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Lesson 21mental ray

In this lesson, you will be learning about a Tenderer called mental ray®, mental ray is an alternative to the traditional scanline Tenderer that you’ve been using generally in this book. mental ray is different in many ways but mostly, it’s a general-purpose Tenderer that can generate physically correct simulations of lighting effects, including ray-traced reflections and refractions, caustics, and global illumination. You can use it to create realistic images faster and more easily than trying to simulate a lighting environment “by hand.”

In this lesson, you will learn the following:

How to switch the Tenderer from scanline ...

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