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

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Chapter 9. mental ray for Architecture

In this chapter, I focus on a number of tools and techniques related to producing renderings for the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. I cover the Autodesk Revit application and how geometry and materials come into 3ds Max Design, I provide an overview of the lighting analysis tools that can assist with LEED 8.1 certification for designs, and I cover a few techniques for nonphotorealistic renderings.

In this chapter, you will learn to

  • Use a Revit FBX file within 3ds Max/Design

  • Create light meters and a lighting analysis image overlay

  • Create nonphotorealistic renderings

Using Revit Architecture Models in 3ds Max/Design

Of course, the first thing you need to do before being able to use a ...

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