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Old 11-02-2003, 03:34 PM   #1
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Hi all,

Does any know of a free render plugin for 4.5 which will render Sub d's with global illum?? Mental ray is no use!!

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Old 11-02-2003, 04:33 PM   #2
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your best bet is to convert your subd into nurbs. Many people do this because sub d's are very intensive renders.
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Try this. It's a MEL script called GI_Joe.

http://www.3dluvr.com/pixho/
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Like allways, I would definetly recomend GI_Joe.
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I'll try both suggestions, thanks all...............
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Hi,

I'm wondering if MR for Maya has the same function that xsi has for sub's and mental ray (its default renderer).

If this is so,

There may be a node (haven't checked as yet) called 'Geometry approximation'.

This node tells MR to calulate geometry's subdivision level. ie. nurbs and poly's. This is a rendertime function. Which smooths the geometry ala subd.

After saying all this I should check that it indeed implemented in MR for Maya.

Otherwise just use Maya's native smooth or CPS on your poly models along with MR.

Hope this helps.

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