Doing a final render for a new product presentation? Trying tofinish a rush job without sacrificing quality? If you're a busyartist seeking high-end results for your game, film, product,architecture, or graphic designs using mental ray, Mastering mentalray is exactly the resource you need.
This focused book distills the highly technical nature of mentalray rendering into easy-to-follow steps and tutorials that you canapply immediately to your own projects. Learn valuable techniquesfor incorporating mental ray into your pipelines—regardlessof which 3D animation or CAD software you use—and producecompelling results.
See how to control and balance lighting with mental ray
Manage maps and materials to reduce memory usage and speed uprender times
Queue jobs efficiently, using the Batch Render or Backburnerrender tools
Master key settings of Final Gather and improve your renderquality and speed
Use the advanced global illumination, caustics, photons, andirradiance particles to create indirect illumination
Find instructions and scene files for 3ds Max® and 3ds MaxDesign 2010 and 2011
The DVD includes all project files from the book's tutorials, aswell as bonus material from Dosch Design and Spheron VR.
Learn about Indirect Illumination with IrradianceParticles