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# 1 07-11-2015 , 08:12 PM
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Can't add mental ray node to surface material

I'm on video 8 of Maya 2015 Introduction to hard surface modeling. I am trying to pretty up my model and add a few materials to it, but when I try adding a mental ray node called mib_amb_occlusion to a surface shader, I don't see any actual mental ray nodes. user added image

# 2 07-11-2015 , 09:31 PM
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Sounds like mental ray is not loaded.

In Maya go to the Windows Menu then Settings/Preferences then Plugin-In Manager then tick Mayatomr.mll.

This will load up mental ray and load all of it's shaders.

Hope it helps

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# 3 07-11-2015 , 09:39 PM
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Thank you. Is there a way I can make sure mental ray stays when I load it?

# 4 08-11-2015 , 05:47 AM
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you have to mark auto load in the Plugin Manager.
But sometimes it disappears.

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