Join Brian Bradley for an in-depth discussion in this video Depth of field, part of Learning mental ray in 3ds Max.
…When it comes to adding a photographic depth of field effect to our renders,…there are in fact a number of options available to us whilst working with…the Mental Ray engine in 3ds Max.…In this video, we will focus on the controls available for creating genuine,…in scene depth of field whilst using a 3ds Max camera, as well as the option found in…the render setup dialog, designed for use with perspective view ports only.…As we already have a dedicated depth of field camera positioned in this scene,…let's look first of all at using the camera controls.…In order to make certain that we are viewing the scene correctly then,…let's click on the POV viewpoint label, and from the cameras fly out,…choose the CAM_DOF option.…
In fact, we can also from the POV menu using Select Camera option and then jump…over to the modify tab and take a look at the depth of field controls available.…Here, in the multi-pass controls drop down, we see that the 3ds…Max camera has a Mental Ray specific multi-pass depth of field option.…
- 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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3ds Max 2015 Essential Trainingwith Aaron F. Ross10h 43m Beginner
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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