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Which Autodesk products use the Mental Ray technology?

A - answer Autodesk cooperates with the company Mental Images (developer of mental ray) since the year 1996. The first Autodesk product with the visualization/3D rendering technology by Mental Images was 3ds max 2.0 and 3D Studio VIZ R2.

Mental Ray and Mental Matter were later added also to other Autodesk applications. In newer versions of these applications, the following versions of the mental ray rendering kernel are available:

Autodesk 3ds max
3ds max 2010mental ray 3.7+
3ds max 2009mental ray 3.6.51
3ds max 2008mental ray 3.6
3ds max 9mental ray 3.5
3ds max 8mental ray 3.4, mental matter 3.4
3ds max 7mental ray 3.3, mental matter 3.3
Autodesk VIZ
VIZ 2008mental ray 3.5, mental matter 3.5
VIZ 2007mental ray 3.4, mental matter 3.4
VIZ 2006mental ray 3.3, mental matter 3.3
Autodesk Maya
Maya 2013mental ray 3.10
Maya 2012mental ray 3.9
Maya 2011mental ray 3.8
Maya 2008mental ray 3.6
Maya 8mental ray 3.5
Maya 7mental ray 3.4
Autodesk ImageStudio
ImageStudio 3mental ray 3.4
AutoCAD (+ADT,Civil...)
AutoCAD 2015mental ray 3.12 (
AutoCAD 2014mental ray 3.8 (
AutoCAD 2013mental ray 3.8 (
AutoCAD 2012mental ray 3.8 (
AutoCAD 2011mental ray 3.8 (
AutoCAD 2010mental ray 3.6 (
AutoCAD 2009mental ray 3.6 (
AutoCAD 2008mental ray 3.5 (
AutoCAD 2007mental ray 3.4 (
Autodesk Inventor
Inventor 2014mental ray 3.8 (
Inventor 2013mental ray 3.8 (
Inventor 2012mental ray 3.8 (
Inventor 2010mental ray 3.6 (
Inventor 2009mental ray 3.5 (
Inventor 2008mental ray 3.5 (
Inventor 11mental ray 3.4 (
Inventor 10mental ray 3.3 (
Revit 2014mental ray 3.10 (
Revit 2010mental ray 3.6 (
Revit 2009mental ray 3.6 (

(raytracing, gi global illumination, final gather)

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18.9.2006    19018×  
applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD Architecture · VIZ · 3ds Max · Inventor · Maya · Civil 3D 3D · Revit ·

See also:
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