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Thread: Can I use the shaders in Softimage ? How ?

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    Default Can I use the shaders in Softimage ? How ?

    Hi, I like the shaders at http://materials.mentalimages.com/browse.php, can I use them in Softimage ? If yes, how would I do that ?

    Tips very appreciated.
    regards,
    Frank
    Last edited by bart; April 2nd, 2012 at 20:28.

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    I will have to research that. In general the material library exposes MetaSL materials, not shaders. So softimage would need to expose the material interface to the user.

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    until now, Softimage has not exposed the MetaSL capabilities of mental ray to the user.

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    you can expose all the metasl nodes in xsi, but there is no output of the illum shaders, so you cant connect them to the material slot.

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    What are you guys waiting for?

    Some years ago, MR was super implented in Softimage but now it's kind of outdated..

    I guess it wouldnt be much effort to provide a little addon for Softimage to use the MetaSL materials from the website since it's also Mental Ray.

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    Hi JonathanF,

    Thanks for the feedback.
    unfortunately its not just a simple matter of us providing an addon. We are working on getting mr integration improved but this needs to be done together with Autodesk.

    cu
    Jan

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