Q: I can’t find Mental Ray in Autodesk Maya

If you can’t select ,Mental Ray as a renderer in your drop down menu under your render options ( see below ) Then it is most likely that your Mental Ray option isn’t loaded in your Plugin Manager

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To solve this problem go to Window – Settings/Preferences – Plug-in Manager

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Scroll down in the menu and look for Mayatomr.mll

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Check both Loaded and Autoload. Mental Ray should now be loaded and you should be able to use mental Ray.

If you have any questions, please contact me at mh-tutorials@hotmail.com or check out my channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/MikeHermes65

5 thoughts on “Q: I can’t find Mental Ray in Autodesk Maya

  1. I have 1 problem with the plugin.When i use the materials of mental ray for example mia_material_x1(the 1 im trying to use to make glass things like glass cups etc) says “The plug-in does not support the following material types:
    Material mia_material_x_passes1 will be exported as a grey Lambert material.”

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    • Hi Razor,

      Based on what you are saying I assume you wanted to export your object as an FBX with the Mia shaders. Here are two options to fix your problem; 1. Update your FBX plugin version or 2. Try exporting an OBJ

      Let me know how it turns out,

      Best of luck,

      Mike Hermes
      MH Tutorials

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