you modify hair attributes, many of these changes are not visible
in the scene view and you must render the hair. In the next steps
you use the mental ray for Maya renderer to render Marion’s hair
as it is now. Rendering the hair allows you to see which aspects
need work to make it look more realistic. Before rendering, be sure
to set the appropriate Render Settings.
Using the mental ray for
this tutorial, you will render using the mental ray for Maya renderer.
To turn on the mental ray for Maya renderer
- In the main menu, select
Window > Rendering Editors > Render Settings (or
click the Render Settings icon in the Render
- In the Render Settings window,
set Render Using setting to mental
To render the hair using the mental ray
for Maya renderer
- Before rendering be sure to display the
hair system’s Current Position (
Hair > Display > Current
- Click the Render Current Frame button
on the Status Line.
The hair model is rendered
using the mental ray for Maya renderer. Your rendered hair model
should look something like the image below.