Keep up-to-date with Free tutorials!!

 

Sign up to our twice-monthly newsletter today for the latest tutorials, interviews and product information.

Sign me up to receive third-party emails from 3dtotal's partners, too!

- Latest news
- Exclusive Shop Offers
- Preview early content
- Plus much more

 

Not Ready to take that step? OK, Why not just Subscribe to the RSS Feed

 
submit tutorial
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Lighting with Mental Ray

| Your Rating:
rating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star half
(12 Votes)
| 126572 Views
| 1 Comments
| Comments 1
Date Added: 9th December 2009
Software used:
Keywords:

Both of these two objects are really useful. It is your choice which one to use for your renderings. Create a teapot on the environment-object (in the room) and create a simple skylight. Remember that the illumination direction of the skylight can't be changed, i will ALWAYS come from the top (image 5).

484_tid_5.jpg
Fig. 06

For now you can leave the standard multiplier value=1. To be able to render correctly with a skylight you must enable final gather in Mental Ray (without final gather the skylight will not work).

484_tid_6.jpg
Fig. 07


For the first test rendering put a low number like 40 in the Final Gather Samples slot (in Max 9 you must use the Rays per FG point slot). Make now a test rendering. You should have the same result like in the image below.

Tip for test render: a smaller render size will allow you to have a shorter render time.

484_tid_7.jpg
Fig. 08





< previous page continued on next page >
 
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Related Tutorials

Art Fundamentals - Chapter 1

by Ioan Dumitrescu
published on 2014-06-10

Keywords: fundamentals, composition, beginner,

Go to tutorial
rating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star half (24)
Comments 2 Views 52165

New and Exciting Features of V-Ray 3.0 - V-Ray render elements & After Effects

by Paul Hatton
published on 2015-07-21

Keywords: 3ds Max, V-Ray, Render Elements

Go to tutorial
rating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star half (2)
Comments 1 Views 18889

Render effects scripts

by Olivier Archer
published on 2009-12-09

Keywords: render, effect, script, teapot,

Go to tutorial
rating star nonerating star nonerating star nonerating star nonerating star none (0)
Comments 0 Views 33003

Faking HDRI

by Radoslav Zilinsky
published on 2009-06-16

Keywords: teapot, lighting, hdri,

Go to tutorial
rating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star none (2)
Comments 0 Views 7756
Readers Comments (Newest on Top)
avatar
Tai on Fri, 14 September 2012 1:23pm
Thank you for a very detailed tutorial! I'm a design student myself and did have CAD course in my university but they are not as good as your tutorials!
Add Your Comment