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Old 17-08-2008, 08:38 AM   #1
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Once we finish making something, what's the best way to display it? Especially for viewers who might not have access to the maya software.

Do you make an animated fly-around and save it as a video? Are a series of screen-captures the simplest method?

Are there an instructions on best practices?

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Usually rendering a few scenes is enough to display your work. There's no need in a video unless you're animating something. Also posting Maya files is hardly necessary/advisable.

There is a vest amount of info under Help>Maya Help, though it's not always that useful/clear.

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Agreed. Some renders and or wireframe shots will do fine, some people do turntable animations or fly throughs, its up to you.
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Thanks for responding. I have been experimenting with the various settings.

Has anyone ever attempted to use Quicktime VR? It would be nice if a viewer, with QT installed, could rotate 3D models in order to view them from any angle.
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Now this is the way to go... for me anyway.

Using a website to display one's work in this manner is almost ideal. At least using a series of images allows the viewer to experience all aspects of the modeling.
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