1. Scene assembly is a new feature that got introduced in Maya 2013 Extension (aka 2013.5) . It will allow the users to build and interact with huge data sets without the burden of memory overhead.
    The artist will be able to quickly assemble and interact with the Maya scene at any given type of representation.
    In this tutorial, we will have a quick glance on what is Scene Assembly and how to implement it in our pipeline.

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  2. Render passes were first introduced in Maya 2009. The terms “Render Layers” and “Render Passes” are sometimes used interchangeably. However, this is inaccurate.
    In this tutorial we will explore how to extract the render passes out of Maya and going through all the available options.

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  3. In the second part will look into separating the scene elements in spate passes and incorporating render layers in our work-flow.

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  4. Continuing on my previous post Mental Ray Production Library– Enabling mip Shaders .We can now start exploring the available new nodes.
    In this session we will have a closer look at how to use the mip Shaders, in particular the mip_rayswitch and mip_rayswitch_advanced.
    This Shader will act as a gateway for the outgoing rays that are bouncing of an object or an environment. For example you can change the color of the reflection of any giving object in the scene. It can also be used to alter environments.

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  5. Continuing on my previous post Mental Ray Production Library– Enabling mip Shaders .We can now start exploring the available new nodes.
    In this session we will have a closer look at how to use the mip Shaders, in particular the mip_grayball.
    This is a simple Shader that can be utilized to shade an object via a texture file, very similar to the behavior of Mudbox lit Sphere material.
    With this workflow you can achieve the same look that you have in any 3D package, just by using a simple rendered sphere.

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