well i found a new problem with this. i did all the steps and after i batch rendered and it finished doing that i looked for the avi file where it should have been but theres nothing there =/ could this be RAM problems?
When you render your film. Never render out an avi, it just doesnt work. Render your movie frames as targa files (great quality) and use VideoMach (Free) or Quicktime Pro to compile them together to create a avi or mov file. The link to VideoMach is here
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he means don't render to .avi format from maya... it's a better idea to render out to an image sequence, because if you find an error you can just go re-render some frames instead of the whole thing, and if maya burps while you're rendering to an avi file you won't get anything at all or a corrupt file, but if it crashes while you're rendering to a sequence you still get all the files it DID finish before crashing. you only have to go back and render the ones it didn't get to yet.