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Mental Ray and Arnold is missing from my 3ds Max 2018.

A - answer Autodesk 3ds Max does not contain the nVidia Mental Ray and iRay renderers anymore, they can be installed later as commercial licenses from nVidia.

Nevertheless, a standard part of the Max installation is the license of the modern, awarded renderer "Arnold for 3ds Max" (MAXtoA). This module has a form of a plugin maxtoa.mll (not included in the Design Suites installation media). Additional installations of the Arnold module - e.g. for later installations into 3ds Max licenses in Design Suites, for future updates of this plugin, or for network rendering licenses - can be obtained on the Solid Angle web site.

In 3ds Max 2018, you can also use other included renderers like Scanline, Quicksilver and Autodesk Raytracer (ART), or install additional third-party renderers like V-Ray, Corona or OctaneRender.

See also Arnold basics:

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applies to: 3ds Max 2018 ·

See also:
Tip 8529:How to use CUDA GPU to accelerate rendering in 3ds Max?
Tip 7473:Materials missing after import of FBX file into 3ds Max.
Tip 1158:How to use Mental Ray renderer v1.x with 3ds max 4?
Tip 1009:Will 3D Studio VIZ or MAX run under Windows 2000?
Tip 897:How to set rendering options from LISP?

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