LOS ANGELES — Chaos Group (chaosgroup.com) has acquired Prague-based Render Legion, the creator of the fast-growing Corona Renderer. With this acquisition, combined with its leading renderer V-Ray, Chaos Group now strengthens its position as a top provider of professional rendering software for the architectural visualization market.
Known for its ease of use, the Corona Renderer has become a popular choice for architectural visualization, building a loyal user base in just a few years. The Render Legion team, including its founders and developers, will join Chaos Group as they continue to develop Corona using additional support and resources provided through the deal.
“Our mission has always been to help all artists and designers visualize anything they can imagine,” says Peter Mitev, CEO of Chaos Group. “This is something we have in common with the Render Legion team. Now that we can share ideas and resources, we'll be able to address the needs of this growing market and develop the future of rendering faster than we ever could before.”
Chaos Group’s Academy Award-winning renderer, V-Ray will continue to be a core component of the company’s portfolio. Both V-Ray and Corona will benefit from joint collaborations, bringing complementary features and optimizations to each product.
“We were looking for a strategic partner who could help us grow and shared the same vision. Chaos Group was able to offer us important knowledge, resources and expertise that will help us achieve our goals,” says Ondřej Karlik, co-founder of Render Legion. “We believe that Corona and our other projects will be further developed with the greatest care and intention.”
The Render Legion acquisition is Chaos Group’s largest investment to date. It is the third investment in a visualization company in the last two years, including interactive presentation platform, CL3VER and virtual reality pioneer, Nurulize.