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This 3ds Max blog is a team effort by Nicolas Holst, Lee Montgomery, Vishnu Ramdass and Anil Choudhary.

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mental ray Fatal Error with Double Sided material
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mental ray Fatal Error with Double Sided material

Posted 27 February 2014 5:06 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games , Film, TV and VFX , Design Visualization ,

Any scene containing a double sided material with specific settings will cause a mental ray fatal error if GI is enabled. Settings for the Double Sided material: -Translucency higher than 0 -Either the Facing or Back material disabled (unchecked) or containing no material in the slot

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What happened to the mental ray Diagnosis tool?
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What happened to the mental ray Diagnosis tool?

Posted 28 August 2013 6:58 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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Explanation of why the diagnosis tool cannot be enabled by default in Max 2014

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How do you think glossiness should work?
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How do you think glossiness should work?

Posted 19 August 2013 11:51 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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Vote for your preferred option on Zap's blog!

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Composite 2014 - Crash on Render
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Composite 2014 - Crash on Render

Posted 11 July 2013 8:26 pm by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games ,

Composite 2014 crashes when attempting to Render

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Iray samplers
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Iray samplers

Posted 31 May 2013 10:35 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games ,

When to use one or both of them, a nice blog post on the iray dev blog.

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Access denied error when editing the max.rayhost from within 3ds Max
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Access denied error when editing the max.rayhost from within 3ds Max

Posted 18 February 2013 3:31 pm by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games ,

Three approaches on how to work around that error.

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iray material for 3ds Max 2013
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iray material for 3ds Max 2013

Posted 25 July 2012 7:12 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

Industry: Games ,

Direct access to iray's material model

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Sending a scene to Backburner in 3ds Max 2013
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Sending a scene to Backburner in 3ds Max 2013

Posted 31 May 2012 11:45 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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Comparing how it worked in previous releases with how it works in 3ds Max 2013.

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Unicode job names get mangled in Backburner 2013
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Unicode job names get mangled in Backburner 2013

Posted 18 April 2012 1:00 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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Only affects job name in Backburner manager, server and monitor.

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Using high resolution textures in the viewport
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Using high resolution textures in the viewport

Posted 26 March 2012 1:00 am by MaxStation on MaxStation

Software: Autodesk 3ds Max ,

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Using bitmap proxies to give you the best performance in the viewport

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