3DS Max Tutorial – Mental Ray

July 14, 2011 Filed Under: 3DS Max  

Autodesk 3ds Max Design is used primarily for rendering your drawings created in AutoCAD or AutoCAD Architecture. Even though AutoCAD Architecture has very good rendering tools, it is not as robust as Autodesk 3ds Max Design. You can do the following in Autodesk 3ds Max Design:

  • Apply materials
  • Create a sun for daylighting and set the building location and date correct shadow casting.
  • Create artificial lights which will accurately simulate the lights you have selected for your building
  • Set up cameras by which the building can be viewed
  • Create animations for walk-throughs or fly-throughs by moving the cameras, or animate objects in the scene.

Autodesk 3ds Max Design uses the “mental ray” rendering engine which can generate reflections, refractions and shadows by ray tracing. Ray tracing traces the path of light rays sampled from the light source. Reflections and refractions generated this way are physically accurate.

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