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Forum: Cameras, Lighting & Rendering

Questions about viewport display issues, cameras, lights, render settings and rendering issues should be posted here. Please specify in your post which render engine you are using, (Vray, Mental Ray, etc.).

  1. Mental Ray Discontinued

    I guess this is old news, but it's the first I'm hearing about it. Nvidia is no longer offering new subscriptions to the Mental Ray plugins or the standalone version. ...

    Started by Cad64‎, 25th Nov 2017 11:44 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    29th Nov 2017 03:08 am Go to last post
  2. Light (mrOmni) passing through geometry (Viewport only)

    Hi All I am completely stumped with this issue, even after finding many posts of people having similar problems. I am producing some external night-time AVRs (for the first time) and so have...

    Started by Esteban_CAD‎, 20th Apr 2017 04:17 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    20th Apr 2017 07:15 pm Go to last post
  3. Unhappy Free Camera Tool

    Hello, I keep placing the free camera on the view port. Once I add the camera to a path and change it from the z axis to the y axis so the camera will face towards an object..it keeps facing down for...

    Started by Mari1992zuniga‎, 10th Oct 2016 09:48 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    17th Dec 2016 10:38 pm Go to last post
  4. Stainless steal appliances look black!!!!!

    Hey Everyone, I am very new to 3D Max. I am creating a condo suite and I have imported some kitchen maid stainless steel appliances. The fridge is rendering great but the Stove and hook just look...

    Started by turtlelove226‎, 30th Oct 2014 06:39 pm
    3dmax, lighting, stainless steel, stove
    • Replies: 2
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    17th Dec 2016 10:21 pm Go to last post
  5. urgently need help, plz

    hi guys i know here is not a vray forum,, but I think there should be somebody to help me, the problem is when i click to render a single frame , it appears to render all 100 frame like this:...

    Started by remizana‎, 6th May 2016 05:17 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    6th May 2016 05:17 pm Go to last post
  6. 3DS Max animation - Can anyone recommend a company to render my animation/scene?

    Hi, I have developed a 3D model and imported everything into 3DS Max. Now I need a fly through presentation creating. I can add a camera along a path ready and set the scene up for animation, but...

    Started by Ste1978‎, 16th Jun 2015 09:56 am
    • Replies: 2
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    27th Sep 2015 08:18 pm Go to last post
  7. Photometric Grid

    I am in need of a photometric grid for a custom sized baseball field. Who can help me? I didn't see an area where I could match my project to freelancers. I've found the following available from...

    Started by camelchop‎, 21st Apr 2014 05:27 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    21st Aug 2015 04:11 pm Go to last post
  8. HELP! My material that is applied via bitmap is showing in view but not rendering

    Hi, I am ready to pull my hair out! I have applied custom material via a bitmap. HOWEVER, it will render the texture in grey scale if I uncheck the color tab under self illumination in the parent...

    Started by Nicole33‎, 14th Feb 2015 12:10 am
    • Replies: 2
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    15th Feb 2015 03:13 am Go to last post
  9. Question 3ds Sun & Sky

    Attached is an import from Revit... I exported a model as an FBX and it imported wonderfully. Even grabbed cameras, photometric lights, etc. Can someone look at my Sun Properties and see if I have...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 24th Jul 2013 07:43 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    14th Sep 2014 07:26 pm Go to last post
  10. Exclamation render image to bright

    hi every one i have a problem.. i use vray for rendering . now when i see the render preview then the quality is fine but when i save the render image it appears bright to much bright . i googled it...

    Started by uzixs911‎, 12th Feb 2014 01:49 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    14th Sep 2014 07:25 pm Go to last post
  11. Embarrassed unloading geometry in rendering - taking 2 days !

    Hi there, I've modeled my first project and I was wondering how it'd look like so I rendered with a normal vray setup. no excessive load on vray rendering parameters but for the task of unloading...

    Started by niegrau‎, 7th Sep 2013 11:07 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    29th Jul 2014 08:48 am Go to last post
  12. is there any shortcut to create a vray camera in a view?

    hi guys when I want to render for example a close up or front view of my work as you know with vray lights and settings it is appear burned out and I have to create a vray physical camera for each...

    Started by remizana‎, 4th Jul 2014 02:05 pm
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 10,204
    5th Jul 2014 04:46 pm Go to last post
  13. Help Rendering In 3ds Max

    I have a 3D model of car that can be opened in 3ds Max. Everything looks grey such as below image: How do I render the body, the rim, the headlight, everything. How to render the rim as...

    Started by basty‎, 26th May 2014 05:19 am
    • Replies: 3
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    27th May 2014 03:44 am Go to last post
  14. Exclamation IES plugin..!!

    Hello, Can someone please advice me on how and from which site, i can download IES PLUGIN for 3ds max 2009. I came to know about this plugin, while learning from tutorials on net. In there i saw,...

    Started by nidhi singhania‎, 8th Mar 2012 02:12 pm
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    4th May 2014 11:58 am Go to last post
  15. HDRI with sub-par results in 3ds Max

    I imported a Revit model and Max prompted me to use the mr Physical Sky with an Exposure Value of 15 to replace the sun light system from Revit, and all was fine. Rendered a couple things and it...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 15th Apr 2014 04:55 am
    • Replies: 4
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    15th Apr 2014 10:03 pm Go to last post
  16. Question Vray Sun Best Setting :)

    hi, i'm new in 3D max n i'm now trying to understand a bit about lighting. currently, i'm practicing doing an interior lighting using vray sun. I'd like to know: 1. The best place to put the vray...

    Started by missmie‎, 7th Apr 2014 08:26 am
    • Replies: 5
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    15th Apr 2014 10:46 am Go to last post
  17. Best HDRI sky maps?

    I have been using Google to look for HDRI sky maps. A co-worker and I just modeled a house in Revit for a friend of mine and now I want to import it into Max and do some very realistic renders,...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 7th Apr 2014 07:27 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 7,699
    7th Apr 2014 08:38 pm Go to last post
  18. install vray

    i am using max 2009. i tried to install the vray version for max 32 bit software...but i gave an error now from which source i download vray i wount install into my machine. have reinstall max 2 to...

    Started by uzixs911‎, 22nd Jan 2014 11:56 am
    • Replies: 5
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    18th Feb 2014 01:15 pm Go to last post
  19. Caustic Volume

    I'm new here but I have been here many times during searches and have found answers consistently. I hope to be able to add to the community in any way I can. I am using Mental Ray in Max 2014,...

    Started by Spumantii‎, 16th Oct 2013 03:55 am
    • Replies: 0
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    16th Oct 2013 03:55 am Go to last post
  20. light emits from center of image instead of light source

    hey everyone, i am currently rendering an interior and when i place a light to illuminate the space, and test render it, the center of the image is the one brightening up, if i add more lights,...

    Started by ThrashMetal‎, 21st Sep 2013 04:29 pm
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    28th Sep 2013 08:45 am Go to last post
  21. Exclamation help my render look terrible !! !!!!!!! help :(

    hey i am new to 3d max but i cant make a good render so please fix this for , me , this is a closed shap with small owmi light .. it shouldnt look like this :( why it look like crap ?? i have...

    Started by Mena__99‎, 22nd Sep 2013 01:53 am
    • Replies: 7
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    24th Sep 2013 04:03 pm Go to last post
  22. Question how to get the light rays for the lamp?

    I try to do a draft render with no GI at all, but only VrayLight (placed in the lamp- Mesh type). in the view port (set to: scene light with shadows enabled) this is what I get - see the image...

    Started by niegrau‎, 11th Sep 2013 10:11 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    12th Sep 2013 05:44 pm Go to last post
  23. Vray sun gives strange colors in rendering

    Hi everybody I have already read and understood vray guide on sun and sky but here I get a very strange color when rendering.I tried changing size and distance and multiplier,still cant get a nice...

    Started by ShivaRoma‎, 7th Sep 2013 02:37 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    11th Sep 2013 09:55 pm Go to last post
  24. Question Vray - Reference Guide

    Guys, 1. what is the best reference guide for Vray ? 2. Is there any Vray guide particularly for Architectural Rendering?

    Started by niegrau‎, 18th Aug 2013 06:51 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    9th Sep 2013 10:02 pm Go to last post
  25. Light bleed 3DS Max - Mental Ray

    I come across this every time I try and create architectural interiors and I can never work out why. My interior space is completely enclosed and solid (I have a material override on in the render...

    Started by james120479‎, 18th Feb 2013 09:34 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 7,783
    24th Jun 2013 11:00 am Go to last post

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