Introduction

mental ray within 3ds Max is a straightforward rendering choice for beginning users and also a powerful and sophisticated tool for serious artists and professionals. Its integration in a wide range of products means that users can use the knowledge gained in one application within many others. mental ray is mental ray no matter what the platform; however, the user interface will differ, as will the availability of certain features. In addition to being included in the 3ds Max product line, mental ray is included in Autodesk's AutoCAD, Inventor, and Revit products, and understanding how to efficiently use mental ray is of paramount importance to artists in many design fields. 3ds Max's close connections to these products and virtually ...

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