Sunday, October 14, 2007

Mental Ray: The amazing CGI rendering software

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Have a look at these images. No, they aren't real. They are all computer generated images, rendered using an amazing tool called Mental Ray. Rendering is the process of generating an image from a model, by means of computer programs. It converts a 3 dimensional model into a 2 dimensional image. Mental ray has given us movies like The Matrix trilogy, The Hulk, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Men in Black, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, The Day After Tomorrow and more. I'm not a person who is fit to give you a lecture on Mental ray, so I won't. I will just show you it's wonderful capabilities.

The following images are taken from the site My Mental Ray. These are all computer generated.

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View the complete gallery here.

Here are some more images from Mental Ray's site

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With such a tool in hand, one would feel like God. You can find more images by doing an image search on Google with the keyword "mental ray"

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