Hello Fellow Forum Members,
I’m nearing the completion of my final year project ( virtual showroom) & beginning to render all my work. Lately, I encountered a serious problem with rendering & version compatibility.
I intend to use www.renderplanet.com as my online render farm service of choice because it’s totally free & I’m provided with about 64 AMD Athlon processors to render my Maya scenes. It’s the only way to get my renders done fast.
However, I’m hit with quite an impossible problem. Originally I started modeling my showroom using Maya 5.01 (in the beginning). Then Maya 6.0 came out & I upgraded to it. Now all my 3D models are saved under the version 6.0 format, which is unreadable if I were to open the same models using version 5.01.
Here lies the problem : I can’t revert back to version 5.01 b.c. I encountered an error message sayng that Maya version 5.01 can’t read my scene files because it does not recognise the file newer format. However, when I reinstalled version 6.0, I could open the scene. Moreover, renderplanet still supports only version 5.01 & not version 6.0. That was why I was unable to upload my scene files to renderplanet.
Do you know if there’re any special conversion s/w out there that can reconvert my version 6.0 models back into the format that version 5.01 can read? Or else I can’t use renderplanet for my rendering. I’ve also researched on other online renderfarms (www.hires.com). They also still support version 5.01, & they charge a fee for rendering. Renderplanet is free.
I hope this problem can be undone & solved. Thanks in advance for your help