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Introducing Maya® 2011 by Dariush Derakhshani

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mental ray for Maya

Figure 11-31: Use the Plug-in Manager to load mental ray for Maya.

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You had some experience with mental ray rendering in the last chapter as you lighted using Physical Sun and Sky, which automatically used Final Gather to render. In this part of the chapter, we’ll discuss mental ray options to begin to scratch the surface of this incredibly powerful renderer.

First, if you haven’t done so already, be sure that mental ray is loaded. When you first start up, mental ray for Maya may not load because it’s considered a plug-in. Choose Window ⇒ Settings/Preferences ⇒ Plug-in Manager to open the Plug-in Manager, shown in Figure 11-31 ...

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