Render Settings window


Navigate to Window > Rendering Editors > Render Settings.

Render settings (scene settings) for the Maya Hardware renderer, the mental ray for Maya renderer, the Maya Software renderer, the Maya Vector renderer are consolidated into one Render Settings window.

Use the settings in this window to set scene-wide render options. Especially when used in conjunction with per-object render settings (see the particular object or render subject matter for details), the render settings give you a great deal of control over quality of rendered images and the speed with which they are rendered.

Render Layer

Select from the drop-down list the layer that you want to render from.


Use the Presets menu to save your current settings as a preset and avoid having to adjust them each time you render.

For a list of available mental ray for Maya presets, see mental ray Render Settings presets.

Render Using

Select from the drop-down list the renderer that you want to use.

Common tab

The common tab contains settings that are common to all renderers. See Render Settings: Common tab.

mental ray for Maya renderer

For information on the mental ray for Maya tabs, see Render Settings: mental ray tabs.

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