XM Magdalena 3D print, GGeorgy (3D)
LC #42 Pipers Alley

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06-02-2003, 11:32 AM

1) how and where can i set the tesselation on a per object basis in mental ray (i can remember an approx window in older versions but where is it gone in 5.0?)

2) when i use the surface approx override in the mental render globals maya crashes quite often (not always)..
anyone experienced that as well?

cheers & thanx


Ken Koala
06-03-2003, 07:14 AM
Have a look in the window>rendering editors>mentalray>approx editor.
In regards to the crashing, try changing your Approx Method to Length/Distance/Angle and change the Style to Tree. Play with these settings.

Good luck mate, I hope this helped.

06-03-2003, 08:57 AM
gee thanx :)

that was what i was looking for..
concerning the crashing: changing tesselation of the object (mayas tesselation in the attrib editor) from advanced back to "regular", solved the tesselation issue and stopped crashing it..



and here the result:


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