Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating reflections and refractions, part of Maya 2013 Essential Training: 6 Lights and Rendering.
Now let's go ahead and go a little bit deeper into the mental ray renderer,…which is probably the renderer you use the most when using Maya, because it has…a lot more features.…We're going to start off with reflections and refractions.…Those are created by default in the mental ray renderer.…Let me show you how this works.…First off, we need to go into our Render Settings window and make sure we have…mental ray turned on as the renderer.…Now under Features, we have Primary Renderer and do we want to use it as the…Raytracing which is the default or the Scanline which is actually faster, but it…doesn't do ray tracing.…
So if we turn it to the Scanline Renderer and turn off the Secondary Effect of…Raytracing, when we do a quick render here, you'll see that I'm getting…transparency, but no reflections or refractions.…That's the result of ray tracing.…So if I turn on the Raytracing part of the renderer and make sure my Secondary…Effects are on, then I can actually start to see reflections and refractions.…
- Adjusting the Render Settings menu
- Adding depth map and raytrace shadows
- Understanding the principle of light decay
- Creating cameras
- Using Motion Blur in Maya and mental ray
- Using Final Gather for natural illumination
- Rendering transparent materials with caustics
- Batching rendering
Skill Level Beginner
1. Maya Rendering
2. Lights and Lighting Types in Maya
3. Understanding Cameras
4. Advanced Rendering with mental ray
5. Final Output
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