View Full Version : chalky render?

03 March 2003, 07:49 PM
Sorry for the vauge nature of my post......but I was wondering if any of you could help me out with a rending quesiton? I've been looking around at the work in these threads(amazing stuff) and I keep seeing preview renders(flat shaded) that have an almost clay like grittyness to them. Im using Maya 4.5 with Mental Rays, and have yet to achieve this visual look. If anybody could help me out with lighting tips, or render settings that would be greatly appriciated. Ive checked out a bunch of online tutorials but most for Mental Rays are how to pull of realisitc reflections, or how to make objects very shiny.


03 March 2003, 08:43 PM
did you tried this tutorial ?

(i think i post it the 7th time :scream: )

03 March 2003, 10:49 PM
cool cool, the first lesson looks like it could be close to what im talkin about, thanks, im gonna give it a more indept look later tonight after work. Heres an example of the type of render im shooting for.

ps-this is not my work but just an example, im not even sure who the artist is, but its great stuff, my hats off to you.

03 March 2003, 05:28 AM
look in the direction of final gather for mentalray or check out the raydiffuse plug in

03 March 2003, 08:04 PM
right on right on! Thanks alot guys, this was exactly what I was looking for.

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