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Mastering mental ray®: Rendering Techniques for 3D & CAD Professionals by Jennifer O'Connor

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Chapter 4. Rendering

Producing a rendering should be simply a matter of clicking the Render button and waiting for your beautiful image to complete. That day may not be too far off, but for the moment it is not always that easy! Getting a project rendered and out the door can sometimes be the most stressful part of the job particularly when the renderings are taking too long for you to meet a deadline. Understanding what the render options do for you will potentially help speed your renderings and also solve problems that you encounter. This chapter focuses on critical render settings, but it also focuses on the tools and render strategies that help you get the job done.

In this chapter, you will learn to

  • Strategize rendering scenes, including Batch ...

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