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mental ray Rendering Tips for Maya

by Kyle Green

In this course, we will learn various mental ray rendering tips to create higher quality renders quicker. Software required: Maya 2009 and up.

What you'll learn

In this course, we will learn various mental ray rendering tips to create higher quality renders quicker. We will discuss a variety of tools and workflows to help improve speed and stability when attempting to render heavy, resource-intensive scenes within mental ray. We will explore several methods for conserving system resources, such as using the command-line to render your scenes outside of Maya, using mental ray render proxies to minimize the amount of memory consumed by your scene files, how to render high resolution images into separate smaller tiles, as well as several other workflows for improving performance and stability within mental ray. Using these workflows, we will be able to dedicate more of our system resources to the rendering of our scene files, and significantly reduce the frequency of any crashing we may experience. Software required: Maya 2009 and up.

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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