View Full Version : MR Matte shadow reflection shader

01 January 2009, 02:21 PM
i just discovered that max2009 has a very usuful mr shader which is called"matte shadow reflection"

it can not only receive shadows but also could be used for camera projection.

So i realy want to use this shader in maya ,but maya has no it actually .

Is there anybody knows how to achieve the effect of this shader or use other tools to simulate ?

01 January 2009, 02:53 PM
I'm guessing you mean an equivalent for Maya Software. If that is the case, then you can use the use background shader to catch shadows and/or reflections.

-oops sorry I think you may mean Mental Ray in Maya, forgot you mentioned Max. In that case there are the mental ray production shaders that has that shader also. I haven't tinkered in Maya 2k9 but in Maya 2008 you had to 'unhide' those shaders.

01 January 2009, 03:28 PM
crazyazn1122 ( :

yes ,you said right,i only know how to unhide mr shaders in max but the written of mr shader has a large diffrence between maya and max so i don't know how to unhide it.

i expect that more person will notice this question and find a way to solve it.

By the way,i use maya2009,thanks all!

01 January 2009, 04:13 PM
For some reason, I was thinking that the production shaders were not hidden in Maya 2009, but here is a thread that talks about unlocking them for 2008.

01 January 2009, 03:34 AM
crazyazn1122:thanks a lot for your link.

It's great! the problem has been solved,that i could use all the "hide" mr shaders now,thanks a lot for the mentalrayclassnode.mel of maya2009 by david johnson,here is his blog

02 February 2009, 02:18 AM
can i get a direct link to the .mel, i can get it to work for 2008 but not 2009!


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