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Mental ray exterior rendering help
show user profile  rob@dynamic
Hi guys,

I want to add some exterior renders to my portfolio... However I suck a exteriors.

I have some decent enough models to work with however my lighting and rendering for exteriors is crap.

I'll be using mr.

However my knowledge of rendering for exteriors is to stick a daylight system in and hope for the best.

Has anyone please got any advice/tips on how i should be setting my scene up ? eg.g hdri? Domes for the sky? environment maps? ect...

Any advice, tutorials ect would be grand :-0


3D Portfolio

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10/4/2011 2:43:22 PM (last edit: 10/4/2011 2:43:22 PM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
Interested in this too myself...

My Turbosquid Area

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10/4/2011 2:52:39 PM (last edit: 10/4/2011 2:52:39 PM)
show user profile  digital3ds
if you've ever worked with hrdi images, has some good ones. (hdri panorama)
- Mike Sawicki

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10/4/2011 3:25:16 PM (last edit: 10/4/2011 3:25:16 PM)
show user profile  CAD Monkey

Try getting used to the daylight system and also remember that FG doesn't work so well with exteriors as the points need something to bounce off. MR Photographic exposure control helps too, but other than that I can't really help you tbh. mine still look very 'cartoony'...


Today is a gift, and tomorrow is not a promise, so love life!

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10/4/2011 3:50:20 PM (last edit: 10/4/2011 3:50:20 PM)
show user profile  rob@dynamic
Cheers mate.

So does anyone know if i should be setting up domes using hdri ect...?


3D Portfolio

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10/5/2011 9:56:40 AM (last edit: 10/5/2011 9:56:40 AM)
show user profile  Bolteon
tip: dont use mR...


-Marko Mandaric

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10/5/2011 10:53:06 AM (last edit: 10/5/2011 10:53:06 AM)
show user profile  CAD Monkey
MR has various switchers in the material editor including the background/environment switcher for hdr/hdri/bmp files, but you have to know how to use them.

I think that MR is far better than it used to be, and also it depends on what you get used to and learn. Vray is great in the right hands, but it isn't a magic 'make it look great' switch.


Today is a gift, and tomorrow is not a promise, so love life!

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10/6/2011 12:25:40 PM (last edit: 10/6/2011 12:25:40 PM)
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