View Full Version : Mental Ray not an option in Render Globals
08-22-2004, 08:27 PM
This may be one of those stupid questions, but I need help on it anyhow.
When I open some files in maya in my render globals I have the option to use Mental Ray. But for other files, I can only render using Software and Hardware. This is Maya unlimited 5.0.
When I create a new file the mental ray drop down is not in the Render Globals, either.
08-22-2004, 08:55 PM
Is the mayatomr plugin loaded and on autoload in the plugin manager?
08-22-2004, 11:52 PM
Thanks muncher, the mayatomr was not set to autoload. All good now.
08-23-2004, 12:42 AM
that happened to me a while ago. Mental ray and Maya Vector disappeared. I was totally stumped too. Can't remember how i figured it out.
08-23-2004, 08:38 AM
I heard this happened to a few people with maya 5, undisclosed feature I believe they call it, hehe
08-27-2004, 12:56 AM
Open the corrupted scene file:
Run this script:
addAttr -ln resolutionX -at double defaultResolution;
addAttr -ln resolutionY -at double defaultResolution;
setAttr "defaultResolution.resolutionX" 640;
setAttr "defaultResolution.resolutionY" 480;
Then quit maya:
Open scene you saved as:
From now on that scene should be fine:
Save a new scene file that you have run the above script in and open it when you want to make a new scene instead of using making a new scene file in Maya.
01-19-2006, 02:00 AM
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