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Old 21-09-2005, 08:00 PM   #46
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As long as you have Maya Unlimited with Mental Ray it's easy. Just go to Render Globals, turn off enable default lights, go to Final Gather in the Mental Ray options and turn it on. Put a sphere or background around your model and perhaps another surface that has a really bright white incandescence (this acts as the light) in a nice reflective position, and voila you have a clay render (make sure your model has a lambert shader assigned to it).

There's lots of tutorials out there for this technique.
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Old 21-09-2005, 09:02 PM   #47
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that explains it, I'm working off of the PLE, broke college student no money for unlimited
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Old 21-09-2005, 09:42 PM   #48
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Thats not necessarily true, as ple 6 has mental ray included
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It didn't when I used it. Which was about 2 days ago when I downloaded it onto a friends computer.
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looking great so far :attn:
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well yes I can render with mental ray under some constraints
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Originally posted by dilberts
As long as you have Maya Unlimited with Mental Ray it's easy. Just go to Render Globals, turn off enable default lights, go to Final Gather in the Mental Ray options and turn it on. Put a sphere or background around your model and perhaps another surface that has a really bright white incandescence (this acts as the light) in a nice reflective position, and voila you have a clay render (make sure your model has a lambert shader assigned to it).

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Old 23-09-2005, 06:07 AM   #53
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This is absolutley beautiful.

And as far as I know every edition of MAYA has the Mental Ray Renderer included (even PLE). If you don't see it available in your render globals menu then you need to activate in the plugin manager.
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Old 23-09-2005, 11:46 AM   #54
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This looks superb!!

How do you go about activating the plug in manager in the PLE??
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Old 24-09-2005, 07:25 AM   #55
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Been working on the basic interior shape. Lots of knobs and buttons to add, not to mention the dash and steering wheel.
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Do you own one of these? All the details are spot on.
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I wish!! No, unfortunately I just have about 50 high res reference pics.
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Well, with your skill, you're well on your way to being able to afford one.
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Any chance you gould pop a wireframe up of the car body??

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Interior is almost finished. I took a little artistic lisence as to what I included in the interior due to being tired of modeling this project, but I will finish up the steering collumn.
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