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Old 16-02-2007, 04:24 PM   #1
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Hi im new in maya, and this probably is a stupid question but anyways..what is mental ray and raytracing? are they the same thing or different? im not sure...but can someone tell me that would be helpful.
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Mentalray is the third party (not made by Autodesk) renderer that has come with Maya since version 5.

Raytracing is a method of producing reflections, refractions and shadows in your rendered images.

Both Mentalray and the Maya Software Renderer can render with raytracing.

Hope that clears it up for you,

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Thanks ALOT that really helps!!!
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