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Humberto Medina
Maya 2011 OSX
on Nov 13, 2010 at 8:08:49 pm

Is there a alternative to mental ray? I have just switched from Lightwave to Maya 2011 and the rendering I need to do takes so long in Mental Ray.

As I am fairly new to Maya I don't know to much of it.

Any help would be great

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Michael Frank
Re: Maya 2011 OSX
on Nov 17, 2010 at 7:41:42 pm

The only things that ship with Maya are the maya software renderer, hardware render, vector render, and Mental Ray. Depending on what look you're trying to go for, you might be able to get by with using the software renderer. If you're doing a lot of GI or FG then you'll be stuck with mental ray and as i understand its not the fastest, but its all that I know.

I saw a demo from a guy who uses PRman for maya. He had a crazy displacement mapped (from mudbox) dinosaur with tons of poly's at HD res. Claimed that it only took 15 seconds to render. So.. there are alternatives but not out of the box.

Mike Frank
Cave House Studios

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