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06-19-2007, 09:44 PM
Hi, I render an animaton ,with only 3 very simple objects ,and the resulting images are huge (HD 1080 = 8 Mb -targa) and eventully I run out of disk space .Is there an option in Maya to render compressed images?

06-19-2007, 11:04 PM
Hmm, well, TGA is almost a non-compressed format, so im thinkin either zip the frames u have, render at a different res, or render at another format. :P

06-20-2007, 07:10 AM
Maya iff file format would be your best bet.

06-20-2007, 07:49 AM
iff isn't as portable, but it may work for you. But TGA has RLE encoding which is lossless but only efficient with big flat surfaces such as graphics, but if your software supports it you can use TIF with LZW compression, that's essentially the same as a ZIP-compression, which of course is lossless and built into the format, but not all software supports writing to it.

06-20-2007, 12:09 PM
Thanks all for reply , i choose tiff ( only 200 kb at the same resolution :))

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