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Max 8 won't render AVI
show user profile  huertaaj
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?
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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:
MS Mpeg4

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.
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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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