Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Looking at the mental ray renderer settings, part of Maya 2013 Essential Training: 6 Lights and Rendering.
If you want super high quality rendering you're probably going to want to…render in mental ray, which is a much more sophisticated renderer than the Maya Software renderer.…If you doing anything that's photorealistic you'll probably be using mental ray.…So let's take a look at some of the mental ray render settings.…If you do choose to use mental ray you need to make sure that the plug-in is installed.…I've already installed it, but let me show you where we'd set this up.…
We go to Settings/Preferences > Plug-in Manager and then we scroll down to the…bottom here and we have Mayatomr and you will want to make sure that that's…loaded, and if you plan to use mental ray a lot, just go ahead and check Auto…load and that way mental ray will always load when you start Maya.…Now it does take a little bit of memory to load the plug-in, but if you're using…mental ray a lot, it's not that big of a deal.…
So now that we're sure that mental ray is loaded, let's go into our Render…Settings menu and let's set our renderer to mental ray, and when I do that notice…
- 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
Creating Textures and Shaders in Mayawith Eric Keller3h 30m Intermediate
Maya: Lighting and Rendering with mental raywith Eric Keller4h 56m Intermediate
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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