Coronator Archviz Training

A fully-equipped course that covers all critical aspects
needed to start your Archviz career



Experiment with various compositions, lighting setups, different moods & tones to learn and explore in Art Direction role. Completing a personal assignment based on a real-life architecture project to build up one’s performance in photorealism.

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Personalized Training

Each course, various projects, different real-life situations as well as technique to handle them, we will be your companions on the journey of fulfilling your potential.

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With 2-year Corona Academy Certificate

10% discount on an annual Corona FairSaaS license

OUR Instructor

Get to know our world-class instructor

Two-time Architectural 3D Awards nominee
Dexter Nguyen (Nguyen Ba Dzung) is the founder of 4pixos - the studio known for maintaining the highest standards of architectural visualization.

His students are artists from more than 40 countries all over the world.
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Awards and nominations

Architectural 3D Awards*

2017 Nominee for FILM


2018 Nominee for FILM


*The CGarchitect Architectural 3D Awards are the largest and most prestigious awards event for the architectural visualization industry.


What you will learn from
this course

Coronator is designed to help every Archviz artist, both beginners and experienced ones, to push their renderings to the next level.

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Introduction to Corona Render
Introduction to Corona Render

Introduction to Corona Render

1. Introduction to Corona Render
2. How to convert from Vray scenes to Corona
3 Render in “photographic” way: Corona Camera/ Exposure/Tone Mapping Setup
4. Corona Interactive
5. DOF/Motion Blur: Explanation in Photography and how to setup in Corona Render
6. Homework

Recorded Module 1 | Composition & Lighting
Recorded Module 1 | Composition & Lighting


1. Composition in Architectural Photography
2. Understanding Digital Camera: F-number/ Shutterspeed
3. How to compose a Camera View
4. How to model from photos: Perspective Match
5. Homework

Lighting Theory Corona Sun & Corona Sky

1. Lighting Theory, Elements and Balance
2. Corona Sun +Corona Sky: How to setup
3. Practice
4. Homework


1. Lighting Setup with HDRI
2. Different Lights Source in Corona Renderer & How to use
3. Homework

Special Lighting Effects

1. Volumetric
2. Dappled Lights
3. Homework

Recorded Module 2 | Itoo
Recorded Module 2 | Itoo

Itoo Forest I

1. Introduction to Itoo Forest
2. Geometry
3. Distributrion Map
4. Transform
5. Area/ Falloff/ Paint Area
6. Surface/Camera/Tree Editor
7. Homework

Itoo Railclone

1. Introduction to Itoo Railclone
2. Segment
3. Geometry
4. Examples
5. Homework

Recorded Module 3 | Materials
Recorded Module 3 | Materials

Materials Overview

1. Introduction to Materials & What is the most important factors to realistic shader
2. Indepth explanation & How to setup correctly: Diffuse
3. Indepth explanation & How to setup correctly: Reflection
4. Indepth explanation & How to setup correctly: Bump/Displace
5. Homework

Mix/Composite/Corona Layered Mtl

1. Mix
2. Composite
3. Corona Layers Mtl
4. How to achieve realistic fresnel for Reflection and Glossiness using Corona Layers
5. Homework

Fabrics Mtl

1. Plain Fabrics
2. Silk
3. Velvet
4. Special Fabrics using Corona Layers/Displace
5. Homework

Metal Material

1. Chrome/ Steel/ Aluminum
2. Gold/ Cooper
3. Brushed Steel
4. Anisotropy
5. Homework

Corona AO

1. Concrete Materials
2. Corona AO How to setup
3. Examples using Corona AO: dirt effects worn edges old brass sculptures
4. Homework

Translucent Mtl

Translucent Mtl

Live Module
Live Module

Live Module

5 Live Sessions


What our students say

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The Coronator course has been one of the best experiences that I had! It's a great course with a high level of content, techniques and art concepts. The lessons have a great rhythm. I recommend the course at 100%. For me it's one of the best courses available online. I would take the course another time for sure!

Xavier Pérez - Coronator Online 12

Thank you Dzung for all the guidance & training. Did the course Oct 2016. I don't know what I would do without the course. Thank you. Look forward to future collaborations. We make! We Render! We Pray! We Re-render! We Composite! We Watch! We critique! We Love!

Alexander Darby - Coronator Online 02 - South Africa - Manager at Visoo

Deciding to come to Vietnam for the course was the best experience I have ever had. You had to put 100% of energy and passion in every work and during 10 days of the course, Mr. Dzung helped me to improve my skill with the latest update of knowledge. I have learned a lot, I hope that I will have a chance to come back 4pixos in the near future.


Massive Great Big thanks for the Amazing, Talented and MasterMind online Instructor - Mr. Dzung for this amazing course filled with valuable and applicable information. I appreciate all you have done. CHEERS Guys and see you around! 🎊🎉🎊🎉

Osama Ally - Coronator Online 04 - Egypt

I got lucky to meet Mr. Dzung, a very very dedicated man towards the training & in his professional life. You can learn a lot by his commitments.

World-class environment to improve your corona skills with all the latest technology & very very important knowledge. During the training program, I was allowed to focus on my project, and no side burdens no other commitments & that is what makes a significant big difference. A commitment needed if you want to learn something valuable & the best thing is knowing that when you get stuck somewhere in your practice, you immediately going to get the solution from the instructor.

Naresh Mistry - Work at Concepteurs Studio

This was a great course from start to finish. Building your own scene from the start really give you a sense of accomplishment through out the course.

The Live sessions to analysis your work in progress is really informative and give some direction on what to work on and improve.

Thank you 4Pixos for your time. I really enjoyed doing this course and learnt a lot. I also now have a great set of images I created that I can feel proud of.

Ben Eves - Coronator Online Full-Course - Owner of Eves Visualization

Day by day I try to improve my renders and compositing quality. As a student I have learned a lot from Mr. Dzung. After one and half year I am still trying to follow the lessons, main skill of this project.

Keyur Patel - Coronator Online 02 - India - Owner at Designozz Animation studio

The photographic approach in the course was simply amazing and helped me to learn a lot of new things. During my course, Mr. Dexter patiently cleared my doubts and shared some important tips to produce good quality renders. With his experience, you will learn different approaches to work on the project.

Special thanks to the people in 4pixos they were simply very sweet and supportive. Overall it's a very positive atmosphere to learn.

Kumaran Sathiyamoorthy - Coronator Onsite 04 - India - Former Project manager at Formative Studio

The course helped me to have strong confidence in how to approach any project. Though the course was very tough at first, I was curious about the entire process and wanted to give my best.

All my questions were answered patiently and the class interaction is very good. Mr. Dexter is very knowledgeable, friendly and provided a wealth of information that has helped me grow professionally. His way of approaching any project is amazing! 

In the end, seeing our output result as a print medium is something great and joyful. Priceless moment!

Thiyagu Arjunan - Coronator Onsite 04 - India - Worked at Rendersoft

The Coronator course has been one of the best experiences that I had! It's a great course with a high level of content, techniques and specially art concepts. The lessons have a great rhythm. I recommend the course at 100%. For me it's one of the best courses available online for corona and archviz, specially if you are starting 3d related career.

Xavier Perez - Coronator Online Full-Course

I am really happy with the outputs and improvement I have gained with the support I got through this course. I hope to learn more and more and improve more as there is no end to learning.

Aneez Abdul - Coronator Online 11- India - Former 3D Visual Artist at American Design Source

Enrollment options

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Coronator Onsite

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Work with the instructor directly during the course

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Certificate Test Prep

For Experienced User who wants to take Corona Academy Certificate without attending the full-course

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