View Full Version : can't save my rendered animation!

11-11-2003, 05:07 PM
Please help me with this---
finished my animation I've been working on for 9 months , but...

when I save my rgb's they save as type "file" instead of jpg,etc.
I can save the individual frames if i go through image viewer and it saves avi's-etc just fine. Has anyone seen this?

I'm dying to fix this so I can finish this project- heres a frame....

also, I've tried a ton of image formats, reinstalled the program, what am i missing? - btw, what you think?

11-11-2003, 07:04 PM
do you have "LW_jpeg" selected under 'type' in the save rgb section of the render panel?

if that doesn't work just try changing the filename extension to jpg

11-11-2003, 07:26 PM
yeah, already checked all that. Everything seems ready to go.

11-12-2003, 02:36 AM
have you tried reloading or replacing the input-output plug-ins?

As a last resort, see if changing the file extension works, then find a program that can re-name all your files for you - I think it's called AC/DC

11-12-2003, 07:57 AM
Renaming files is easy if u know how to do DOS commands

Windows 2000/XP


Type "CMD" (no quotes)

Push Enter Key

Goto the directory (CD\My Saved Files or whereever they may be)

type "ren *.file *.jpg" (no quotes and if u used something else, *.tga on and on...)

type "Exit" (no quotes)

Windows 98/95 is almost the same way, but at the Run line type Command.

You could also save it as an uncompressed AVI file and then open it up in an editor and save the frames out as your designated file type.

11-13-2003, 09:30 PM
whoa- thanks for the ideas guys, now I have some options to get this thing worked out.- plus a little dos training :)- later