Sunday, 23 May 2010

3d: A technical look at the rendering powers of mental ray 3.8 in 3ds Max 2011‏


I have recently contributed to an article for CG Society about 3ds Max 2011 and mental ray 3.8

Please have a good read and give me your critical observation.


Also, check my New Book: 3D Photorealistic Rendering: Interiors & Exteriors with V-Ray and 3ds Max


Finally, the image displayed in the article is based on the step by step tutorial series recently produced for 3D Total; I hope you also take a look at them.

The tutorials were tailored for Max 2010, using different techniques to achieve the same results.

The grey 3D Model was provided by the talented Viktor Fretyan.

Ta

Jamie



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9 comments:

  1. Where's the 3dtotal link?

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  2. Hi Elte,

    Simply click on the highlighted words (i.e. 3D Total; CG Society; Viktor Fretyan) to go to the respective websites.

    Regards,

    Jamie

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  3. I also cannot find it anywhare on 3dtotal. Your link leads to the 3dtotal main page.

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  4. Hi DarkDemos,

    The tutorials will be available for purchase in their 3D 3DCreative magazine web shop.

    Starting from June until October, with one part(i.e.chapter) per issue.

    Ta

    Jamie

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  5. ...DarkNemos!

    Apologies for misspelling your alias name.

    Ta

    Jamie

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  6. Hi Jamie,

    Where can I get the max files for your MR tutorial on 3DCreative? The download link in the magazine only provides fbx/obj files and some of the textures.

    Thanks,
    R

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  7. Hi There,

    There were initial problems with the original Max files; but it is all sorted out now!!

    Please contact Simon at simon@3dtotal.com ; to access the files.

    Regards

    Jamie

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  8. hi sir i am totally a new learner to mental ray
    and i use it in maya could u tell me that these effects also rendered in maya ?

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  9. Hi Varun,

    Thank you for your query here!

    Although the interface and few of the settings differ a little bit in Maya, it is still the same rendering engine (i.e. mental ray) with same unsurpassed capabilities.

    Regards

    Jamie

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