View Full Version : how to use the mental ray shaders
08-31-2003, 06:53 PM
i have a big problem, i was taking some tuts on mental ray. and it came accross useing mental ray shaders. i don't have any of them. when i go to add or make a textrure there should be a mental ray tab with the shaders and all that good stuff. i don't have this and i know i have mental ray. how do i get the shaders to work or show up so i can use them?
09-01-2003, 01:02 AM
Here, read this:
It's also in the help files....
09-02-2003, 12:02 AM
hey thanks that did it nice a simple!
09-02-2003, 08:32 AM
Hi Jozvex, does it work on os X ? I mean the first method.
09-02-2003, 08:59 AM
I'm afraid I don't know pasto!
I've only ever used Maya on Windows.
09-02-2003, 09:56 AM
In your directory:
there should be a Maya.env file. Edit it (or create a new with a texteditor) and add the line:
MAYA_MRFM_SHOW_CUSTOM_SHADERS = 1
That should do it.
09-02-2003, 11:14 AM
thanx I am going to try that.
Any good features specific to MR shaders ?
09-02-2003, 11:17 AM
pixero thats exactly whats on jozvex's site!
09-02-2003, 11:25 AM
What do you mean? Are you still having problem? It works for me.
My post was for OSX, his is for windows.
09-02-2003, 11:47 AM
The info on MentalRay custom shaders are rather spares so youŽll have to search cgtalk and highend3d forums for info.
There are two books: Rendering with Mental Ray and Programming Mental Ray if you want to dig deeper.
Info on Mental Ray phenomena and more:
A nice dirtshader:
A plugin to use Darktree shaders with Mental Ray in Maya:
09-02-2003, 04:11 PM
Thanx a lot Pixero nice ressources here.
I liked your little cat walking cycle, very nice.
01-16-2006, 01:00 AM
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