Mental Ray: Lighting and Shaders Rendering Techniques with_Matt Hartle
In the second DVD of this series, Matt Hartle focuses on lighting, shaders, and High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) within Mental Ray for Maya. Mental Ray supports most of Maya's features, in addition to many others. This DVD shows you how to get the best use of Mental Ray to render fluids, particles, fur, geometry based paint effects, blurry reflections and refractions, area lights, contour rendering, and High Dynamic Range images.
Mental Ray: Global Illumination Rendering Techniques with_Matt Hartle
In the third disk of this series, _MattHartle focuses on Mental Ray's special rendering features, including global illumination, caustics, final gathering, and image-based lighting. Using multiple examples for each topic, this DVD teaches you efficient ways of using tools, examining numerous ways to recognize and eliminate artifacts.