MDL Specification Released
The Material Definition Language (MDL) Spec 1.1 has been released.
Currently used in iray, MDL is coming to mental ray 3.13 in less than a year’s time. Flexible layer-able components with cross compatibility between iray and mental ray will be a reality. Allowing you to render scenes based on your preference rather than a limitation in time to transfer materials and looks between them.
This also opens up many other doors to improved flexible rendering in mental ray using the workflow introduced by the Layering Library (MILA)