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Introducing Maya® 2011 by Dariush Derakhshani

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mental ray Physical Sun and Sky

Figure 10-39: Enable mental ray rendering in Render Settings.

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An impressive function in mental ray for Maya has been the implementation of a Physical Sun and Sky lighting methodology. In this method, mental ray for Maya creates nodes in your scene to simulate an open-air sunlight effect for your scene lighting. It’s a quick way to create a nice-looking render. You’ll place the textured red wagon into an open scene and apply a Physical Sun and Sky (PSAS) in the following exercise.

You can use your own scene with the textured red wagon from Chapter 6, or set your project to the RedWagon project and then load WagonSunlight_v01.ma ...

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