[Sidefx-houdini-list] Houdini Mental Ray

Peter Bowmar pbowmar at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 03:44:49 EDT 2007

Oh yeah, I hear what you're saying, you're correct. I just mean for my
own use :)


Peter B

On 01/08/07, Dragos Stefan <ds_list at dsg.ro> wrote:
> It's true that Mantra is very cool and price effective, but: Mental Ray
> can still be good for some raytracing jobs and, more importantly, it
> comes bundled with all the competing Houdini packages: Max, Maya, XSI.
> That means there are many chances for a Houdini license to land in a
> studio which already has experienced MRay people and maybe internal
> shader libraries, adn maybe a renderfarm populated with Mental Ray
> standalones. It can make the Houdini integration easier if Houdini is
> nice to Mental Ray :)
> Dragos
> Peter Bowmar wrote:
> > I believe Liza Keith was involved in doing Mental Ray for Shadetree a
> > few years ago, so it's possible for sure. Clearly, XSI has a shadetree
> > UI for MR as well.  How easy it is, or how much demand there is, is a
> > separate issue. Personally, I don't see the point in MR since Mantra
> > kicks so much ass now, and is so much cheaper (i.e. free) than MR or
> > PRman.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Peter B
> >
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