Understanding mental ray's Approximation Editor


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Understanding mental ray's Approximation Editor

In this video we're going to talk about the MentalRay approximation editor. Now this is a very cool function in MentalRay, that allows you to render with a smooth results, without actually having to change the polygon complex of your physical model in model space. So the first thing we need to do, is go up to Windows, Settings and Preferences, Plug in manager. And right at the very bottom, make sure the Maya MentalRay option is selected on. Next, we're going to go up to render settings, switch to mental ray.

And under the common tab, I want to change my image format, to TIFF, and also I'm going to change, my presets down to a smaller value of 640. Under quality, for 2014 they've made it very simple now, and we're just going to leave the value at .25. So with those settings, let do a quick render, and you'll notice that it comes up with a hard edge. This is exactly what I would expect, because we haven't smoothed this model in anyway at this moment. So let's x out of that,...

Understanding mental ray's Approximation Editor
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Understanding mental ray's Approximation Editor provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Veejay Gahir as part of the Modeling an F1 Wheel in Maya

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3D + Animation CAD
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