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Rendering with mental ray and 3ds Max, 2nd Edition by Ted Boardman, Joep van der Steen

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4.2 Arch & Design material

Arch & Design mental ray material provides you with a balance of ease of use and flexibility. There are templates that automatically adjust parameters for many of the commonly used real-world materials and provide you with an excellent starting point for making your scenes convincing. But Arch & Design materials also have many of the controls exposed that, when you become comfortable with editing materials, will allow you to fine-tune parameters to satisfy your clients’ needs.

Arch & Design (and ProMaterials) materials are designed to be physically correct and energy conserving. It’s not that your heating bills will be any lower by using mental ray materials, but the energy conservation aspect means that the materials ...

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