View Full Version : Scene Loading and Rendering Errors

11-14-2006, 02:29 PM
I just upgraded to LW9. I was trying to render some scenes that come with the LW9 software and I noticed that LW9 sometimes can't load certain scene files or "can't create movie," from certain scenes or outputs a "plug-in image saver failed." Is this common to LW9? Is there anyway to fix or to get around this error or to insure this wouldn't happen.


11-14-2006, 02:40 PM
Chances are you're getting the "plug-in image saver failed" because you haven't specified a directory for LightWave to save individual frame render files or the movie file. Under the Render tab, select the Render Globals dialog box. Once there, click on the Output tab, and then the RGB Files... tab if you want to save individual frame renders (recommended), or the Animation File... tab to save the whole animation.

WARNING --- if you're saving direct to animation and your computer crashes for any reason, you will lose your animation. That's why I recommend saving individual frames. You can composite all the frames into a video later.