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3d max saves cropped in from safe frame??
show user profile  jp1979

really struggling with an unusual problem...
using max 2016 with vray..

have a scene set up and when I render a single frame and save its fine, exactly as safe frame window.

when I render a sequqnce of frames and save to file it seems to be cropping final saved image?? even tho the rendered frame windows is correct?
anybody had this, have I selected a setting?
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8/18/2016 11:39:24 PM (last edit: 8/18/2016 11:39:24 PM)
show user profile  donvella
might sound like an odd question but did you change the output resolution by any chance? by selecting a preset like HDTV Output Size? This could have changed your Image Aspect Ratio

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8/18/2016 11:54:17 PM (last edit: 8/18/2016 11:54:17 PM)
show user profile  jp1979
Yes!... thanks...

been rendering out lots of stills but saving manually from render window...
used the HDTV setting.... as wanted to keep it 16:9

but when I rendered out to jpgs as sequence its cropped it in?

why does it do this?
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8/19/2016 12:05:06 AM (last edit: 8/19/2016 12:05:06 AM)
show user profile  jp1979
I presume switching to manual mode instead of HDTV will fix wrong render?
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8/19/2016 12:06:24 AM (last edit: 8/19/2016 12:06:24 AM)
show user profile  jp1979
now switched to manual which has set aperture to 36mm (same as camera)
but what is rendering is now wider than what is in safe frame?

changed to 35mm and seems to be right?.. not sure why camera says its 36mm?
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8/19/2016 12:28:08 AM (last edit: 8/19/2016 12:56:27 AM)
show user profile  donvella
oh i see...

Render Setting; That 36mm is a standard crop for cameras, dont change this unless you know what your doing.
Keep the Aperture width to 36 in the render as default - or match what you had previously.

Physical Cam: If you want to change the focal length do it in the Lens section, not the Film/Sensor section if its been cropped in the camera.

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8/19/2016 3:49:11 AM (last edit: 8/19/2016 3:50:53 AM)
show user profile  jp1979
Still Struggling, its defo something to do with aperture of lens.
Really want to get to bottom of it for future projects.

I've set camera to 35mm full frame (preset) and the final image renders out to wide now, I had on custom and this was to narrow?

If I set the aperture in render settings to 35mm its very very close to "safe frame window" but seems to distorts ever so slightly

Ive set camera up for stills (approx 40 in total) and used autokey, the only thing I have changed is the Specify FOV to get correct zoom... any ideas what is wrong?

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8/19/2016 12:37:26 PM (last edit: 8/19/2016 12:37:26 PM)
show user profile  jp1979
ok.... it seems that a few shots (as space is limited in scene) are set up at a very wide angle...

These shots are getting cropped (by 10%)

And like wise at other end of scale shots with a narrow angle are rendering out too much!

I'm so frustrated with Max... what is in safe frame surely is what should render!
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8/19/2016 1:34:33 PM (last edit: 8/19/2016 2:21:56 PM)
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