he 2nd Edition of the book "Realistic Architectural Visualization with 3ds Max and mental ray" is now available.
The book was co-authored by Roger Cusson and Jamie Cardoso. It features sections on the basics of mental ray, and project based sections where you develop materials and lighting for real scenes. These scenes include; an interior of a living room, a photomontage of an exterior of a building, an interior atrium, and a harbor.
You can order the book in the US on online sites like Amazon.
Here are a few more images from the book, which are based on the projects you work through in the chapters.
Via Roger Cusson's blog