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Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 Essentials by Randi L. Derakhshani, Dariush Derakhshani

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Chapter 16

mental ray and HDRI

This chapter will show you how to render your scene using Autodesk® 3ds Max® software’s Scanline Renderer and how to create reflections and refractions using raytracing. In addition, this chapter will introduce you to the popular mental ray Renderer and HDRI lighting workflow.

Topics in this chapter include the following:

  • mental ray Renderer
  • Final Gather with mental ray
  • HDRI

mental ray Renderer

mental ray is a popular general-purpose renderer that has fantastic capabilities. One of mental ray’s strengths is its ability to generate physically accurate lighting simulations based on indirect lighting principles. Indirect lighting is when light bounces from one object in a scene onto another object. In addition, incandescence ...

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