Playblast Storage Problem

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  07 July 2013
Playblast Storage Problem

Hi guys,
this has been really bugging me lately. I've discovered that when I playblast a scene, which is quite frequently, my hard drive space gets eaten up significantly. I have enabled remove temporary files, and manually remove the files that are written to disk, yet still my storage gets eaten up.

Today I took my computer into Apple and had my disk reformatted (which of course made me reinstall Maya and all other apps). After playblasting ~100 frames, three GB of storage was destroyed!

Does anyone have an idea of where these files are (not in /var directory, already looked)? This is killing me, I'll hopefully be contacting Autodesk tomorrow via phone.

  07 July 2013
you need to send the playblast somewhere. Its in the options. Dont go temp. You will be fine.
I know exactly what your talking about. I playblast a lot of hd lol those are some big files. When I set a directory, maya pops up a window saying do you want to overwrite existing playblast. Then I only store one. If I want to compare, I give it a new name.
  07 July 2013
Hey, thanks a lot man ! I'm overriding the files, works like a charm!
It was very strange that it was sucking up all my storage, literally 100 GB! Those darn temp files I guess.

  07 July 2013
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