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cJaynes
06-07-2005, 07:30 PM
Has anybody heard anything about the new mental ray books coming out. They look very good, but the price is crazy I thought buying my calc book was crazy, but 180 bucks for a computer book!! I can buy mental ray standalone at a student price for almost that much!

http://www.springeronline.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,11855,4-40109-22-48660885-0,00.html
http://www.springeronline.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,11855,4-40109-22-48660204-0,00.html

But anyways it looks like its going to be a good book and would be a good way to dive into the programming of mental ray 3.4

Any thoughts?

zylphyr
06-12-2005, 11:09 AM
I've ordered it, but haven't recived it yet. I'll let you know when it arrives...

-z

cJaynes
06-12-2005, 07:49 PM
That would be great! I think im going to pre order it...haha so much though

mlmiller1983
06-12-2005, 09:09 PM
Has anybody heard anything about the new mental ray books coming out. They look very good, but the price is crazy I thought buying my calc book was crazy, but 180 bucks for a computer book!! I can buy mental ray standalone at a student price for almost that much!

http://www.springeronline.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,11855,4-40109-22-48660885-0,00.html
http://www.springeronline.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,11855,4-40109-22-48660204-0,00.html

But anyways it looks like its going to be a good book and would be a good way to dive into the programming of mental ray 3.4

Any thoughts?

THe links you provided says the price is $90 which is acceptable for me.

cJaynes
06-13-2005, 12:28 PM
Well i guess I over shot that one... the first one is US$169.00 and the second one is 89.00.... so together they would be 258 thats kind of alot.

Maybe they will have an install ment plan or something like that.

zylphyr
06-13-2005, 02:21 PM
hmm..I seem to remember that you get a (digital) copy of programming mentalray with the rendering for mentalray book, but I can't find that info on the web site, so I might remember wrong...

cJaynes
06-16-2005, 03:08 PM
you mean like and ebook?

conomara
06-20-2005, 09:31 AM
I ordered it online from springer-verlag. they EMAILED my deatilas including my credit card no. to their new buchhandlung company in austria. these guys are just setting up and probably deserve a bit if slack but they fwded the springer email to me which had all my details on it, asking for the very same details??
i rang them up to grumble a bit but the lady on the other end of the phone sounded really nice /cute so i crumbled instead of grumbled. she told me the books are going to print for a bit more, she actually said the summer but i guess she meant a few more weeks.
might be safer to go through amazon though.

conor

cJaynes
06-20-2005, 12:48 PM
crumbled instead of grumbled. haha, I got a good laugh out of that.

sascha
06-22-2005, 09:38 AM
Programming mental ray comes with every XSI license as an ebook. 170 USD for the paperback is too much I think. The 1st edition I bought 3 years ago costs about 90 USD.

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