Introduction to Maya - Modeling Fundamentals Vol 1
This course will look at the fundamentals of modeling in Maya with an emphasis on creating good topology. We'll look at what makes a good model in Maya and why objects are modeled in the way they are.
# 1 26-07-2013 , 04:32 AM
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Maya Playblast Storage Problem

Hi guys,
this has been really bugging me lately. I've discovered that when I playblast a scene, which is quite frequently, my hard drive space gets eaten up significantly. I have enabled remove temporary files, and also manually remove the files that are written to disk, yet still my storage gets eaten up.

Today I took my computer into Apple and had my disk reformatted (which of course made me reinstall Maya and all other apps). After playblasting ~100 frames, three GB of storage was gone! Not normal!

Does anyone have an idea of where these files are (not in /var directory, already looked)? This is killing me, I'll hopefully be contacting Autodesk tomorrow via phone.

Best,
Colby

# 2 26-07-2013 , 07:51 PM
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It always helps to say what version of Maya you're using. Anyway, what are your format settings when you playblast?


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# 3 26-07-2013 , 08:18 PM
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Hi Genny,
thanks for the reply! I think I've figured it out. I'm running Maya 2013.

I didn't have the SAVE TO FILE setting enabled in the playblast window. Someone over at CGTalk helped me out, and when I enabled this setting the problem was solved!

Very, VERY strange, can't quite figure out why it was bogging down my storage, but when I enable save to file - the problem is solved. No more GB lost.

Best,
Colby

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