To render global illumination
- First, make sure at least one light source in your scene emits photons (see Turn on photon emission for a light source).
- Select the menu set.
- Open the window.
Select Window > Rendering Editors > Render Settings or click the window icon.
- Select the mental ray for Maya render.
- Click the tab.
- From the drop-down list, select .
(in the section of the tab) is automatically enabled.
- Render with the default settings.
If the default settings are not sufficient to achieve the look you want (or to reduce render speed), tweak the global illumination
settings until you achieve the look you want. See Caustics and Global Illumination for more information.
If your scene contains caustics, global illumination or final gather, and you would like to see those effect during mental
ray IPR, in select .
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