This week’s got a really exciting topic; the Sunlight System in 3d Studio Max’s mental ray. The system is easy enough that you can throw it up in a scene in a matter of seconds, but powerful enough to make just about anything look fantastic. The color, the intensities, and the sheer crispness of the render will make you go gaga over it too.
In this video I show you how to navigate some of the basics of using the sunlight system, followed by how you can use sunlight to illuminate interior scenes. I’m sorry if it seems like I’m going too fast; there’s just so much to cover! If you have any questions, feel free to post a comment and I’ll do my best to answer!