Finding Mental Ray Plug-in

Mental Ray is Missing in Maya 2016 – Can’t find Mental Ray

Mental Ray Plugin Needs to be downloaded from Autodesk separately.  It is not included in the download.

1.  Download it here. http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/maya/downloads/caas/downloads/content/mental-ray-plugin-for-maya-2016.html

2.  Close Maya and Reopen Maya

3.  Window – Settings/Preferences – Plug-in Manager

4.  Scroll to the bottom of the Plug-in Manager

5.  Find  Mayatomr.mll and Place a check in Loaded and Auto Load

6.  Click the X in the upper right to close.  No need to save.

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When you start Maya, may not see Mental Ray.  You will need to turn the plug-in on.  Here is how to do it.

1.  Window – Settings/Preferences – Plug-in Manager.

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2.  Scroll to the bottom of the list.

3.  Check the boxes next to Mayatomr.mll

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You can see it is loaded by to the Render Settings.  Click on the Movie Icon below or go to Window – Rendering Editors – Render Settings to open the Render Settings.

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Click the dropdown arrow and select mental ray – If it is not there, then you must go back to the plug-in manager and make sure the box is checked.

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