View Full Version : Mental Ray for Maya HDRI how-to

10 October 2002, 02:16 AM

BIG thanks to SEDAH for providing this link.

10 October 2002, 03:24 AM
sweet your a champ.... /me goes and reads:beer:

10 October 2002, 03:26 AM
i shouldnt even have to post this article. shame on alias for not including this in their documentation.

Gentle Fury
10 October 2002, 03:38 AM
Thats'it, now launch Maya and load the MentalRay plugin; clean up the screen and your mouse's ball (if it's not an optical one). I created a standard IBL (image based lightning) scene. I guess they are many ways to do it, I usually just create a nurbs sphere and plane and Scale them up.

what the hell???? I created a standard IBL scene???? wth does that mean? wasnt that the point of the tutorial, to show how to do that?

I hate it when tuts leave out important parts

11 November 2002, 01:10 PM
Hi Gentle Fury...

Hum... no, it wasn't the point of the tutorial to show that. I guess you can find many articles about how IBL works just by searching a few minutes on Google. The point was to show how to use HDRI pictures within Maya and Mentalray.

Just to get more details on what I call a standart IBL scene. Using those terms I just want to specify that you use your Images as light sources. They are different ways to do that. I think the most used solution is to connect the image to a surrounding object in your scene, for example a sphere. But It could also be a cube, a cylindre, or multiple different planes projecting different files.

Anyway if you want or need more help on the subject, just drop me an email with your questions and I'll try to answer them.



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