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Old 11 November 2004   #1
Unhappy mental ray in houdini

need help on how to render in houdini with mental ray, I have mr in maya 6, or do I need to have standalone mr for it?
 
Old 11 November 2004   #2
I think you can use the Mental Ray version that comes with maya for Houdini but you need the full Houdini not the Apperentice Edition . and here are some tuts on writting MRay shaders : http://www.techimage.co.uk/products..._tutorials.html

Sven
 
Old 11 November 2004   #3
thanx man

i have read those tutorials an they are great
so i need houdini comerciall an stand alone mr?!
 
Old 11 November 2004   #4
Houdini Commercial for shure but i think it should work with the MRay version that comes with Maya .

Sven
 
Old 11 November 2004   #5
ok

ok thank you
do you have any cool renders done in mantra to post here evile
http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.ph...12&page=2&pp=15
 
Old 11 November 2004   #6
Mental Ray for maya is a plugin renderer. It is meant to render only Maya scenes by translating them into the .mi format, but as far as i know, it cannot directly render using the .mi format. Which means you are out of luck unless you want to use an exporter to translate your houdini files to .mb/.ma

But as Maya's implementation of MR is rather flaky, you would probably be better off just using the standalone version.
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Old 11 November 2004   #7
Talking thanx goon

ok , then into mantra!!!
 
Old 11 November 2004   #8
Maya mr for Maya only

Goon is right. Maya mental ray is for Maya only. I tried to figure out how to use it on my XSI rendergarden but gave up. I keep hearing great things about mantra.
 
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