This image is using all free photometric lights. I want to use a spot style light to achieve a wall wash in the bathtub area for example. I changed the lights above the tub to mr area spot lights and they don’t render. I’m using 3ds Max Design 2010, mental ray, mr photometric with gi. Any thoughts?
I would actually recommend finding an IES file for a spot light similar to what you have modeled. There are some out there that will give you a very realistic look, with the minor variations in the brightness near the cone that would add some realism.
Check http://www.erco.com or other light manufacturer’s websites. They usually have the IES data available for download. Some even have a 3D file of the fixture itself.