View Full Version : TIFFs won't render in MR?

05 May 2009, 10:00 PM

I get this error message sometimes when I'm trying to render out texture maps in Maya - MR: Unrecognized file type, not an image file.. Anyone have an idea why?


05 May 2009, 10:51 PM
This is a common problem in mentalRay for Maya: check that your tiff file isn't compressed in LZW. Mr can't recognize the compressed tiffs, even the files created directly by Maya (for example bake maps and final renders) so you have to resave them in your favourite paint program.

05 May 2009, 11:00 PM
ur tiff is probably compressed using a lzw algorithm. Uncompress it

05 May 2009, 12:33 AM
Aaarrrggh! Thanks! That has been driving me crazy for some time..

05 May 2009, 07:53 AM
Hmmm, interesting thing to test: Can you get around this conversion indirectly in 2008+ by forcing maya to cache all MR textures as .map files (using the preference option that does this) ?

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