+ i3DTutorials™ announces their latest training product for SOFTIMAGEXSI, " Rendering with SOFTIMAGEXSI v.II: mental ray ™". This latest offering from the growing i3DTutorials™ library of SOFTIMAGEXSI training products, teaches artists advanced production techniques for using the industry standard mental ray renderer to create imagery of exquisite and stunning detail. Emphasizing production proven techniques, users are taken through a series of demanding production scenes that mimic the complex scenarios and challenges commonly found when producing renders for production. Picking up where volume one left off, " Rendering with SOFTIMAGEXSI v.II: mental ray ™" continues to cover new features of SOFTIMAGEXSI 7 and mental ray. Learn new features and tools in SOFTIMAGEXSI 7 that will allow you to take advantage of the latest mental ray technology and take your renders to the next level. Some highlights include new shaders, such as the Bokeh lens shader used to create photo-realistic depth of field rendering effects. Also covered, is the new Irradiance Particles indirect illumination algorithm introduced with the latest version of mental ray. Learn to use the power of Irradiance Particles in the first in-depth training product of its kind developed for SOFTIMAGEXSI 7 and Irradiance Particles. Discover the technical details of this new rendering feature and learn to take full advantage of the benefits Irradiance Particles offers you by learning production techniques that will teach you how to render as fast as possible without sacrificing quality. Addressing the need and demand for professional training for SOFTIMAGEXSI, “Rendering with SOFTIMAGEXSI v.II: mental ray ™” teaches the techniques needed to truly take advantage of the power of SOFTIMAGEXSI 7 and mental ray.
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