Join Brian Bradley for an in-depth discussion in this video IBL (Dome Light), part of Learning mental ray in 3ds Max.
…At first glance it would be possible for…users to think that the IBL skylight mode added to mental ray and…3DS Max in 2014, wasn't really a new or different feature at all.…Simply because rendering in Mental Ray whilst making use of a sky light,…and HDR image is something that has been possible in 3DS Max for the longest time.…Well, first glances can be, and indeed often times are, somewhat misleading.…In fact, this particular feature addition was significant enough that it.…
Instantly became a part of the default way that 3DS Max and…Mental Ray operate at render time.…To get an idea of what Mental Ray Skylight IBL mode brings to the table,…it would probably be a good idea to set up a render.…In the old fashion way that is using final gather to generate a skylight effect and…then compare the results to a subsequent IBL render.…We're going to do this in a scene that presents quite a challenge for…the skylight as it has very enclosed spaces with…only limited exposure to the surrounding environment.…To get started then,…
- 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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