Shader Map Pro


came accross a another crazy app like crazy bump called ShaderMap Pro. You can generate Displacement, Normal, Amb Occ, Spec map, and DUDV maps for games…[Uv Distortion/mix of normal and a refraction map…I think~~~ :P] . Anyways you can test your generated maps on a custom model  and also batch generate maps through software interface or ” CMD ” :O … All Maps parameters  can be tweaked ….. In your ShaderMap Preview you can add multiple lights  and tweak them to get a realtime feedback on your texture.



3ds Max 2012. Iray Render test.

Iray for max is exceptionally fast and not much of tweaking required from the regular renderers like Mr


Lit this scene using a simple free HDRi, and the materials for this is basic A&D Materials… it took about 2.3  min’s to render this.. For a still shot Iray is  awesome :).

Also tried rendering a super duper heavy scene… and it rendered just fine 🙂

did not use HDRI here but used basic lights…available with max…

scene has 2507040  polygons … 😛 .. Yeah! a lot of polygons rendering on pc at realtime…

 model  by Kartik a zbrush obj, export size 200 mb

render time 5.5 mins

also a interior scene rendered

~ happy Iraying… “_”










MiP shader are hidden production shader to make them visible in maya we need to edit mentalrayCustomNodeClass.mel file, u can find the file in “C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Maya2010\scripts\others”. Open the mel file any text editor program like notpad++, editplus or even Microsoft trusty Notepad. Once the file is open scroll down to the end and look for code line “$enableMIPShaders == 0 ) ||” and change the value 0 to 1. thats it … now restart ur maya i’m using Maya 2010 this works in 2009 also :). If you get a error after opening maya saying icon file missing just ignore it.


I am going to use it on a very simple scene

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