Max9 mental ray shader thread?


#105

I haven’t dropped this, I just have nothing new to report. Still working out the hosting details with the company that’s planning on hosting this.

The wheels of progress turn slowly when dealing with large entities. As soon as I have something solid to share, I’ll post it here.


#106

… good news :thumbsup:


#107

http://jeffpatton.net/Materials/MR-matlab.zip

The link is dead…


#108

Finally getting a hang of MR.

It’s the first time I’m able to render a fairly realistic glass with liquid.

A & D Material lit with a skylight and a hdri.

http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/993/martiniul4.jpg


#109

Hmm what did you use for your liquid?


#110

Bmoner,

I used the A & D material for the liquid also.

I pretty much followed the technique described in the help file on the A & D material.


#111

Sounds like a great idea ! Hopefully max 6-8 users will also be able to use the site. I’m on Viz (2007) which doesn’t upgrade for about 6 months after the max new version upgrades :’-(
I can’t wait to try out the new mental ray !


#112

Tis’ still moving waay too slowly for my taste…but I’m keeping hope that progress will happen soon.


#113

If you hadn’t check yet, www.mymentalray.com might end up being the best place for the material library


#114

Jeff, what your settings for the 100% white material?


#115

It was using some jpg’s that I made in Photoshop for the diffuse color, reflectivity mask, and bump (text area).

But if you wanted to just use a color, I’d probably start with the default settings on the A&D material. Change the diffuse color to white (or almost pure white). Set the reflectivity to 0.3 and the 0 deg. refl. amount to 0.1…and that should be close.


#116

Any news of this topic?


#117

'fraid not! I’m still waiting on the host to find time to work with me on the project…I’ll fire off an email to my primary contact. If I don’t see some signs of life by the end of next week then I think it’ll be time to search for another host.


#118

Well progress on the website was made (yaaay!), so it shouldn’t be too much longer before it’s ready to go. :thumbsup:


#119

Sounds like good things are happening!
Jeff how are you figuring this site will position itself
with the ‘mymentalray’ one getting up and running?
Just as a materials only repository/sharing resource or
more general MR as that site is?

Regards
Bri


#120

Hey Brian,

The folks I’m working with are mainly creating a material repository, however there is a decent sized forum there already. I don’t think this repository will affect the mymentalray site. It’ll just be another option for people to browse…and I honestly figure the mymentalray site will really start to blossom once they get their material section up and running! They have such a great looking site, you just know the material section is going to be amazing too. :buttrock:


#121

Sounds very cool. You can never have too many choices. :applause:

Regards
Bri


#122

Anything new in the horizon or a permanent link this glory ? :smiley:


#123

Anybody have any thoughts on how to make a terry cloth shader ?

thanks


#124

Any updates? Really looking forward to this…