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Author Topic: Problem Rendering AVI - Anim8or crashes  (Read 3589 times)

waypointtwo

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Problem Rendering AVI - Anim8or crashes
« on: April 16, 2008, 11:50:54 am »

System was working fine, movies could be rendered.  Then it stopped.  Tired lots of different files (some from downloads, some created) nothing changes the behavior.  Preview starts, then the system crashes and reports a divide by zero in the Debug Window.
I can render a series of jpg files, just not the real AVI

Anyone have suggestions ???
Thanks :(
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RudySchneider

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Re: Problem Rendering AVI - Anim8or crashes
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2008, 02:26:25 pm »

Yeah, stick with rendering out jpegs.  That way, you won't lose anything if your computer crashes or you have a power outage.  You can also split the render up over multiple computers (if you have them), and render in segments, or re-render frames if necessary.  That's the only way I work, using VirtualDub to composite the individual frames into an AVI afterward.

On the otherhand, you may have a driver issue, or perhaps your codec is corrupt.  Maybe try downloading the free DivX codec, from www.divx.com
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Re: Problem Rendering AVI - Anim8or crashes
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2008, 05:54:33 am »

Hi RudySchneider - interesting... you surely don't sit at your computer and render each image?  Is there a way to render a sequence of images automatically?  Secondly, I've been searching for a way to get VirtualDub to composite .jpg sequences into an .avi - please share

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Re: Problem Rendering AVI - Anim8or crashes
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2008, 05:59:59 am »

roygee so long as you have a sequence of jpeg in a directory, all u need do is click the first sequenced  jpeg with "add video" and it`ll load all the files in ......if your appending others make sure that are all same resolution frame-rate otherwise it won`t load them
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Re: Problem Rendering AVI - Anim8or crashes
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2008, 09:37:41 am »

Is there a way to render a sequence of images automatically?

in scene mode, go render > render movie; then instead of 'avi', pick 'bmp' or 'jpg'.  proceed as normal with setting up the other parameters, (including filename!), and set the machine in motion - it'll look exactly as if it was rendering a .avi (i think), but when you look in the output folder, you'll find one still image file for each frame, rather than a single, continuous video file!  voila.  :)

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waypointtwo

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Re: Problem Rendering AVI - Anim8or crashes
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2008, 10:50:21 am »

Thanks for the suggestions.  The problem appeared to the Microsoft Silver Light.  Once that was uninstalled everything went back to working properly.

Thanks
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Re: Problem Rendering AVI - Anim8or crashes
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2008, 12:58:56 am »

Another fine M$ product.
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Re: Problem Rendering AVI - Anim8or crashes
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2008, 05:00:17 am »

Thanks guys - this is good to know because we a plagued by power outages - called "load shedding" - a government euphemism for "we spent the money on fancy cars and now can't build enough power grid capacity" :)
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