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'giant' rendering
show user profile  Robroy
Hi, I need to render something on a HUGE scale (as in several metres wide/high) for a poster.

I have never done this before, and was wondering...

- Is there a way to change the render output units to centimetres/ metres?

- Whats the biggest image possible to render?

- Also is there anything else to consider?

any help would be great! thanks, Rob
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2/14/2009 4:04:24 PM (last edit: 2/14/2009 4:04:24 PM)
show user profile  Error404
for something that is going to be viewed at a distance, you don't need 300dpi. you can get away with much less.

And for the actual rendering itself, try using a script called "big render" or something like that, it's on script spot somewhere. It'll render out the image in chunks (more memory efficient) and then you just line them up in photoshop. You could render any size you want.

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2/14/2009 4:14:25 PM (last edit: 2/14/2009 4:15:00 PM)
show user profile  Robroy
thats great, I found this script which seem to work OK
http://mentalraytips.blogspot.com/2007/06/doing-big-renders-in-max-9.html

cheers for your help.
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2/15/2009 7:51:54 AM (last edit: 2/15/2009 7:51:54 AM)
show user profile  missy
to add to what error says, we do quite a bit of large format printing and its usually done to 96dpi

missy_sig

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2/15/2009 7:56:21 AM (last edit: 2/15/2009 7:56:21 AM)
show user profile  Manolo
I once printed a render 5 x 4 meters big, looked great at 30 dpis.

Cheers,

Manolo
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2/15/2009 9:01:58 AM (last edit: 2/15/2009 9:01:58 AM)
show user profile  Robroy
Thanks for the help.

Just one question though- how do you render in metres? For example how would I render at 5metres by 6 metres?

cheers, Rob
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2/15/2009 12:26:24 PM (last edit: 2/15/2009 12:26:24 PM)
show user profile  Dub.
5 meters = 196.850394 inches

196.850394 inches x 50 dpi =

9,843 pixels wide


Repeat for the height measurement.


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2/15/2009 1:02:45 PM (last edit: 2/15/2009 1:02:45 PM)
show user profile  Robroy
thanks! I should have gone to more maths classes at school lol
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2/15/2009 1:19:46 PM (last edit: 2/15/2009 1:19:46 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2
for this kind of stuff, just go into photoshop, start a new document, put your measurements in, play around with the dpi and watch how much pixels you need, preferably as high as possible of course.






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2/15/2009 7:52:54 PM (last edit: 2/15/2009 7:52:54 PM)
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