View Full Version : Differences between Mantra and Mental Ray

09-20-2012, 01:11 AM

sitting through a class on Houdini and was wondering a little bit about mantra, and what its differences are to mental ray?

I looked up on google and couldn't make any direct comparisons besides the fact that they do GI etc.

my 1st guess would be the algorithms used to render?

09-20-2012, 03:42 AM
Mantra typically relies on a rasterizer for rendering. This is usually fast for a lot of FX work and motion blur.

mental ray has a similar mode but it's typically preferred in mental ray to render with pure raytracing (no scanline. Rasterization is also a form of scanline)

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