Proven techniques for using mental ray effectively
If you're a busy artist seeking high-end results for your 3D, design, or architecture renders using mental ray, this is the perfect book for you. It distills the highly technical nature of rendering into easy-to-follow steps and tutorials that you can apply immediately to your own projects. The book uses 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design to show the integration with mental ray, but users of any 3D or CAD software can learn valuable techniques for incorporating mental ray into their pipelines.
Learn effective mental ray techniques with this great guide, then keep this practical book at your workstation for reference while you work!
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Reduce render times and improve your results
Doing a final render for a new product presentation? Trying to finish a rush job without sacrificing quality? If you're a busy artist seeking high-end results for your game, film, product, architecture, or graphic designs using mental ray, Mastering mental ray is exactly the resource you need.
This focused book distills the highly technical nature of mental ray rendering into easy-to-follow steps and tutorials that you can apply immediately to your own projects. Learn valuable techniques for incorporating mental ray into your pipelines—regardless of which 3D animation or CAD software you use—and produce compelling results.
See how to control and balance lighting with mental ray
Manage maps and materials to reduce memory usage and speed up render times
Queue jobs efficiently, using the Batch Render or Backburner render tools
Master key settings of Final Gather and improve your render quality and speed
Use the advanced global illumination, caustics, photons, and irradiance particles to create indirect illumination
Find instructions and scene files for 3ds Max® and 3ds Max Design 2010 and 2011
The DVD includes all project files from the book's tutorials, as well as bonus material from Dosch Design and Spheron VR.
Jennifer O'Connor is an accomplished visual design artist, instructor, speaker, and expert on mental ray and 3ds Max. She is the founder and President of 4D Artists Inc., a 3D rendering and animation company. She is an Adjunct Professor of 3D Rendering, Animation, and Architectural Illustration at the College of Lake County, Illinois. Jennifer has been working with CAD software since 1985 and 3D software since 1992, on projects ranging from museum animations and tropical islands to product visualization.
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