Lost Adventurer, Aleks Kirilenko (3D)
LC #42 Pipers Alley

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05-24-2009, 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?


05-24-2009, 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.

05-24-2009, 11:00 PM
ur tiff is probably compressed using a lzw algorithm. Uncompress it

05-25-2009, 12:33 AM
Aaarrrggh! Thanks! That has been driving me crazy for some time..

05-25-2009, 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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