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Old 17-01-2012, 06:20 AM   #1
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Default Scene would not render correct anymore - Mental Ray

I have a scene thatís has rendered nice in v2010. But since I moved to v2012 all my materials are rendering black. Iíve relinked them, still no correct render.

Strange thing is that I see the materials with hardware texturing on and that they render with the Maya Software renderer.

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http://dl.dropbox.com/u/19522505/Area/Ant.zip

(I had to strip the file due copyright issues - I hope I didnít erased to much)
I can send the complete file if needed. Please mail me.
waldo3d at hotmail com

Iím a beginner, so bear with me. I hope itís a stupid thing ;-)

Thx for the help on this!

Waldo
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Old 17-01-2012, 07:14 AM   #2
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it works for me.
you have a ray type switch with a black hole pugged into the eye... if this makes no sense, you should maybe delete the shaders and start again.
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if you really really need the shaders, i could help you rebuild them.
tell me the result you want. what should it look like when its rendered? we can work it out.
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This does not make sense for me. Sorry...
And since I have to work with other models with the same problem, I have to understand what's going on here.
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who set up the shaders? cant they explain why they did what?

i changed the shader and light setup to get that to work. sorry i'm using a trackpad on my laptop to do this so i'm a bit slow. i'll come up with a fix, but i need to know what you want? do you want the alpha switching thing? do you want the black hole shader? if you just want a bog standard material i'd start again.
the ray type switch is cool, you can render different results for eye, reflection, refraction, final gather blah blah. it can be handy.
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not having a middle mouse button or a right click is quite limiting

all i can think of right now is try connecting your textures up again and then middle mouse drag the beautypass_mt to the eye of the raySwtch_mt.

i'll check this thread in the morning, and have a look at work.
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