Join Brian Bradley for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating the caustic effect, part of Learning mental ray in 3ds Max.
…Although we have, in our previous exercise, run through some essential scene…setup, and enabled caustic generation, we have, if I just hit render here,…run into a bit of a problem in the shape of this Mental Ray warning message.…Telling us as it does, that we have neither caustic photon generators nor…caustic photon emitters in our scene.…This means, of course,…that we do have a bit of work to do before we can produce a caustic effect.…To work through all of the necessary steps, let's first of all click cancel to…exit our render, and then select the object that we want to serve as…a caustic generator in the scene, which in this case would be our glass butterfly.…As we need to gain access to the object's base properties, let's right click and…then select the Object Properties option from the quad menu.…If I click to enter the Mental Ray tab, we now gain access to behavior controls in…connection with three specific rendering operations.…These being final, gather, caustics, and…global illumination, and finally displacement.…
- 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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