Join Brian Bradley for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Learning mental ray in 3ds Max.
If you are a premium member of the Lynda.com online training library, you have access to the exercise files that will be used throughout the duration of this training title. These files can be found in the Exercise Files folder, which I've placed, as you can see here, on my desktop. You can, of course, store and access this folder from wherever you like. There are files for most of the movies in the course, and they reside inside the 3DS Max project folder using scene sub folders that have been named according to the chapters they relate to.
It isn't required that you use these particular files in order to follow along with, and benefit from, this course. You can use files containing your own work if you would prefer. Of course, if you are a monthly or annual subscriber to Lynda.com, you won't have access to the exercise files, but that same option of following along using scene files containing your own work is very much open to you.
- 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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