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in maya 2008 ext2, for some reason the final gather points will not show in
the viewport , unless you manually specify it in window -->
rendering editors --> mentalray --> map visualizer ,and every
time you hit the render button, you have to do this, so it is very
This is a quick hack , i modified a script comes with maya "mentalrayUpdateMapVisualizer.mel". location : D:/Program Files/Autodesk/Maya2008/scripts/others
and added 3 lines.
// a hack by hanjiang 2008-5-21
string $mentalRay=`workspace -rte mentalRay`;
$mapName =`workspace -q -rd`+(size($mentalRay)?$mentalRay:"renderData/mentalRay")+"/finalgMap/"+$mapName;
$mapName = toNativePath($mapName);
check if `workspace -rte mentalRay` exists or not? just to make sure
the path is valid, in my test, sometimes `workspace -rte mentalRay`
returns an empty string ( when you are using maya default project, and
the mentalray filed in the Edit Project window is empty ), so ...
you don't need to overwrite the script in maya2008/scripts/others
folder, just put it in your my documents/maya/2008/script or in the
folder you specified in MAYA_SCRIPT_PATH in maya.env. It'll
automatically override the default one.