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Realistic Architectural Visualization with 3ds Max and mental ray, 2nd Edition by Jamie Cardoso, Roger Cusson

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Atrium Rendering

Chapter 1

Preparing Your Files

1.1 Introduction

In this book, you will not learn about modeling your architectural projects. This book is about the ins and outs of creating renderings using mental ray® in 3ds Max Design. In this chapter, you will see some things to look out for and some specific techniques that can be used in mental ray when preparing models for rendering.

Specifically, you will learn how to:

   Use the Units Setup dialog to properly set up units in a scene

   Work with System Units

   Configure Modifier Sets

   Create mr Proxy objects

1.2 Preparing the Units in the Scene

Before beginning on a new 3ds Max ...

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