tips for rendering maya fur with mentalray

david | mentalray,rendering,tutorials | Sunday, June 29th, 2008

I've been working on a project involving the use of maya fur. It's the first time I have rendered fur using the mentalray renderer, so there was much to learn. One of the difficulties I encountered was dealing with the illumination of near-white colored fur (like a polar bear). In the past, using maya's native software renderer, I would have added fur shadowing attributes to my lights to allow me to control and balance the amount of illumination on the fur, but these attributes are not supported by mentalray so I had to find another way.

In this post I show an approach to rendering near-white colored maya fur with mentalray.

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disruption

david | Uncategorized | Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Someone figured out how to embed hundreds of hidden links in my code so until I fugure out how to prevent it comments and ping-backs will be disabled. If you want to contact me you can find my email address in the djRivet.mel script at highend3d. How boring.

update 14 June 2008: I've upgraded wordpress and am in the process of cleaning the gunk from the database so things should be back to normal in a day or two.

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