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best software for final rendering.
show user profile  devildog
what is the best way to render a large animated scean that will have a large file size? what would be the best software after that to make the final output to play on a DVD, computer or internet?

Thanks for anybody that helps!
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12/13/2011 4:39:57 PM (last edit: 12/13/2011 4:39:57 PM)
show user profile  TurboRudi
Well what I'd do is just batch render with max and set the output file format to .avi which is the most widely supported video format.
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12/13/2011 5:45:11 PM (last edit: 12/13/2011 5:45:11 PM)
show user profile  devildog
thanks, now how do I batch render? and would that hold a file that would be like 3GB.
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12/13/2011 5:54:15 PM (last edit: 12/13/2011 5:54:15 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
what are you 2 talking about?

DD - software for final rendering? that has nothing to do with 'large animated ocean'. You can render with scanline or MR....depending on the look of your scene...etc. And requires a lot more info from you to remotely suggest one over the other.
Filesize? That will be determined by resolution and duration.
Format? from MAX you should ALWAYS render frames. Do not render to avi or qt or anything else like that.

THEN depending on what the method of deliver is (DVD, Internet, Computer playback) you would use compile the frames to playback properly. Note: * All 3 delivery options mentioned would require radically different formats/compression schemes.

Turborudi - dude.....nope,...and nope.

DD - forget batch render. Not relevant.
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12/13/2011 6:35:16 PM (last edit: 12/13/2011 6:35:54 PM)
show user profile  del3d
Never render directly to .avi. This is not a professional practice. Always render to an image sequence. Once you have your image sequence rendered out you pick a video software you are comfortable with to compile it into an animation and compress accordingly for DVD or internet.

EDIT: Jim, I think it's a typo. Scene NOT Ocean, perhaps?
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12/13/2011 6:37:19 PM (last edit: 12/13/2011 6:39:17 PM)
show user profile  reeves1984
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12/13/2011 6:55:17 PM (last edit: 12/13/2011 6:55:17 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
oh.....oops. I saw position still stands!!
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12/13/2011 7:13:57 PM (last edit: 12/13/2011 7:13:57 PM)
show user profile  devildog
it is sceans im dislexic so with no spell check its like reading a 12 year old writing. but thanks for the help. my projects are usualy all warehouse sceans. the one that I'm making now has 13,981 oblects, 4,935,670 faces and 6000 frames at 30 frames per second. I can't get it to render the full lenghth of the video and this is why I' am looking for help.
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12/14/2011 2:29:28 PM (last edit: 12/14/2011 2:29:28 PM)
show user profile  cnopicilin
That's why you have to use image sequence, when using that it won't fill your RAM with the rest of the animation. It's like a batch render, one image at the time.
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12/14/2011 2:42:42 PM (last edit: 12/14/2011 2:42:42 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Never render straight to avi unless it's preview animations.

You can use Max's Video Post to put the image sequence together into an AVI, MP4, etc.

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12/14/2011 2:46:06 PM (last edit: 12/14/2011 2:46:06 PM)
show user profile  devildog
Ok, I understand now. never render directly to an avi. I will probably use adobe premier pro cs5.
is that a good piece of software for the final rendering.

Thanks for all your help.

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12/14/2011 3:00:46 PM (last edit: 12/14/2011 3:00:46 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
If all you are doing is compiling images into an AVI, you don't need other software.

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12/14/2011 3:04:43 PM (last edit: 12/14/2011 3:04:43 PM)
show user profile  devildog
What I'm trying to do is. take a customer that is building a new warehouse or has an existing one
and wants to add pallet rack or make a new layout for his warehouse. I then recreate his warehouse in 3ds max design 2012. I'm then looking for the best way to have the cleanest most physicly acurate way to show the customer his new warehouse with out it takeing a week to render
on job.
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12/14/2011 3:12:36 PM (last edit: 12/14/2011 3:12:36 PM)
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