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02-12-2006, 06:23 AM
what is the main difference between Maya and Mr shaders?

wish is more flexible?

Is it true that MR shaders are more powerful when it comes to acheving photorealism?

02-12-2006, 11:30 AM
Mr shaders are obviously used in conjunction with the Mental Ray Renderer which should come standard with Maya.

If you want effects such as water, glass etc to a photorealistic level it is advisable to use the Mental ray shaders as they have specific calculations for those effects.

Alternatively you can use Hypershade to create 10-20 nodes that produce the same effect, which one you decide to use is basically your preference as to the control you wish to have on the effect.

My advice: for SSS, water, glass etc use the MR shaders as they have physical effect controls, eg IOR, SSS density etc.


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