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Mental Ray Lighting Tutorial by Councilor Mental Ray Lighting Tutorial by Councilor
Mental Ray Lighting Tutorial, requires 3dsmax 2008, Some of the mental ray lighting features may not be available in versions lesser than 2008.

This Tutorial was requested by :iconnobinobi: and also dedicated to my students:

:iconnobinobi: :iconshukugumo: :iconbluemagician: :iconflickersowner: :iconizark1369: :iconindigocoholic:
(some of them are still out there unknown to me...)

and also for other new 3d artist who have much to learn, I hope this tutorial could, at least, be some of help.

Download to get readable, full size of the tutorial. I just want to know how many people are that actually interested in it.

Any questions, send me a note, I'll try my best to answer them.

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:icondenneldum:
Denneldum Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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:iconcouncilor:
Councilor Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
You're welcome :)
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:icongerrygollan:
GerryGollan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student Photographer
When i go under the tab photometric... there are just 3 lights. Target light, Free light and mr Sky Portal. Ther is no mr sky... :( can you help me?
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:iconcouncilor:
Councilor Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Sure. If you are using 3dsmax 2009 or newer, there is a slight change in the interface. mr sky and mr sun is now placed under Daylight (in systems, there is daylight button, it's at the same group with bones, biped, ring array, etc.) Create one daylight system and select it, then go to modifier. You should see the option sunlight -> standard and skylight -> skylight, you can change that to mr sun and mr sky. I hope that helps you :)

Sorry for the late reply, I was getting busy in the last few days.
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:icongerrygollan:
GerryGollan Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you very much. :)
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:iconkhima-inez:
Khima-Inez Featured By Owner May 16, 2011   General Artist
Thanks a lot! Can't wait to go and explore!
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:iconcouncilor:
Councilor Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Glad to be helpful :)
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:iconkhima-inez:
Khima-Inez Featured By Owner May 16, 2011   General Artist
:D
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:iconbams2010:
bams2010 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Thanks..
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:iconazemnaibaf:
azemnaibaf Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Great tutorial! =D
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:iconcouncilor:
Councilor Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Thanks :)
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:iconbake2x:
bake2x Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Kak, aye nyobain tutorialnya di 2010, tapi kayaknya ada beberapa bagian yang nggak ada di 2010 itu--atau ayenya aja yang kurang teliti nyari yak? :rofl:

Kapan diajarin di kelas nih, Kak? :D Nggak sabar :rofl:
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:iconcouncilor:
Councilor Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
Semester depan. Ada sih di 2010 tapi beda letak aja, kayak mr sun dan mr sky itu kalo di 2008 itu object lampu sendiri, kalo di 2009 letaknya masuk di daylight system.
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:iconbake2x:
bake2x Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Hoo. Kakak juga yang ngajar? :D

Tutorialnya diupdate buat yang pake 2010 dong, Kak, biar asoy~ *dilempar*
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:iconcouncilor:
Councilor Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
hahah 2010 aja gue ga pake :rofl:
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:iconbake2x:
bake2x Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Owalah :O

Pake apa, Kak? 2009 atau tetep 2008?
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:iconcouncilor:
Councilor Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
gue pake 2009. 2010 sucks.
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:iconbake2x:
bake2x Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
.... Ah, gue meneladani dosen juga deh :rofl: lagian komputer di lab juga nggak ada yang 2010 sih ya.

Mohon bantuannya deh, Kak :D
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:iconcouncilor:
Councilor Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
Ada sih 2010, tapi ya gitu deh... bug sana sini (mungkin karena installnya ga bener), kita tim dosen yang pake max juga stay di 2009 semua kok. Belom ada reason buat ganti ke 2010 soalnya
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Imogia Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, very useful and clear tutorial!

I'm one of those that are really interested in these kinf of tutorials :D
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:iconcouncilor:
Councilor Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
Thanks :)
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:icon00alisa00:
00alisa00 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009   Digital Artist
Thank you,even if I use Maya :)
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:iconcouncilor:
Councilor Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
You're welcome :)
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:icon00alisa00:
00alisa00 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009   Digital Artist
you too! :)
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:iconcouncilor:
Councilor Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Oh yeah, I've been wondering... is this tutorial is adaptable to maya? since maya have mental ray renderer too... if I'm not mistaken.
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:icon00alisa00:
00alisa00 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009   Digital Artist
yes,Maya has mental ray :nod:
but I don't know if it's adaptable
I've downloaded it without reading it was a 3D Max tut
so I've thanked you the same ha ha :D
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:iconloolya:
loolya Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
thank you !

if i have a q. can i ask u ?
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:iconcouncilor:
Councilor Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
Sure.
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:iconloolya:
loolya Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
thanx alot !

i'm using this sittings
Mental ray settings
- F10 > assign renderer> production> mental ray renderer
- adjust the output size 1600*1200
- indirect illumination> click on final gather> rays per FG points > 1000
- renderer> sample per pixel> change min to 4
change max to 16
- change the filter type to mitchel
- from options check on jitter
- go to caustics and global illumination> global illumination> enable
> change the max number > 850
press 8> expoure control> from the list choose logarithmicexposure control
from logarithimic exposure control parameter> check on affect indirect only
to adjust the rendering> adjust the contrast and brightness avarage > 45-50


snd i dunno why every thing turns blue :S
like if there is no orange :S i dunno how to explain that :D
but maybe the photo will help [link]

and i'll be thakful if u give me another sitting or any tips :thanks:
:rose:
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:iconcouncilor:
Councilor Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
Ah I see you used the logarithmic exposure. That exposure actually is not of my expertise, since I've never used logarithmic for production purposes. I suggest you changed the logarithmic exposure control to mr photographic exposure control.

And I suggest you to render the ambient occlusion for the shadows. By the way, what kind of lighting are you using? and version of the max?
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:iconloolya:
loolya Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
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:iconloolya:
loolya Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
hmmm acutely this is my firt time using the mental :$
and i didn't understand every thing :$
max9
mr area omni

"And I suggest you to render the ambient occlusion for the shadows"
didn't got it :$
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:iconcouncilor:
Councilor Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
Sorry for the late answer.

Well, occlusion is like a shadow caused by object near another object. For example, look at the corner of the wall, you should see a slightly dark shading on it. Or look at your mouse, the bottom part which touched the desk is slightly darker than the other part. That's what we call ambient occlusion.

In other word, it's a shadow caused by indirect lighting / illumination.
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:iconloolya:
loolya Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
ahaa thanx :$

okay about the time that the rendering taking :S
it takes very long time like 30 hours :S
do you have any idea how to make it short ?

if i finished my project i'll show you inahAllah :D

many many thanks :rose:
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:iconcouncilor:
Councilor Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
either upgrade you processor into quad core, or upgrade to 64 bit operating system, or reduce the final gather or global illumination quality, or reduce the render resoluion.
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:iconoktow:
oktow Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
trima kasih... master... sangat membantu
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:iconcouncilor:
Councilor Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
Sip :)
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:iconandrei-oprinca:
Andrei-Oprinca Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much this tut is great. I used a different technique until now with S max 9 that still works with 2008 too but this aproach is a bit better, the result is quite more ipressive and realistic
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:iconcouncilor:
Councilor Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
Thanks :) Glad to be of help.
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:iconflickersowner:
flickersowner Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
makaaaaciiiiiiiiiih!!!!!
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:iconcouncilor:
Councilor Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
Kepake di semester depan, pelajari dengan baik ya :)
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:iconbluemagician:
BlueMagician Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
wueh, kayanya kok lebih praktis pake mental ray yah? gw ga ad previewnya, trus global lightingnya musti kira2 ndiri, ga bisa pake date time location gitu.. trus settingannya beda versi beda, yang kemaren gw render ulang kebakaran terus, versinya kejauhan ma yang di tempat les, render enginenya aj ga sama nama - namanya.kotak katiknya nyebar ke mana mana. kalo dicoba2 enakan ini gw pindah aliran aj d ha3
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:iconcouncilor:
Councilor Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
Ya udah pindah deh :D gue bilang mo vray ato mental ray ato brazil ato final render gak masalah, selama lu bisa pakenya hasilnya relatif sama. Tinggal kita bisa akal-akalinnya aja :)
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:iconoktaypocan:
oktaypocan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Students? Are you teaching 3D? I'm teaching too... In Jakarta...
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:iconcouncilor:
Councilor Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
As a matter of fact, I am a lecturer at BiNus university in Jakarta. Currently teaching modeling, lighting, shading and rendering.
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:iconoktaypocan:
oktaypocan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Wow... cool! I sent you a note.
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:iconcouncilor:
Councilor Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
OK
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:iconshukugumo:
shukugumo Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
XD yay, mental ray is very great, of course this will help everybody!
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:iconcouncilor:
Councilor Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
everybody yang pakai mental ray dan max tentunya.

Thanks
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:iconshukugumo:
shukugumo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
Kaya' g =)
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