mental ray Tips and Tricks

Learn an array of creative tips and tricks to rendering and time-saving mental ray techniques that can be used for Product Design, Film, Games, and Commercials. Software required: Maya 8 or higher (Maya 8.5 required for project files).
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 23, 2007
Duration
2h 17m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 23, 2007
Duration
2h 17m
Description

Contains 2 hours of project-based training - Perfect for intermediate artists maximizing time and creativity. Popular highlights include: Storing / Reusing Global Illumination Photon Maps; Storing / Reusing Final Gather Maps; BSP Diagnostics; mental ray Render Diagnostics; Render Layers; Layer Overrides; Custom MEL Scripts for Attribute Adjustment; Converting to .MAP format; Controlling Final Gather Light Intensity; Compositing Render Layers in External Applications; Depth Passes for Depth-of-Field Effects; Motion Vector Passes; Optimizing mental ray Memory Usage. Software required: Maya 8 or higher (Maya 8.5 required for project files).

About the author
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.

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