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Rendering animation in Nuke
show user profile  herfst1
I want to render out my animation as a sequence or wav file or whatever format I can use in a video editing program (since I don't know how to edit in Nuke, or whether you should) but I got the "this write node cannot render an animation" error

I checked youtube and they said I needed a "##" at the end of my file name with a ".tga" (for instance) at the end and it'll work. But it didn't. I checked my file extension for when I loaded up my raw sequence and saw it had a "_%_04d" or a "_%_03d." Naturally, I tried both endings and neither works.

All it outputs is a single frame i.e. the last one I rendered.

Could someone point me in the right direction? Cheers.
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6/4/2015 5:28:46 PM (last edit: 6/4/2015 5:29:28 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
the ## denotes how many zero spots are going to be in the sequence. So if you have more than 100 frames you'll need three (from the way I understand it.. I am not an avid Nuke user)..

"FileName_###.tga" and you need to have image sequence settings setup in your write node as well.

From how I understand it...

- Portfolio-

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6/4/2015 5:32:33 PM (last edit: 6/4/2015 5:32:33 PM)
show user profile  Error404
%04d was the older way of doing it. Remove the underscore from after the % sign and it should work.

Newer versions of nuke, #### will work. just put however many numbers you want for your frame counter with the same amount of # symbols.

## will give you 01, 02, 03, and so on

#### will give you 0001, 0002, 0003, and so on.

FileName.####.tga is the same as FileName.%04d.tga -

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6/4/2015 6:18:44 PM (last edit: 6/4/2015 6:21:26 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
Excellent. Thanks for the advice chaps. Will try that out now.
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6/4/2015 6:28:06 PM (last edit: 6/4/2015 6:28:06 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
Hmmm, computer says no. Here's a screenshot:

Bascially there's only one tga file in the output folder, it keeps on getting overwritten.

[edit] P.S. the %04d.tga didn't work either.

[edit #2] I'm thinking my version of nuke is corrupt... will go shopping.
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6/4/2015 6:44:25 PM (last edit: 6/4/2015 7:19:39 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
Hey, I'm going to install a trial of the latest version. Would you recommend Nuke, NukeX or Nuke Studio?

[edit] went with nukex
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6/4/2015 7:23:11 PM (last edit: 6/4/2015 7:32:40 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
Installed NukeX 9.06 and it's faster... but same results (keeps overriding the same file). Here is my layout (note: just a simple test comp), if anyone can see what I'm doing wrong I'd appreciate it.

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6/4/2015 9:01:14 PM (last edit: 6/4/2015 9:01:14 PM)
show user profile  Garp
I've never ever used Nuke but that frame range line being greyed out looks odd.

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6/4/2015 9:47:13 PM (last edit: 6/4/2015 9:47:13 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
When you hit render, are you inputing a range?

-Marko Mandaric

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6/4/2015 9:50:05 PM (last edit: 6/4/2015 9:50:05 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
@ Garp, yeah, I was looking at that too. For that screenshot I'd loaded the old flie from version 6. I figured that might be an issue, so I redid it as a new file in the new nuke and, same results (though different UI).

[edit] @ Bolteon, yes. I'm just doing a test range of 10 frames. I can read the render dialogue and it keeps rendering the same file name over and over.

[edit] Just saw it in the screenshot. This is the filename it keeps saving as:

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6/4/2015 9:55:18 PM (last edit: 6/4/2015 10:02:40 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
delete the range placed inside your write file and match the read range of your inputs.

see if that spits out at least a matching range.

-Marko Mandaric

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6/4/2015 10:22:30 PM (last edit: 6/4/2015 10:22:30 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
Ah, brilliant, it worked. Cheers man.

[edit] And there I was thinking, "Why is it -10? I never entered that" meanwhile, "170-180" is sitting in the expression. Fuck I'm dumb sometimes.
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6/4/2015 10:33:20 PM (last edit: 6/4/2015 10:54:04 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
The environment the car is in looks interesting Herfst is it a 3d shot?

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6/4/2015 11:30:35 PM (last edit: 6/4/2015 11:30:35 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
Yes, it's a garage I built.
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6/4/2015 11:57:22 PM (last edit: 6/4/2015 11:57:22 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
Glad you figured it out.

-Marko Mandaric

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6/5/2015 3:18:16 AM (last edit: 6/5/2015 3:18:16 AM)
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