Maya Tutorials

Clouds in Mental Ray Physical Sun and Sky

Clouds in Mental Ray Physical Sun and Sky tutorial

In this Maya and Mental Ray tutorial we are going to take a look at an effective and quite simple technique to achieve realistic clouds in Mental Ray Physical Sun and Sky inside Maya. Adding clouds can greatly increase the appeal of your renders. If you want to do realistic exterior renders in Maya and Mental Ray you can't miss this article!

TYPE: Free maya render tutorial
CATEGORY: Maya render, Mental Ray Render

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Maya Exterior render tutorial (Mental Ray)

Maya Exterior render tutorial for Mental Ray

Here we are going to see a very simple but effective technique to lit and render your exterior scenes using Maya and Mental Ray renderer. The Mental Ray built-in Sun and Sky system is one of the more powerful tool inside maya. Some people are tempted to think that it's something for noobs and starters... believe me it's not!

TYPE: Free maya render tutorial
CATEGORY: Maya exterior render, Mental Ray Exterior

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Maya Mental Ray Proxies tutorial

Maya Mental Ray Proxies tutorial

Maya integrates one of the most important Mental Ray feature, that can make you render billions of polygons. It's an easy and very effective way to populate your Maya and Mental Ray scenes with thousands of objects like plants and trees without overload your system. Your CPU, your RAM and your girlfriend will thank you because of the time you can save with this trick!

TYPE: Free maya tutorial
CATEGORY: Render Maya tutorial, render Mental Ray tutorial

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Realistic Bed in Maya tutorial

Create a realistic Bed in Maya tutorial

In this Maya tutorial you will learn how to create a realistic bed using Maya and Marvelous Designer, an external software which is great in cloth simulations and fashion design. Download Marvelous Design now to learn clothing techniques with its 30 days free trial version. Are you ready to learn amazing techniques combining this two great softwares?

TYPE: Free Maya tutorial, Marvelous designer tutorial
CATEGORY: Modeling, Cloth simulation

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Setup a Renderfarm in Maya and Mental Ray

Setup a Renderfarm in Maya and Mental Ray tutorial

Maya and Mental ray are one of the most used 3d graphic production platforms over the world. One of the reasons is their easy and very powerful multi-platform distributed rendering capabilies. Have you ever wonder to speed up you render speed by 2x 4x 8x and so on? Just follow my Mental Ray distributed rendering guide: maya render farm setup!

TYPE: Free maya tutorial
CATEGORY: Rendering Maya, Hardware, Mental Ray Render

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