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  1. RAY TRACING: SPEEDING UP THINGS (OBJECTS)
  2. RAY TRACING: SPEEDING UP THINGS (GLOBALS)
  3. RAYTRACING: INDEX OF REFRACTION (IOR)
  4. RENDERING: FILTERS FOR STILL IMAGES VERSUS VIDEO
  5. RENDERING VIDEO: RENDER FRAMES, NOT FIELDS
  6. RENDERING VIDEO: MAKE SURE VIDEO COLOR CHECK IS ON
  7. RENDERING VIDEO: CHECK YOUR GAMMA!
  8. RENDERING GREAT BIG, GIANT, HONKING, ENORMOUS IMAGES SUCCESSFULLY
  9. DON'T RENDER MOVIES—RENDER FRAMES!
  10. SPEAKING OF THE RAM PLAYER...
  11. RERENDERING FROM THE ENVIRONMENT BACKGROUND
  12. OKAY, SO YOU REALLY WANT TO RERENDER YOUR ANIMATION...
  13. IFL = IMAGE FILE LIST
  14. YOU CAN'T CREATE .IFL FILES ON READ-ONLY MEDIA!
  15. MANIPULATING IMAGE SEQUENCES USING .IFLS
  16. CREATE NESTED .IFL FILES
  17. A CHICKEN AND EGG PROBLEM: HOW DO YOU SET UP AN ANIMATED BACKGROUND FOR A SCENE IF YOU HAVEN'T RENDERED THE BACKGROUND YET?
  18. COULD YOU MAKE THINGS MORE COMPLICATED, PLEASE? (WHAT ABOUT USING A COMPOSITING PROGRAM?)
  19. COMPOSITING USING VIDEO POST
  20. RENDERING WITH SCANLINE MOTION BLUR: MULTI-PASS AND IMAGE
  21. RENDERING WITH SCANLINE: MIX IMAGE AND MULTI-PASS MOTION BLUR
  22. RENDERING IMAGES FOR PRINT: TEACH THOSE PRINT FOLKS A LESSON (OR TWO...)
  23. RENDERING IMAGES FOR PRINT: OH YEAH, ANOTHER THING...
  24. "THOSE PRINT PEOPLE"—MAKE IT EASIER ON THEM WITH 3DS MAX 6
  25. THE PRINT SIZE WIZARD (ENOUGH WITH THE PRINTING STUFF ALREADY!)
  26. MENTAL RAY IS IN THE BUILDING!
  27. MENTAL RAY IS ON THE COUCH!
  28. USE MENTAL RAY'S IMAGE SAMPLING WISELY
  29. IN MENTAL RAY, CONTRAST CAN SAVE YOUR DAY!
  30. HIDDEN LINE RENDERING: RENDER TO VECTORS IN MENTAL RAY
  31. TRIM YOUR (BSP) TREE IN MENTAL RAY
  32. MENTAL RAY PREFERENCES: PLEASE LEAVE ME A MESSAGE
  33. RENDERING AESTHETICS: OUTER SPACE SCENES
  34. RENDERING AESTHETICS: UNDERWATER SCENES
  35. RENDERING AESTHETICS: DISTANT LANDSCAPES
  36. RENDERING AESTHETICS: STILL LIFE AND MACROPHOTOGRAPHY
  37. "HELLO... YOU'VE GOT RENDER!"
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"HELLO... YOU'VE GOT RENDER!"

Okay, so you've set up several 3D sequences to render, and you're going to walk away from your computer (or render farm) for a while. If you can't resist the urge to check on your renders (even while you're away from home), and you have an always-on Internet connection, you can have 3ds max actually contact you to let you know what's up. Just go to the Rendering > Render Scene > Common panel, and open the Email Notifications rollout. There, you can enable Notifications and set up various categories of email alerts detailing general frame progress, failures, and/or completion of the job. All you have to do is put in the correct From and To email addresses and the address of your SMTP server, and you're good to go. If you have a cell phone or a personal digital assistant (PDA) such as a Palm Pilot or Blackberry that receives email, you can get the status of your renders while you're on the road, in a restaurant, or even in the middle of a romantic interlude.

"Honey, you have the most beautiful...."

BEEP, BEEP!

"Whoops, gotta go—my rendering of the Enterprise attacking the Death Star just finished!"

Figure 6.41Figure 6.41

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