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jcakyeh
07-12-2010, 03:35 AM
could some please explain to me wht the main functin of the mental ray area light
?
why most stutio light effect turn on the mental ray area light ?
whhat it can do for rendering ?

even in the maya regular area lgiht type also has mental ray area light
i am really confused bout them please help me

thank you very much

tharrell
07-12-2010, 03:50 AM
It's because area lights shadow and reflect like softboxes that studio photographers use.

http://www.studiolighting.net/what-is-a-softbox/

--T

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