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mental ray Tips and Tricks

by Kyle Green

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).

What you'll learn

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

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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