How to Enable Mental Ray in Maya
Maya is an amazingly powerful 3D modeling software program capable of creating pretty much anything you can think up. One way to make your renders look even better is to use mental ray. This article aims on how to enable this feature in Maya 2012, as well as many other versions of Maya. Let's get started.
First you wanna go ahead and open Maya 2011, or whichever version you have. Set your project and open your scene, or start a fresh scene and proceed to step 2.
Next you want to go to Window-->Settings/Preferences-->Plug-in Manager.
Finally, you're going to want to scroll down in the plug-in manager window until you see Mayatomr.bundle. Make sure the load and auto-load boxes are checked, hit refresh, and then close the window.
And there you have it! You are now on your way to better looking renders.
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