About this series
These handbooks provide concise and up-to-date general and technical information about the commercially available rendering software mental ray. They address the needs of professional and non-professional users of the software as well as of software developers who intend to integrate the stand-alone version of mental ray or the mental ray component software into applications that require interactive photorealistic and high image quality programmable rendering. In addition, the books provide comprehensive information to students and researchers in compter graphics. mental ray is a valuable tool for teaching and demonstrating the fundamental concepts of photorealistic and programmable rendering as well as a benchmark and catalyst for further research.