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General Category => General Anim8or Forum => Topic started by: mrbeaver.07 on July 09, 2021, 10:51:22 pm

Title: NOOOO
Post by: mrbeaver.07 on July 09, 2021, 10:51:22 pm
My scene with TalkBot was slowly rendering. When I wrote slowly, I meant 17 hours! But, the problem is... Render is crushed!!! I started render at 2 PM, and when I was ready to go to bed (12 AM) it was still slowly rendering. I changed brightness for my monitor and get into bed...
3:08 AM... I woke up for some reason. And then I saw... HOLY JESUS. I saw, that my computer is restarted! I thought: Well, I hope, piece of rendered scene is saved :( No way! I opened file and I saw message on my computer, that AVI file (my scene) is corrupted! It was 3:53 AM and I was reaaaaaly tired, so I turned of my computer and get into bed again...
11:45 AM... I woke up and I decided to recover file somehow with Get My Video Back. Well, I downloaded it, uploaded file into it and "it was recovered!" I thought. I opened it again and it was still corrupted! I am sure, that my parents didn't restart my computer, because they were sleeping. I am still looking for solution. :'(
Title: Re: NOOOO
Post by: ENSONIQ5 on July 10, 2021, 02:45:16 am
I don't have a solution to recovering your video, but there is a way to prevent it happening again.  Rather than rendering direct to AVI for 'finished' renders (it's ok for quick tests and previews), render individual frames into a folder instead.  That way, if your machine restarts or your power drops out or whatever, you only lose the frame being rendered at the time and you can pick up from the last rendered frame.  Then use something like VirtualDub (free) to join your frames together and render to whatever video format/compression you like.
Title: Re: NOOOO
Post by: mrbeaver.07 on July 10, 2021, 08:07:20 am
Thanks for advice :D
I will start render tomorrow, and try it. I cut the corners (I made more low-poly TalkBot, because really smooth one had big problems with rendering) So, instead of 17 hours render, it will be 10 hours render.