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Dan Stiglmayer
Mental Ray w/ alpha?
on Jul 25, 2008 at 11:45:15 am

Hello.

I am fairly new to maya and was hoping someone could help me shed some light on a doubt I have about mental ray. I have a basic setup, a model (character) a ground plane, both blinn materials an ambuient light with no intensity and image based lighting composed of an HDRI.

This being said, my render looks fine, quite happy with it so far. However, I dont want or care for the HDRI image to appear in mr renders. I just want the character and the reflections from the HDR on him with alpha all around. The only work around I can think of is seperately rendering the alpha mask w maya software. Time is of the essense and less renders would be better.

Thanx, hope this was clear.

Dan


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Ray Apokal
Re: Mental Ray w/ alpha?
on Jul 25, 2008 at 8:25:15 pm

I believe you can select the IBL in the outliner and uncheck the render option in the attribute editor.

LR Apokal


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dan Stiglmayer
Re: Mental Ray w/ alpha?
on Jul 29, 2008 at 6:43:10 pm

Hi Ray, I would like to thank you for your response. It worked. I unclicked the primary visibility option and voila!

Saved me a lot of extra time.

Cheers.

Dan



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