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zelda64
07-18-2011, 10:46 PM
Hi

I am a new in maya (mental ray) rendering and want learn render pass.

are you can help me with some tutorials (a book about render pass can be a perfect help)

Thank you.

Zaru
07-18-2011, 11:34 PM
Hello Kazem.
When I started my adventure with Maya built-in passes, I remember stumbling upon a cool tutorial on them on one of the Autodesk Area Blogs (http://area.autodesk.com/blogs). I can't find the entry now, but I'm pretty sure it's still there somewhere (I think it was on either Steven Roselle's or Cory Mogk's blog). It was mostly on contribution maps, but I remember it was enough to give me a kick-start in the render passes world of Maya. If you seek more theory than practise, you might want to check on mental images' arch&design documentation available here (http://www.mentalimages.com/fileadmin/user_upload/PDF/arch_and_design.pdf). On page #44 (#50 in PDF browser) you can find some words on how to properly composite your passes there. I think you can also find this document in your everyday's Maya manual.
Unfortunately I can't recommend you a good book exclusively on render passes, perhaps in exception of Jeremy Birn's "Digital Lighting and Rendering" (second edition). There's a chapter on pass rendering system in it, that explains some stuff.
Sorry for not being too much of a help, but still I hope I've put ya on the right tracks. :)

kiryha
07-19-2011, 09:47 AM
May be this will help you also:
http://kiryha.blogspot.com/2010/06/mental-ray-production-workflow.html

zelda64
07-19-2011, 05:17 PM
Thanks Zaru and kiryha . very appreciate.

Eshta
07-20-2011, 05:16 PM
Ashraf has tut written and videos on his blog
http://pixelcg.com/blog

ghib
07-20-2011, 06:17 PM
Two books I can highly recommend on this subject are:

Digital Lighting and Rendering (2nd Edition) - by Jeremy Birn
The Art and Science of Digital Compositing by Ron Brinkmann


The Ron Brinkmann book is a bit heavy if you're just beginning but it's pretty comprehensive and has some case studies towards the end which are a nice insight.

zelda64
07-20-2011, 10:00 PM
Thanks Eshta
Thanks ghib . These books is very useful for me.
But "The Art and Science of Digital Compositing by Ron Brinkmann" have two edition.
are you meaning "The Art and Science of Digital Compositing (1nd Edition) by Ron Brinkmann".

MasonDoran
07-21-2011, 12:26 AM
check out the help files on the MIA shaders...pretty good info their on how to composite all of the renderpasses out of MR.

ghib
07-21-2011, 01:38 AM
Thanks Eshta
Thanks ghib . These books is very useful for me.
But "The Art and Science of Digital Compositing by Ron Brinkmann" have two edition.
are you meaning "The Art and Science of Digital Compositing (1nd Edition) by Ron Brinkmann".

I would say always to go for the latest Edition of any books.

zelda64
07-21-2011, 06:04 PM
Thanks MasonDoran and ghib.very appreciate.

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