mental ray

Nvidia open-sources MDL

SDK of the Material Definition Language supported in V-Ray, Substance Designer and Adobe tools now available as source code.

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Mental Ray: a retrospective

To mark the news that Nvidia is to discontinue the renderer, we look back over the highs and lows of nearly 30 years of Mental Ray.

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Nvidia discontinues Mental Ray

Sales of the standalone renderer and the 3ds Max and Maya plugins stop today. Work on Iray continues via Nvidia's development partners.

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Autodesk ships 3ds Max 2018

Update replaces the mental ray renderer with Arnold 5, adds new options for customising the interface and editing motion paths.

Thursday, April 13th, 2017