Introduction to Maya - Rendering in Arnold
This course will look at the fundamentals of rendering in Arnold. We'll go through the different light types available, cameras, shaders, Arnold's render settings and finally how to split an image into render passes (AOV's), before we then reassemble it i
# 1 16-07-2005 , 04:50 AM
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Can subdivs be rendering with mental ray?

Pretty straight forward question, but its bugging me really bad! Is it possible to render subdiv things using mental ray? It works using maya software, but as soon as a switch to mental ray (so that my lighting works properly) it just completely disapears in the finished render, no sign of shadows are anything..
Is there some button i have to press or something?


# 2 16-07-2005 , 04:56 AM
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i dont think mental ray renders subdivs...just convert to poly and use the smooth function with divisions set to wont be as smooth as the subdivision, but the difference isnt very noticeable.

# 3 16-07-2005 , 04:58 AM
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alright, ill give that a try.
If anyone knows a good renderer with good results, could u tell me about it?

# 4 16-07-2005 , 03:22 PM
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it renders subDs fine.
search the forums, or read the manual to get more info.

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