Join Brian Bradley for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a daylight system, part of Up and Running with mental ray in 3ds Max.
…Whilst not technically speaking an actual light type in 3DS Max, the Daylight System…is nevertheless a lighting tool that we cannot afford to overlook.…Especially so if our projects involve the need to render realistic looking indoor or…outdoor daylight environments of any sort.…The daylight system when rendering with Mental Ray can make use of…a number of 3ds Max light types in order to create a complete daylight simulation.…The system includes the ability to re-create geographically correct…positioning and movement of the sun.…
The available parameters give us control over location, date, time, and…compass orientation, as well as affording access to animatable latitude,…longitude, north direction, and orbital scale parameters.…All of which can be especially invaluable should we be required…to perform any kind of serious, light, and or shadow study analysis.…3DSMax Design of course, being the perfect tool for such work.…The usability of 3DS Max's daylight system, especially when…used in conjunction with Mental Ray goes way beyond its obvious application though.…
- 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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