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General Category => General Anim8or Forum => Topic started by: TheRetroZombie on April 14, 2012, 02:44:41 am

Title: Need better rendering quality...
Post by: TheRetroZombie on April 14, 2012, 02:44:41 am
I'm making a new intro and trying to find out how to render better quality.
Here's my current intro

you can see how blurry it is and how the lines are a bit jagged. Is there any software or video compressors I can use to get better quality?
Title: Re: Need better rendering quality...
Post by: cooldude234 on April 14, 2012, 04:28:57 am
lossless video compression is the best
Title: Re: Need better rendering quality...
Post by: TheRetroZombie on April 14, 2012, 07:11:37 am
and where might I download that?
Title: Re: Need better rendering quality...
Post by: $imon on April 14, 2012, 12:50:23 pm
For uploading to youtube:
- render your animation at 1280x720 for 720p, 1920x1080 for 1080p HD
- to keep the quality render them out as a sequence of .bmp files instead of an .avi file
- download virtualdub for basic video editing/compressing
- use a x264 encoding codec to compress your video (
)
- upload to youtube
- do make sure the initial render output from Anim8or has enough AA as well.
Title: Re: Need better rendering quality...
Post by: TheRetroZombie on April 15, 2012, 02:38:20 am
Thanks! A lot easier than rendering in AVI without the hassle of Anim8or crashing and virtualdub works great.
Title: Re: Need better rendering quality...
Post by: davdud101 on April 16, 2012, 07:22:26 pm
Wait, TRZ, you didn't know about that stuff? Just thought you might've, having seen your work and renders. Although I myself haven't as much needed to render as .bmp or .jpg (except for some games...), since it's a little bit more of a hassle when you have to make a folder for each animation.
Title: Re: Need better rendering quality...
Post by: TheRetroZombie on April 17, 2012, 04:32:18 pm
I would always just render the default resolution. Rendering HD for me would cause Anim8or to crash for me when i render as AVI. Never tried .bmp.
Title: Re: Need better rendering quality...
Post by: lppena on April 18, 2012, 02:37:25 pm
Rendering seems to eat up a ton of resources. I've done most of my AVI renders with Truespace, but uncompressed AVI files are humongus. Also the larger the render size the more the file increases in size. I've used a 3rd party utility called Rad Video tools, but the supported formats are proprietary using the BIK and SMK formats used primarily for animated cut scenes in some video games.
Title: Re: Need better rendering quality...
Post by: TheRetroZombie on April 18, 2012, 04:34:46 pm
Though it's not like I'm going to be doing big projects. I now just use Anim8or to make intros plus when I render it out all together since I put everything together in Sony Vegas Pro it won't take as much space.