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Author Topic: Render to / from frame suggestion.  (Read 2680 times)

3D Joe Wiltshire

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Render to / from frame suggestion.
« on: December 20, 2008, 12:49:01 am »

Sorry if this has already been mentioned... but it'd be helpful if you could decide to render from a certain frame, or just somehow tell the program from which frame to start rendering, and stop rendering at.

That was quite long winded... hmm

It would help with those occasional crashes people have when rendering en masse.

It's also quite annoying when you've got part of the scene rendered, but have to re-render from the start if it stopped halfway.

Thanks for reading.

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RudySchneider

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Re: Render to / from frame suggestion.
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2008, 03:57:05 am »

You should never render directly to video.  It makes far more sense to render out a sequence of individual frames, then use something like VirtualDub to join them all together.  Besides the reasons you mention, this also allows you to tweak random frames if needed, and it prevents you from losing any renders due to a power failure or PC crash.
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Re: Render to / from frame suggestion.
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2008, 03:59:22 am »

it'd be helpful if you could decide to render from a certain frame, or just somehow tell the program from which frame to start rendering, and stop rendering at.

You can. When you tell it to render movie, at the bottom, you can change it from "all" to "from [frame] to [frame]" just tell it what frame.

It's also quite annoying when you've got part of the scene rendered, but have to re-render from the start if it stopped halfway.

I know how to fix this. When you tell it to render the movie, change it from .avi to .jpg 100%. Download VirtualDub (google it) it's a free  program. Once it's all rendered, open VirtualDub, file > open video > choose the first .jpg, check the frame rate and compression (xvid, ffdshow, etc ) and save as .avi

Done!
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3D Joe Wiltshire

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Re: Render to / from frame suggestion.
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2008, 09:11:08 pm »

:3

Am I just blind to these things? I think so.
Thanks for the help.
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