High-tech training company Mesmer Inc. has released the learning DVD title Real Maya mental ray for Maya artists and animators. Six months in development, the DVD promises to offer a decade of learning about mental ray on one disc and features more than 3 hours of finished work culled and edited from more than 40 hours of original content.
The Real Maya mental ray DVD was a collaborative effort between three of Mesmer’s top artists and animators: Rick McCann, Brian Demong and Anthony Rossano. Topics include micro pixel displacement, procedural shaders, scene optimization, motion blur, global illumination, caustics, final gathering, volume lighting and image-based lighting.
Real Maya mental ray is available from www.mesmer.com, www.amazon.com and other DVD outlets. Educators and schools may buy in bulk at substantial discounts by contacting Mesmer Press directly, at 1-800-237-7311.