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S E D A H
03-23-2003, 04:59 PM
lm on a big project (personal) and l want to know whats is the diff if l puit all my mapping in maya.iff instead of tga or just iff.
is my render will be more speedy....my texture will never get off when rendering what to know all advantage on that
Thx

beaker
03-23-2003, 08:16 PM
Yes, iff and sgi textures render faster than other file formats like tga, tiff, etc... Though the fastest is if you convert everything to BOT files. Since that is the default file format that maya converts it to before it renders. Though if your rendering on a farm you need to setup a script copy all the BOT files locally to the machne otherwise you will get a speed hit from multiple machines trying to access the file at the same time.

Pixho talks about this issue here:
http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=29386&highlight=Block

beaker
03-23-2003, 08:18 PM
Forgot to add. Pixho has a nice little utility to automate changing your textures to bot files here:
http://www.3dluvr.com/pixho/toolbox/mel/makeTBOT/toolBOT_doc.htm

S E D A H
03-23-2003, 09:55 PM
Cool thx Beaker............:) :thumbsup:

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