Corona installation process is very easy:
Download and run the installer.
Note: If you are using User Account Control (UAC), a security prompt will open – you will need to confirm that the installer can continue.
Carefully read the EULA and select “I accept the terms and conditions”. Then click “next”.
On the “Install Type” screen you can select:
Note 1: If you already have an older version of Corona installed on your system, this mode will show up as "Update" instead.
Note 2: When installing Corona 8 or newer, you may see this option grayed out and with a short explanation instructing to use the Custom installation mode instead.
For more information, see: Basic Information on Corona and the Chaos License Server
This mode installs Corona plugins for all software versions detected, plus the Corona Image Editor (GUI and Command Line versions) and the Corona Distributed Rendering server (3ds Max | C4D). This is recommended for most users. It is the fastest, fully automated installation type.
Manually choose features to install, and where to install them. This is an advanced installation method, allowing you to choose the specific items to be installed, and their locations. Useful, for example, when you have different 3ds Max versions installed and you want to install Corona for only one of them, or if you only want to install certain components (such as the DR Server, Licensing Server, Corona Standalone, or the Corona Image Editor).
This unpacks all the installer files into a specified directory. Useful for advanced users and debugging, for example when installing the plugins manually, or if there were some problems during the installation, e.g. if the installer could not find any host application, then you can unpack the files and copy them manually. For more information on the manual installation of Corona, see: How to install Corona manually?
- After successful installation, you should see the following message: “Chaos Corona was successfully installed on your computer”. Any errors will be marked with a red font.
- Before running 3ds Max, make sure that your computer is connected to the Internet.
- Activate Corona:
Note: If you encounter any problems with installation or activation, please contact us by submitting a support ticket.