Tutorial: Getting Started with Caustics in Corona Renderer for 3ds Max
Learn how to get started with the new Fast Caustics Solver, introduced in Corona Renderer 4!
00:00 – Introduction
00:55 – What are caustics, in reality?
01:35 – Some real world examples
01:53 – Setting up the ideal scene for caustics
02:32 – Enabling the Caustics Solver for reflective caustics
03:04 – Enabling refractive caustics (done per material)
03:18 – Enabling dispersion
03:54 – Optimizing for performance (enabling caustics only for certain lights)
04:36 – Optimizing for performance (disabling caustics from the environment lighting)
05:33 – Controlling caustics in post (the Caustics render element, and the “Only in caustics element” checkbox)
06:09 – Caustics in animations (works correctly with motion blur)
06:38 – Remember to use references from the real world to guide expectations