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Max 8 won't render AVI
show user profile  huertaaj
Help:
I'm using Max 8 EDU/SP3 on XP with all the updates. Just installed on a new 64 bit computer. I've been using 3DS for many years now (since the good old days of 3DSv1). I CAN render an animation as MOV file to the hard drive but when I try to render the animation as AVI it says that there is an "internal error". and then when I click on CANCEL a little window pops up and says "Errror Creating File Output". Why won't it let me render an AVI?
Thanks,
huertaaj
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2/6/2009 1:16:09 PM (last edit: 2/6/2009 1:16:09 PM)
show user profile  horizon
codec problems?

don't render to movie format anyway, it's baaad


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2/6/2009 1:16:55 PM (last edit: 2/6/2009 1:16:55 PM)
show user profile  huertaaj
I didn't know that one had to get the AVI codec specifically. Doesn't that come with the installation of Windows Media?
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2/6/2009 2:38:42 PM (last edit: 2/6/2009 2:38:42 PM)
show user profile  TiMoN
AVI isnt a codec.. its a format..

The codec could be:
DivX
Xvid
Cinepak
MS Mpeg4
etc...

Anyways.. like horizon said, do not render straight to AVI. Render to an image sequence(like .tga or .tif) in high quality, and then merge the image sequence into a movie.

Terribly boring signature.
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2/6/2009 2:41:15 PM (last edit: 2/6/2009 2:41:15 PM)
show user profile  huertaaj
Oh yeah, I guess you're right. I haven't done this in almost a year so I'm pretty rusty. I'll try to get the needed codecs wherever they are. AVI is a good enough codec for quick and dirty rendering to show to my plant biology students at the University.
huertaj
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2/6/2009 3:03:42 PM (last edit: 2/6/2009 3:03:42 PM)
show user profile  horizon
as timon already said, avi is not a codec, it is a container file used by different video codecs.

But if you render to image files, you can experiment with different codec and files AFTER you render your animation, without re-rendering it all again.


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2/6/2009 6:54:09 PM (last edit: 2/6/2009 6:54:09 PM)
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