Good news is the Realistic Architectural Visualization with 3ds max and mental ray book which I co-authored with Jamie Cardoso has now gone into a second printing. We were able to fix a few things in the book but unfortunately one was too late for the print / reproduction process (The bad news). So I'm posting it here and providing you a downloadable file to replace the exising file.
In Appendix 3, there is a file on the CD which is not referenced in the tutorial but which is provided to give you an idea of what the scene and file should look like once you are finished. Unfortunately, there is something wrong in the file which will give you incorrect results. In the file DOF_FE_Final.max Exposure controls have been turned on. To correct the error you can simply do the following:
- In the Render pull down menu, select Environment.
- In the Environment and Effects Dialog, go to the Exposure control rollout.
- In the Exposure Control type pull down list, change the type to no exposure control.
Now you are ready to render the scene and get the same results as when you go through the tutorial in the book.
If you would simply like to download a corrected file it is contained in a .zip file at the following URL.