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Old 24-05-2008, 11:07 PM   #1
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Default Mental ray, help :)

Hey guys, im probably going to look stupid here, I've looked everywhere and no-ones complained about the problem im having lmao, how dumb am i lol,

Anywho, ive made a backdrop scene for something im doing and i want to render the backdrop animation with mental ray, as it the most realistic render engine for my scene, however, when i go to render settings, the (*.AVI) ext is not there with mental ray?... so im lost.. do i render the images seperatly and join them later or something?i really am lost..

here is a pic of the scene i've made, its pretty basic, i need to ask for some advice with my sdk setup aswell but i'll leave that for another time. in the animation the floor retracts over a pit and has fold out panels inside that fill in the gaps between each floor board.
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never EVER render to .avi... there's too many things that can go wrong.

render to still images and put them together in a compositing or editing program.
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1. Open the Render Global Settings window and choose Mental Ray in the Render Using drop-down list. In the Common tab, enter name of your file. In the Frame/Animation Ext drop-down list, select name.#.ext, and set the image format to Targa (tga) or .tiff .

2. Change Frame Padding to 4 to add 4 digits after the name. This setting keeps the animation's still frames in sequential numbers. In the Resolution section, select a Preset from drop-down list.

Hope that helps out!
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