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Introduction to mental ray in XSI

by Kyle Green

Learn the fundamentals of mental ray and begin adding visual richness to your work with 3 hours of project-driven training. Ideal for beginner to intermediate users. Software required: XSI 5 Foundation.

What you'll learn

Popular highlights include: Global Illumination; Final Gathering; Photon Emission; Render Speed Optimization; HDR Lighting; Caustics; Subsurface Scattering; Realistic Skin Effects; Cartoon-style Rendering; Depth of Field; Render Map; Lighting and Shading Nodes; Render Tree. Software required: XSI 5 Foundation.

About the author

Kyle was one of the first authors for Digital-Tutors, now a Pluralsight company. and has been a part of the team for over 10 years. Kyle began his career in computer graphics education as a college instructor and worked as a Digital-Tutors rendering tutor and curriculum manager since 2002. Kyle has contributed to many of the most popular projects and helped the Digital-Tutors team win awards throughout the company's history. Kyle has had the honor of having his art exhibited at the New York ... more

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