Maya Video-Tutorials - Gnomon Mental Ray 3 DVD Collection 1280x720 | 12 hrs | 4.52 GB | MP4 Genre: eLearning
1. Mental Ray: Fundamentals
In this DVD, Matt Hartle focuses on teaching the fundamental aspects of the Mental Ray renderer, including memory and performance, sampling, image output, motion blur, displacement and depth of field. By understanding the technical implementation of these different aspects of the Mental Ray renderer, you will be able to dramatically increase the speed and efficiency of your renders to produce production level results.
Topics covered: -Intro to Mental Ray Interface -Memory and Performance (BSP) -Raytracing -Sampling and Contrast Threshold -Translation Output -Frame Buffer -Diagnostics -Motion Blur -Depth of Field -Displacement -Approximation Editor
In the second DVD of this series, Matt Hartle focuses on lighting, shaders, and High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) within Mental Ray for Maya. Mental Ray supports most of Maya's features, in addition to many others. This DVD shows you how to get the best use of Mental Ray to render fluids, particles, fur, geometry based paint effects, blurry reflections and refractions, area lights, contour rendering, and High Dynamic Range images.
Chapters: 01: Introduction 02: Shadows 03: Volumetric Shadows 04: Fur 05: Area Lights 06: Command-Line Image Conversion 07: Blurry Reflections and Refractions 08: Contour Shader 09: High Dynamic Range Images 10: BONUS - Subsurface Scattering: Fast Simple 11: BONUS - Subsurface Scattering: Physical
3. Mental Ray: Global Illumination
In the third disk of this series, Matt Hartle focuses on Mental Ray's special rendering features, including global illumination, caustics, final gathering, and image-based lighting. Using multiple examples for each topic, this DVD teaches you efficient ways of using tools, examining numerous ways to recognize and eliminate artifacts.
Topics covered: -Global Illumination -Caustics -Final Gather -Image Based Lighting
Chapters: 01: Global Illumination 02: Caustics 03: Final Gather 04: Final Gather and Global Illumination 05: Image Based Lighting
Maya Video-Tutorials - Gnomon Mental Ray 3 DVD Collection