Join Brian Bradley for an in-depth discussion in this video Controlling the mental ray sky, part of Learning mental ray in 3ds Max.
…Although we would tend to think of the sun in a daytime lighting setup as the key or…dominant light element, it is in fact the sky part of the equation in a Mental Ray…daylight system, that has the greater portion of controls available to it.…These can be found on both the mental ray sky light object itself,…as well as on the Mental Ray physical sky environment map,…that we will take a look at in our next video.…If I just elect the daylight assembly in the scene here and…then come over to the Modify tab, you can see if I just close up some of…the rollouts, the Mental Ray Sky options that are available.…
As with the Mental Ray Sun,…the first option we have is a simple on/off switch that can again be extremely…useful when it comes to the initial setup phase of a lighting solution.…The ground color option is a sometimes overlooked aspect of the daylight system,…even though it does in fact play a part in the casting of light into a scene.…To show how it works, let's come across to our layer manager, and…hide the ground geometry.…
- Setting mental ray as the render engine
- Working with ActiveShade mode
- Using Nvidia's imf_display tool
- Creating a daylight system
- Controlling the mental ray sun and sky
- Using Final Gather and photons, both individually and together
- Working with diffuse, reflective, translucent, and other materials
- Controlling render quality with image sampling
- Working with displacement mapping
- Using proxies
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. mental ray Workflow
2. Lighting Tools
3. Global Illumination (GI)
4. mental ray Materials
5. Quality Control with Image Sampling
6. Render FX Tools
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