Maya Training

Creating characters In Maya and Zbrush

Maya Training

Creating character renders in Maya 2017 and Arnold

Maya Training

Spach-Alspaugh House the complete courseware
You are here > Home > SimplyMaya Community Forums

Welcome to Simply Maya

Please Sign in or Sign up for an account

Member Login

Lost your password?

Not a member yet? Sign Up!

Old 10-07-2009, 03:53 PM   #1
Registered User
penguin_chilli's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Sunny side of the UK
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Rendering Dilemma

Hey guys,

Heres what's happened - I successfully modeled, textured and rendered an object which rendered well using Maya Software as my 'Render Using' setting, however, when I switch to Mental Ray and render I get the following error: // Error: (mental ray) : ...uments/maya/projects/red_wagon/sourceimages/Apanelstripe.tif: file format subtype or version not supported

I experimented around with file compression settings and it works fine with Targa and TIFF(when compression is set to 'NONE'), however, i need to keep the layers so that i can tweak if needed. What would be the best file format to use? Would it be simpler to use a PSD Network?

Also, I just have a general wondering what format to save Maya scenes in as i'v heard .MA is favoured over .MB

Thanks in advance

The moment you begin to give up is the moment you begin to fail
penguin_chilli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2009, 05:16 PM   #2
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3,372
Thanks: 74
Thanked 710 Times in 642 Posts

I'm not sure about the rendering issue, but from what I remember about the .ma vs .mb, ma is an ascii file, which you can edit in a text editor if need be, but it is a larger file. mb is in binary, so obviously it would be hard to decipher if something went wrong, though it is a smaller file. As for preferred use, I guess it would depend on what your priorities are (size, safety?). Someone correct me if I'm wrong here
stwert is offline   Reply With Quote

A little bit about who we are
Links you might find useful
Catch up with SimplyMaya
SimplyMaya specialises in Maya tutorials. We offer over 1,000 individual Maya training videos, ranging from basic Maya tutorials through to intermediate Maya tutorials. Our tutorials are created by instructors with industry experience and are designed to get you up and running in Maya quickly without making it seem like hard work.

Copyright © 1999-2017 SimplyMaya - vBulletin® Copyright © 2000-2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.