Mental Ray DVD for Maya Artists released

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, and other DVD outlets. Educators and schools may buy in bulk at substantial discounts by contacting Mesmer Press directly, at 1-800-237-7311.