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Alias|Wavefront has released the public beta of mental ray for Maya 1.5 for Windows and IRIX, which licensed users of Maya 4.5 can download freely.

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Game Developer, Staff

September 30, 2002

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Alias|Wavefront has released the public beta of mental ray for Maya 1.5 for Windows and IRIX, which licensed users of Maya 4.5 can download freely. The new version of the plug-in renderer includes these features:

  • mental ray-based convert-to-file texture

    • mental ray-based light mapping

    • Volumetric rendering

    • Render layers, render passes

    • Maya IFF image format output

    • Rendering of particle-instanced geometry

    • Ocean shader

    • Ramp shader

    • Volume light

    • Noise/volume-noise textures

    • Image plane rendering The free public beta will be available for Linux and Mac OS X operating systems soon.

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