I’ve been trying to learn mental ray for 2 years now and I still fell like I’m just scratching the surface. I’ve seen enough tutorials on FG and GI and HDRI to last me a life time but I still dont have a clue what 90% of the nodes in the hypershader do. And I’m not really sure how to hook up a texture using a lookup node. Or how to use Mental Ray lights, cameras and shapes or optimizing my renders so they dont take hours and hours. I’ve tried to read the help file but without a physics degree i cant made heads or tails of most of it.
So I’m desperate to know how everyone especially the Pros learned to use Mental Ray?!?! Is there some magical book or some secret society? I know it’s not taught at any school up here in the Northwest. Tell me tell me! Hehe.