Realistic Architectural Visualization with 3ds Max and Mental Ray / Edition 2

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Overview

Revitalize your architectural visualizations by bringing new levels of realism to them with an enhanced command of the mental ray toolset in 3ds Max. Full-color step-by-step tutorials give you a firm understanding of the processes and techniques needed to create impressive interior and exterior visualizations. You'll learn how to prepare materials, light a daytime interior scene, use mr Physical Sky, and how to save time during complex renders. The companion website includes all of the tutorial files and sample files from the book. Plus find more information at http://jamiecardoso-mentalray.blogspot.com/.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240812298
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/6/2009
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 859,702
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger Cusson is an active educator and consultant working in the professional and academic architectural field. He has authored several titles on Autodesk Viz and 3ds Max, 3ds Max Design, AutoCAD and Revit.

Jamie Cardoso is a senior 3D artist and special effects designer. Currently he is working as a 3D Consultant for a variety of professional organizations worldwide. Find more information at jamiecardoso-mentalray.blogspot.com.

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Table of Contents

Preparing Your Files; Materials in mental ray; Lighting in mental ray; Rendering settings in mental ray; Materials; Day Lighting an Interior Space; Artificial Lighting for the Interior Space; Designing Materials For a Reflective Glass Building; Creating an Internal Atrium Scene Lit By Daylight; Working with the mental ray Physical Sky Shader; Appendices
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  • Posted January 29, 2010

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    A useful book for you to learn Architectural Visualization with 3ds Max and mental ray

    Both Roger Cusson & Jamie Cardoso have many years of experience in AutoCAD and 3D graphics. They summarize their expertise and professional experience in "Realistic Architectural Visualization with 3ds Max and mental ray."

    "Realistic Architectural Visualization with 3ds Max and mental ray" is divided into 5 sections, including 12 chapters. Each chapter is further divided into subchapters. This makes it very easy for you to find the information that you need. For example, if you are working for atrium, you can easily find it in Section 4, and if you are working on the floor materials for an atrium, you can easily find it at Section 4, Chapter 10, under subchapter 10.3.

    The book also has many full-color screenshots, and the language is straight forward and simple.

    "Realistic Architectural Visualization with 3ds Max and mental ray" has 295 pages. It is a useful book for you to learn Architectural Visualization with 3ds Max and mental ray.

    Gang Chen, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Author of "Architectural Practice Simplified," "LEED GA Exam Guide," "Planting Design Illustrated," and other books on various LEED exams, architecture, and landscape architecture

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