|Mental Ray is back! 3D Render by Amaru Zeas|
For Educators or School Administrators
Educators must use their school-issued email address when reapplying through the REAPPLY link so that NVIDIA can review the application. Educators should use the institution’s email account, as faculty status and curriculum availability will be reviewed as part of the approval process.
Students can download Mental Ray for Maya absolutely free. Although, obviously, you can't use it for commercial purposes without a commercial license. http://www.nvidia.com/object/download-mental-ray.html
To find out more about Mental Ray, see this post on how to match a batch render of your frames. Also watch this free video below on how to use Mental Ray's Physical Sun and Sky in Maya. It's a great way to light your shots simply and quickly.
The Escape Studios Animation Blog offers a personal view on the art of animation and visual effects. To find out more about our new BA/MArt, now recruiting for September 2017, follow this link. To apply, visit the offical page here.