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11 November 2005, 09:59 PM
Hi Guys,
since a couple of days ago I keep an error messages in Maya renderlog while trying to batch rendering (>more than 1 frame) in any multiple file extension format (avi, tiff , etc). I get this with all file formats EXCEPT for IFF (which seems to work fine to render to).

The error in mayaRenderLog.txt is: "Error: line 1: An error has occurred. Rendering aborted"

After the 1st frame has been rendered the script editor just shows:

"// Result: Rendering PostProcessing. //
// Result: Rendering Completed. See mayaRenderLog.txt for information. //"

I have not changed any hardware configuration.

This is what I've done:
+ Recreated the directories prefs & presets.
+ I've set different project directories and checked but they are all set correctly.
+ Cleaned up all Maya temporary files under "LocalSettings" directory

Oh yeah, and it only happens with "Maya Software" renderer...
I cannot even create a new scene, keyframe a cube and then batch render 10 frames.

Does anyone have any idea how I can go about troubleshooting this ?

Is a reinstall the best way out ?

Any ideas are greatly appreciated :)


11 November 2005, 11:18 AM
Just to let you know that it's solved and posting solution here in case somebody could benefit from it.

The problem is in my "prefs" folder.

I started up Maya with my "bad" prefs folder --> kept getting the error.
I delete the "bad" prefs folder --> still got the error.

That made me believe that it was NOT the prefs folder. BUT if I ONCE start Maya with my "bad" prefs folder it will be screwed no matter what I do till I reboot.

Simple solution was just to:
1) Delete bad prefs folder
2) Reboot <no reboot = non working Maya>
3) Create a new empty prefs folder
4) Start Maya

I gotta love this application :)

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