View Full Version : Shader Server\Database?

08 August 2007, 09:09 PM
Hi, i'd like to know if there are any easy ways to make a Server\Database for Maya\Mental Ray shaders so that you don't need to install a shader on all machines in your network.

Maybe the machines can share the same "include, lib" folder and "maya.rayrc"?

The big CG-houses probably has a system for this? ...Any ideas?


08 August 2007, 09:44 PM
Just create a shared folder on your server with your shaders and add to your Maya.env file the new path in MI_CUSTOM_SHADERS string (or similar i don't remember now...): check the help-guide for exact environment strings. It works even with plugins and scripts, just install everything on your server and your workstations are easily updated :wavey:

08 August 2007, 10:07 PM
fantastic. I'll try that.

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