Mastering mental ray
Rendering Techniques for 3D and CAD Professionals
By Jennifer O'Connor
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: May 2010
Pages: 448

Reduce render times and improve your results

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
  • Use Global Illumination in difficult scenes
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