How to set up HDRI environment in Corona for C4D?

To use a custom HDR image as environment in your scene (for direct visibility and lighting):

  • Add a Sky object (Create > Environment > Sky):

  • Create a Corona Light material (Material editor > Corona > Light Material):

  • Load the HDRI of your choice as the texture of the Corona Light material:

  • Apply the Corona Light material to the Sky object:

  • To make the environment visible only to specific ray types (direct visibility, GI, reflections, refraction), you can add Corona Compositing tag to the Sky object (Tags > Corona Tags > Corona Compositing):