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help with rendering in feet .needed by sunday
show user profile  nw_smiley
hi i have a project that i have to submit on monday morning.i have a model i created in 3ds max 2013 but need to render it out as 9 foot wide by 11 foot high .in the rendering engine i can only find 800 by 600 can anybody please help
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8/18/2012 2:09:03 AM (last edit: 8/18/2012 2:09:03 AM)
show user profile  Garp
It depends on what resolution it's going to be printed.

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8/18/2012 3:29:50 AM (last edit: 8/18/2012 3:29:50 AM)
show user profile  nw_smiley
not sure.just need to create a rugby goal 9 foot wide by 11 foot high .has a logo on the post .will be sent to printers for a banner but how can i render it so that it doesnt loose any pixls when it is resized
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8/18/2012 6:02:53 AM (last edit: 8/18/2012 6:02:53 AM)
show user profile  donvella
9ft x 11ft = 108in x 132in

108in x 132in
PIXELS = 32400 (width) x 39600 (height)
This is @ 300dpi

108in x 132in
PIXELS = 7776 (width) x 9504 (height).
This is @ 72dpi

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8/18/2012 6:09:45 AM (last edit: 8/18/2012 6:09:45 AM)
show user profile  donvella
I doubt you have a printer the size of a football field though :)

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8/18/2012 6:11:11 AM (last edit: 8/18/2012 6:11:11 AM)
show user profile  nw_smiley
thank you i will give that a try .and not quite a fotball pitch but does need to b big enough for a banner and will be sent off to printers
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8/18/2012 6:23:13 AM (last edit: 8/18/2012 6:23:13 AM)
show user profile  donvella
Lol, Its all relative. Find out what DPI you need first, thats more important because when rendering for billboards, they are only 10dpi because your like 30meters away, so the resoultion doesnt need to be that high. Probably at most 10k x 10k.

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8/18/2012 6:27:28 AM (last edit: 8/18/2012 6:27:28 AM)
show user profile  nw_smiley
how do i adjust the dpi in the render setup .when i add height and width .i dont see i a dpi option
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8/18/2012 4:14:53 PM (last edit: 8/18/2012 4:14:53 PM)
show user profile  Weetabix
DPI is not something you set.

You find out how many inches the render is and what DPI it will be printed in, then you work out the render size from that.

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8/18/2012 4:44:47 PM (last edit: 8/18/2012 4:44:47 PM)
show user profile  nw_smiley
ok you guys are legends .i done it with the settings the size rite for first time in days pixels are still a bit burly
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8/18/2012 4:49:32 PM (last edit: 8/18/2012 4:49:32 PM)
show user profile  Garp
You don't.
dpi means dots-per-inch and is a function of the printer, not the renderer. It determines how many drops of ink the printer uses for one inch in both dimensions. The higher the dpi, the smoother the image.
For example, a quality picture in a glossy magazine would typically be printed at a dpi of 300. That's less than a 10th of a millimeter per dot. For a billboard, it could be 12 or 6 dpi, or even less. It all depends on the distance from which the image is to be seen.
Then there is a 1-to-1 correspondence between each dot of the printed image and each pixel of the image to be printed. Once you know the size on paper, you just do the maths.
So say that for your 9 x 11 feet, a dpi a 24 is good enough (that's about 1mm per dot). You get 24 dots per inch times 12 inches per foot, that's 288 dots per foot. Your render needs then to be 9 x 288 = 2592 pixels in width and 11 x 288 = 3168 pixels in height. These are the numbers you enter into the render settings. If you use some different dpi value, just redo the multiplications.

I hope this clarify things a bit.

edit: I'm still typing too slow. This is the answer to 3 posts above. :\

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8/18/2012 4:52:59 PM (last edit: 8/18/2012 4:56:56 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt
I love my pixels to be burly. Big burly hunky pixels.
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8/18/2012 4:54:00 PM (last edit: 8/18/2012 4:54:00 PM)
show user profile  nw_smiley
lol big pixels mmmmmmm.not and thanks u guys really helped ill get hold of the printers .
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8/18/2012 5:05:59 PM (last edit: 8/18/2012 5:05:59 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
Hehe, awesome thread guys! I manage 3 computer labs as a side job with a bunch of specialty printing. I always just default to 300dpi when printing. Nice info here!

- Portfolio-

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8/18/2012 6:14:06 PM (last edit: 8/18/2012 6:14:06 PM)
show user profile  S. Silard
When I did started to read the thread , just wanted to say what Garp now already does .

Congrats, you found my signature.

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8/19/2012 3:44:38 AM (last edit: 8/19/2012 3:44:38 AM)
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