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    Default Latest News and Release Notes

    Thank you for using Mental Ray for 3ds Max. Please check here for the latest news and release notes.


    For version 1.0, the release notes are attached here: RELEASE-NOTES-Mental-Ray-for-3ds-Max-2018.pdf
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    As of May 10, we have announced the release of NVIDIA Mental Ray for 3ds Max. See here:

    Mental Ray for 3ds Max Gets Major Boost
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    Please note that the download package contains installation executables for both the plugin and standalone/satellite. Standalone/satellite is not required for basic use inside of 3ds Max 2018.

    Excerpted from our README in the download package:


    Getting Started

    - To get started, the only installation needed is the Mental Ray for 3ds Max 2018 installer
    The plugin is free to use within 3ds Max for single frame or sequence renders.

    - To install the plugin, run Mental-Ray-3ds-Max-2018-WIN-1.0.exe

    - Purchase and installation of a Mental Ray for 3ds Max license is needed for rendering animations outside of
    the 3ds Max 2018 user interface. Details can be found at https://www.nvidia.com/object/nvidia...-products.html

    - Installation of the Mental Ray Standalone is used for rendering .mi files from command line.
    Satellite rendering (distributed bucket rendering) across networked machines is also possible with Standalone.

    - To install Standalone, run Mental-Ray-Standalone-3ds-Max-2018-WIN-1.0.exe

    - Documentation on how to use the plugin and Mental Ray can be found in your installation directory under docs.
    Both html-based and PDF formats are available.
    For the plugin, see C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2018\Plugins\NVIDIA\doc
    or for Standalone, see C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Mental Ray 3.14 Standalone for 3ds Max 2018\doc
    or look in the Windows Start menu under NVIDIA Corporation > Mental Ray for 3ds Max
    Barton Gawboy

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    Exclamation Important Fix for Mental Ray for 3ds Max 2018

    (EDIT: Cross-posting this important thread into our Latest News and Release Notes thread.)

    NVIDIA has confirmed a critical backwards compatibility issue when loading scenes using certain materials with the Mental Ray for 3ds Max that shipped on May 10, 2017.

    Issue:
    Loading scenes from an earlier 3ds Max version may result in their materials not being recognized in 3ds Max 2018, and scenes saved to an earlier 3ds Max version can also have difficulty with their materials not being recognized in the earlier 3ds Max.

    Fix:
    Uninstall Mental Ray for 3ds Max 2018. Download the new Mental Ray from 3ds Max posted on May 17, 2017 and install it.

    Result:
    3ds Max 2018 will now be backwards compatible with earlier releases, and saving to earlier 3ds Max versions will work fine.

    Temporary Situation:

    3ds Max 2018 scenes edited recently while using the first Mental Ray for 3ds Max will not be compatible with this update. Such files will work correctly with the next Mental Ray for 3ds Max update, scheduled for the week of May 22, 2017.

    If you are in mid-production with Mental Ray within 3ds Max 2018, and all is working well for you, we recommend that you wait for this update and do not uninstall as instructed above.
    Last edited by DavidM; May 17th, 2017 at 21:23.

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