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Chapter 15: Fur, Hair, and Clothing > Rendering Fur Using mental ray

Rendering Fur Using mental ray

You can render fur using mental ray or Maya Software. When rendering with Maya Software, you'll need to add a fur shadowing node to the lights in the scene. In this section, you'll learn how to refine the look of the fur with mental ray.

If you plan to use depth map shadows, use the Production: Rapid Fur preset. If you plan to use raytrace shadows, use the Production: Fine Trace Render preset. If you need the fur to appear in reflections or refractions, use raytracing.

Fur renders use indirect lighting techniques such as Final Gathering. Be aware that the render times for dense fur descriptions when Final Gathering is enabled can be quite long.

To create a realistic render of the hound using raytracing, follow these steps:


  

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