View Full Version : print size vs to ?

02 February 2006, 01:07 PM
hello all,

i have a little problem here & i need some help,i have to render a scene to be printed on a
(5 x 8) meter " (16.4 x 26.2) feet " paper & am not sure on which resolution should i render is there a way to determine that ?? as i don't want to get any pixelated printout after a long render..
any help would be much appreciated..

02 February 2006, 01:46 PM
The best solution would be to ask your client. If the client doesn't know, ask him for the phone number of the company/store which is going to print this, they should know.

A render in that size will be pixelated(I think) because you won't render this in 300 dpi.
Sounds loike a billboard or something and nobody wil come that close to see any pixels.

Once again, ask your client, they should know.

02 February 2006, 06:54 PM
normal resolution for a printing is generally taken as 150,good=300, vry gud=600 and too good=1200...etc
but it leads to heavy file size as in ur case it ll b very heavy with 600 to 800ppi.
jst go for 300 as normal and chek it by presing print size button/option under view menu.
if it shows pixalated u can increase it else go with.
be sure to turn it before painting and if u scanned it..always scan at double the resolution u needed for the final output.
1" x 1" box with 300 reso and rgb mode gonna cost u in memory as 900 bytes and 1' x 1' = 144 x 900 = 129600 bytes or u can say 129.6 kb or .129 mb so u can calculate abt the ram part as well...etc

02 February 2006, 08:55 PM
If you use Maya, there are few new parameters in v7 under the render globals where you can adjust size, resolution... for prints

02 February 2006, 02:10 PM

I'd suggest you find out how far away the printed piece will be viewed from. A 16'x26' piece suggests to me that the audience may not be looking at if within a 6 foot range. If this is the case, then your printer may let you prep the file at less ppi since no one will be close enough to see the dots.

I've done a highway billboard (wide ink jet print) that was printed at 30 feet wide by 12 feet high and the ppi was 27. If the ppi were even 150, the file size was something like 2+Gigs!

02 February 2006, 02:12 PM
you can also use 3ds max Print Size Winzard, if you are using 3ds max for your work. it really helps to determine the exact DPI and print size.

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