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#289027
That's a great test render.
Probably try to reduce the opacity texture size for the chair mesh to get it to look more like a mesh.

Here's a couple of test renders I ran myself and I did side-to-side comparisons of the same views that I had previously rendered in the 3ds Max plugin of Corona.
The 3ds Max versions - which are obviously more polished and better materials and better IES lights - are at the bottom in each case and the ArchiCAD plugin versions - which were taken straight from the Frame Buffer interactive renderer after a some half-hour to hour and a half cooking in the background - are the ones on the top.

All in all not too bad for an alpha version of a plugin with most of the features still to be implemented.


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....and the second one. I liked this one much better even without the extra work on the materials and lights.
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#289028
Here's another side-to-side comparison of ArchiCAD Corona Plugin test render (VFB interactive image, ~20-30 mins) at the top to the original 3ds Max Corona plugin version at the bottom - but this time of an exterior view.

I obviously spent a bit more time on the original image with some post-processing in Photoshop to make the colors pop a bit more and do a bit more sharpening, and I had also spent more time on it on the materials which look far superior, whereas in ArchiCAD I did minimal adjustments (like with the glass and metal) but not as much time.

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.....this plugin has great potential.
The closest to a simple 'point-and-click' render engine I've ever worked with.
(Maxwell comes close, but the render times with that were absolute torture just to get a clean image.)
#289244
As the error message states your CPU in incompatible, what are your computer specs, you should add this to your profile
#289253
As the error message states your CPU in incompatible, what are your computer specs, you should add this to your profile

Oh yes, sorry, I forgot to write my computer specs:

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T, 2800 MHz (14 x 200)
Asus M4A89TD Pro/USB3 (AMD 890FX, AMD K10)
16384 Mb DDR3 (2x Samsung M378B5173QH0-CK0 4Gb + 2x Kingston 9905471-009.A00LF 4 Gb)
nVIDIA GeForce GTS 450