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Lighting with Mental Ray

By Mario Malagrino
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Date Added: 9th December 2009
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3ds Max, Photoshop, mental ray

This is how I normally render objects with no reflections. If you have an object with reflective material you need to do a few more steps. Let's see why (chrome and other materials are in another FDA tutorial). If you create an object made of chrome and you go to make a rendering you will have the result like in the image below

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Fig. 11

We can have a better result with a few more steps...Let's create two big boxes. like in the image below.

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Fig. 12


Create a white self-illuminated material and apply it to the boxes. If you make a rendering you will see a big difference between image 10 and 12

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(ID: 149609, pid: 0) Tai on Fri, 14 September 2012 1:23pm
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