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Help! Settings/render seriously messed up.
show user profile  Laythe
Hey guys long time no see.

upgraded to a decent laptop recently and after installing 3ds max again i managed to get a few of my old files moved across to this new machine. Loaded one up after sorting out and installing Mental Ray and after a little test render things are looking just...wrong.

I dont know if its messed with my lighting settings or if by missing a few textures from my old laptop it has screwed everything else or what.
So much seems wrong that i have no idea where to start on fixing it! Not got that much time to max at the moment as i would like so finding time to fix this mess isnt going to be easy.

Any help is of course very welcome. Even if one of you guys takes a look at my file for me, if thats possible.
Anyway here is it, Behold the clusterfuck!

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9/13/2017 11:38:39 PM (last edit: 9/13/2017 11:38:56 PM)
show user profile  S. Silard
I've moved to Maya, and I'm using Arnold, also I haven't used mental ray for ages, so pardon me. But... I remember I had something similar going on with the lighting, it was something about Caustics & Photon Mapping (GI)... you might want to take a look into those. Do you use the same version of max / mental ray as before where this scene was working?

On the other hand, mental ray is dead. I strongly suggest you to find something else to render with.
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9/14/2017 12:19:03 AM (last edit: 9/14/2017 12:19:03 AM)
show user profile  Laythe
Will take a look at that later thanks. Can you recommend any other renderers for max. I hear alot of talk about vray but having never used it before how easy is it to use. Also is it cheap? Fund's are a tad low at the moment. Thanks again.
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9/14/2017 7:07:30 AM (last edit: 9/14/2017 7:07:30 AM)
show user profile  3joez
Mental Ray is discontinued. Use Vray, it's easy enough.
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9/14/2017 11:11:13 AM (last edit: 9/14/2017 11:11:13 AM)
show user profile  S. Silard
Well, you can take a look into Corona if you want something decent and cheap. I used Maxwell Renderer for some time, and I pretty much liked it, only that it can be a bit slow compared to other renderers, but the multilight stuff is really powerfull in it. Arnold is a pretty good render engine, almost industry standard these days. vRay was always a bit overcomplicated for me. To be honest, I think you should get trial of all of these renderers, and decide for yourself.
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9/18/2017 8:44:50 PM (last edit: 9/18/2017 8:45:26 PM)
show user profile  FX
Vray's a doddle these days, twiddle a couple of settings and you're away, denoiser saves a ton of render time, Chaos are putting out decent tutorials for a change, check the poo tube:

https://www.youtube.com/user/ChaosGroupTV/videos
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9/18/2017 11:15:44 PM (last edit: 9/18/2017 11:15:44 PM)
show user profile  3joez
Vray bought Corona. Use Vray.
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9/19/2017 9:28:40 AM (last edit: 9/19/2017 9:28:40 AM)
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