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12 December 2002, 11:08 PM
k..i just finished making a 4 minute animation and im going to start the editing. I split the animation into 30 diffrent scenes so its not one big file. I have Adobe After Effects as my editing program. I need some advise about how i should render my scenes? jpeg, avi, tif ...etc... so that i get the best quality yet it doesnt take up too much space. Its my first time editing a movie so i dont know much. Oh, and rendering 4 minutes of animation will take an extremely long time. Any hints to make this shorter or easier. Is there something i could do so that after it finishes rendering one scene it automatically goes on to the next? Any comments would be greatly appreciated. Thanx!

12 December 2002, 01:33 PM
Targa and Tiff sequence gives the best quality and are also good for editing as you can easily alter the frames, but you have to compromise with size. Or you can use a avi also with Divx compressor.
Regarding scene rendering you can add all your scenes to batch so when one gets over other will automatically start.

Hope I was able to provide the information you want


12 December 2002, 07:44 PM
Work on high-res, and then export in the format you need or a tape k7

12 December 2002, 01:29 AM
I would use either iff or sgi. They are the smallest/most compressed file formats that maya outputs that is lossless. Probably sgi since many more apps can read it by default then iff.

12 December 2002, 07:20 AM
Yes iff or sgi are the best for the type of work you are talking about and are supported by all compositing softwares.

12 December 2002, 04:29 PM
vishal what do you mean add them all to batch and the will automatically start. It says to do this everywhere i looked but i have no idea how. i know i gotta put something in the command line but ive tryed that and it doesnt work.

thanx everybody for your replies.:buttrock:

12 December 2002, 01:17 PM
there is some optimization that u can make to take less to render, but i must know: when you said that the rendering times are longer, they are from the 3d aplication or from after effects?

just as Vishal said, use the divx codec to make your "preview" files, they size of the files will be small and the quality ok.

12 December 2002, 06:03 PM
i ment rendering from maya

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