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Resolution for Printing
show user profile  Landia
Hello. Quick question about resolution. I am using 3DS MAX 2016. When you render a picture in jpeg file, is there a way to adjust or change the resolution to 300 DPI for printing? Or do I need to take the rendered picture from 3DS Max and make the resolution changes in Photoshop to 300 DPI?

If 3DS Max does not have that feature right now, they should make this feature for the 3DS Max 2017 version. That way, I don't need to take the rendered picture into Photoshop to change Resolution.

Thanks for any advice!
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9/10/2015 11:19:05 PM (last edit: 9/10/2015 11:19:05 PM)
show user profile  S. Silard
Hey, you'll get the idea from that.:

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9/10/2015 11:49:33 PM (last edit: 9/10/2015 11:49:33 PM)
show user profile  Landia
Thanks for the information!

I am trying to render a very large picture in the size of 40" x 27". So it is a very large poster size picture. What is the best way to render a large picture like 40" x 27" in 3DS Max and not have to wait for a very long time?
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9/10/2015 11:57:32 PM (last edit: 9/10/2015 11:57:32 PM)
show user profile  donvella
Get more computing power :) take into consideration the viewing distance. If its touchable 300dpi. If its seen from the ground and ur 2-3 meters away the dpi can be far less thus smaller render blown up. Most billboards are 10dpi - a 4000px render is usually plenty for a 20meter image

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9/11/2015 12:09:27 AM (last edit: 9/11/2015 12:09:27 AM)
show user profile  Landia
When you said get more computer power, do you mean RAM? Would a 16GB of RAM do the trick to render large poster size pictures?

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9/11/2015 12:14:51 AM (last edit: 9/11/2015 12:14:51 AM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
There are ways to render sections of the image at a time also if it's too large, and then stitch together afterwards..

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9/11/2015 12:18:00 AM (last edit: 9/11/2015 12:18:00 AM)
show user profile  Landia
What a pain to do the rendering in parts. Hopefully they will come with a better solution for rendering in large size pictures or hi resolution pictures.
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9/11/2015 12:39:48 AM (last edit: 9/11/2015 12:39:48 AM)
show user profile  Bolteon
What's with all the random info...

300dpi at 47 x 27" is 14,100 x 8100 pixels.

That's not that huge. Just make sure you have enough rendering power and to use a system that will allow you to distribute your rendering power over a few computers.

Like Vray.

-Marko Mandaric

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9/11/2015 1:22:38 AM (last edit: 9/11/2015 1:23:56 AM)
show user profile  Landia
Thanks Bolteon! That was easy. Now I don't have to take into Photoshop to change the Resolution to 300dpi.

I have another question and it is not related to Resolution. So I will make a new thread.
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9/11/2015 2:38:27 AM (last edit: 9/11/2015 2:38:27 AM)
show user profile  Bolteon
Just as a side note, when you change the DPI in Photoshop, that only re-sizes the image...

Doesn't actually make the image that large in the same quality it was...

-Marko Mandaric

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9/11/2015 3:34:15 AM (last edit: 9/11/2015 3:34:15 AM)
show user profile  Landia
So if you render the image in this size at 300dpi in 3ds Max:

300dpi at 47 x 27" is 14,100 x 8100 pixels.

When you open the same image above in Photoshop, it should be the exact size right? Or is it going to have a different size in Photoshop?

My question is this, once you render the image to:

300dpi at 47 x 27" is 14,100 x 8100 pixels.

Why would I need to use Photoshop for anyway? I am getting the 300dpi resolution for printing with the size 47" x 27". I should be done and ready to send the image to the professional print shop.
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9/11/2015 3:48:02 AM (last edit: 9/11/2015 4:00:21 AM)
show user profile  Vivifyer
this is the calculator i use for working out resolution rendered for correct DPI and physical dimensions, -->

so sick of clients asking for 6 meter billboards at 300dpi.
Vivifyer - Lastpixel

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9/11/2015 7:24:44 AM (last edit: 9/11/2015 7:24:44 AM)
show user profile  ijzerman
wow, you guys are so patient.
Carry on.

Pushing buttons since "86
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9/11/2015 9:24:53 AM (last edit: 9/11/2015 9:24:53 AM)
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