Advanced Materials
  • Smart textures

Exercises

Workshop on Shaders (Part #1)

DAY #4

Workshop on Shaders (Part #2)

Other contents

  • Corona Scatter
  • Corona Cutter
  • How to produce stereoscopic images for VR

DAY #5

Workshop on Lake Lugano House

Images review Session

Q&A Session

Issue of Certificates

 

Corona Scatter

Create and manage the scattering of your geometries without using third-party software.
Corona Scatter is already included in Corona Renderer and its ease of use will help you create your natural landscape or the scattering of objects within a scene in just few simple clicks.
An incredible tool optimized for Corona Renderer. You will be impressed by its effectiveness and speed.

Next Courses

(ENG) Corona Renderer for ArchViz #8
Nov 04, 2019 - Nov 08, 2019
Seats left: 12

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Next Courses

(ENG) Corona Renderer for ArchViz #8
Nov 04, 2019 - Nov 08, 2019
Seats left: 12

ENROLL NOW!

Course Details

Course Title

Photorealism in Archviz with Corona Renderer

Software used

Autodesk 3dsMax / Corona Renderer.

Requirements

Base knowledge of Autodesk 3dsMax.

Available seats

12 seats.

Course Length

~ 40 hours.

Bonus contents

  • 2 Years Corona Renderer Licence by Render Legion
  • Access to an eletronic version of educational material
  • 2 Full Architectural projects
  • 3D Assets from SOA
  • 3D files for Exercices
  • SOA Academy T-shirt / Notebook / Pen

Certification

Corona Certified Instructor Certificate
SOA Attendance Certificate

Price

€ 1.350 + 22% VAT (+ € 50,00 admin fee).

Testimonials

The course certified on Corona Renderer is in my opinion really good. It’s an intense e immersive experience and at the end you become so familiar with the software that you can use it in a very professional way. The course is excellent in terms of facilities, program and teachers.

Damiano / Corona Class #1

The course on Corona was far beyond my expectations.
Experienced teachers always available to give advice even on topics not related to the course.

Gianpietro / Corona Class #4

I had just entered the world of ArchViz and decided to attend the Corona Renderer course: I couldn’t make a better choice. The course is advanced and intense (just one week). It is well-structured to let you understand all functions of the software, step by step. Giona, supervisor of the course, was really professional, experienced and available to solve any doubt.

Nicolò / Corona Class #4
Courses

FAQ

Here are some questions related to our courses and facilities that SoA Academy students frequently ask. If you can’t find an answer to your doubts, send us an email and we’ll give you a reply soon. There are no silly questions but only clever answers.

NOVICE

Novice courses are for artists who are moving the first steps in the Architectural Visualisation field and need the basic knowledge to start from scratch. If you want to start learning without losing further time, these are the courses for you. 

ADVANCED

The Advanced Courses are for artists who have some kind of experience in the 3D world and they want to improve their productivity and skills on specific areas. If you want to reach the top in a short time, these are the courses for you.

WORKSHOP

The workshop are advanced courses meant for artists who have experience and want to prove themselves through a set of practical exercises. Space to practice with the advise of the teachers.

MASTERCLASSES

Masterclasses are the most complete courses at Academy and are meant for artists who want to learn an efficient workflow to create images and architectural videos. From 10 to 100 in few weeks.

COURSES

How can I know which is the course that most suits me?

The choice of the course depends on you, your skills, your interest and the time you have at your disposal. For example, if you don’t have much time and want to develop specific topics, look at our Advanced courses (the ArchViz is the best if you want to improve lighting and rendering, the Post-production is the best choice if you want to work with photoshop). Anyway, we remind you that the Masterclass is the most complete course we offer because it covers important topics in the Architectural Visualization.

I’ve chosen the best course for me, what do I have to do now? How can I apply?

Go to the “calendar” page in our website, click on the course you want to apply and fill the form. As soon as we receive your request, we’ll send you an email with the instructions for the payment and the contract to complete your registration. Once you’ve made the payment, send us a receipt of the bank transfer and the contract signed. This is the only way to book a seat.

How long does the Masterclass last? What is the timetable?

The Masterclass lasts some weeks (2 or 4) from Monday to Friday with the following timetable: from 9 am to 1 pm / from 2.30 pm to 7 pm.

How long do the Advanced courses last? What is the timetable?

The Advance courses last 5 days from Monday to Friday with the following timetable: from 9 am to 1 pm / from 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm.

In your website I see that all the Masterclasses are fully booked, do you have a waiting list? How can I subscribe it?

Yes, we do have a waiting list for each course. If you want to be added in a waiting list, send us an email. Attention: the name listing doesn’t grant a seat in the course.

Where do the courses take place?

All courses take place in our Academy in Via Monte Popera 4/6 in San Donà di Piave (a city close to Venice – Italy).

Do you offer any online courses?

No, we don’t. The Academy team likes being in contact with the students to instantly solve any kind of problem that might arise. We also think that a face-to-face course is the best way to establish a good relationship with the guys who, in the end, become part of the Academy family. This is the reason why, we don’t have any online courses.

What is the language of the courses?

Some courses are in English and some in Italian. Next to each course listed in the “calendar” webpage, you’ll find the abbreviations ITA or ENG to specify the language used in that course.

How deeply do I need to know English? Do I need Italian?

The English level used doesn’t require a deep knowledge of the language. The software interfaces are in English and the terms are strictly related to the Architectural Visualization field. Although the teachers are Italian, you don’t need to know Italian to attend a course (unless it is an Italian one).

After the courses, do you organize any internships?

No, we don’t. Anyway, we are often asked by Italian and worldwide Companies for talented Artists to insert in their Studios. We always pass these offers on to our (ex) students and if they’re interested, they can contact the Studios directly.

Can a course be cancelled?

Yes, it can. If we don’t reach the minimum number of registrations necessary to make the course start (4/5 people), the course might be cancelled. The people who have already registered will be contacted and they will be able to choose among other options.

How much do the courses cost?

Please, look at the “course” page in our website to get the costs (link alla pagina corsi). VAT is not included in the prices listed (+ 22%).

After the classes and in the weekends will we have homework?

No, you’ll have the time during the classes to exercise, so you won’t have any homework after the classes or in the weekends.

What do I need to take for the course?

Academy will provide all the materials necessary to attend the courses: notepad, pencil, pen, workstation with the relevant softwares, graphic tablet, keyboard and mouse. We suggest you to take a hard disk with you to save the files you’ve been working on in the course.

Do I need my laptop?

No, you don’t. During the course, you’ll use our workstations. Anyway, if you want to exercise in the night hours after class, take it with you!