This chapter will show you how to create materials and render your scene using the Autodesk® mental ray® renderer.
In this chapter, you'll learn to
- Navigate the mental ray renderer
- Navigate the Final Gather parameters
- Navigate mental ray materials
- Use photometric lights with mental ray
- Use the Daylight System
Navigating the 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 occurs when light bounces from one object in a scene onto another object. In addition, incandescence or self-illumination from one object can ...