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cJaynes
06 June 2005, 07:30 PM
Has anybody heard anything about the new mental ray books coming out. They look very good, but the price is crazy I thought buying my calc book was crazy, but 180 bucks for a computer book!! I can buy mental ray standalone at a student price for almost that much!

http://www.springeronline.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,11855,4-40109-22-48660885-0,00.html
http://www.springeronline.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,11855,4-40109-22-48660204-0,00.html

But anyways it looks like its going to be a good book and would be a good way to dive into the programming of mental ray 3.4

Any thoughts?

zylphyr
06 June 2005, 11:09 AM
I've ordered it, but haven't recived it yet. I'll let you know when it arrives...

-z

cJaynes
06 June 2005, 07:49 PM
That would be great! I think im going to pre order it...haha so much though

mlmiller1983
06 June 2005, 09:09 PM
Has anybody heard anything about the new mental ray books coming out. They look very good, but the price is crazy I thought buying my calc book was crazy, but 180 bucks for a computer book!! I can buy mental ray standalone at a student price for almost that much!

http://www.springeronline.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,11855,4-40109-22-48660885-0,00.html
http://www.springeronline.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,11855,4-40109-22-48660204-0,00.html

But anyways it looks like its going to be a good book and would be a good way to dive into the programming of mental ray 3.4

Any thoughts?

THe links you provided says the price is $90 which is acceptable for me.

cJaynes
06 June 2005, 12:28 PM
Well i guess I over shot that one... the first one is US$169.00 and the second one is 89.00.... so together they would be 258 thats kind of alot.

Maybe they will have an install ment plan or something like that.

zylphyr
06 June 2005, 02:21 PM
hmm..I seem to remember that you get a (digital) copy of programming mentalray with the rendering for mentalray book, but I can't find that info on the web site, so I might remember wrong...

cJaynes
06 June 2005, 03:08 PM
you mean like and ebook?

conomara
06 June 2005, 09:31 AM
I ordered it online from springer-verlag. they EMAILED my deatilas including my credit card no. to their new buchhandlung company in austria. these guys are just setting up and probably deserve a bit if slack but they fwded the springer email to me which had all my details on it, asking for the very same details??
i rang them up to grumble a bit but the lady on the other end of the phone sounded really nice /cute so i crumbled instead of grumbled. she told me the books are going to print for a bit more, she actually said the summer but i guess she meant a few more weeks.
might be safer to go through amazon though.

conor

cJaynes
06 June 2005, 12:48 PM
crumbled instead of grumbled. haha, I got a good laugh out of that.

sascha
06 June 2005, 09:38 AM
Programming mental ray comes with every XSI license as an ebook. 170 USD for the paperback is too much I think. The 1st edition I bought 3 years ago costs about 90 USD.

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