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12-19-2007, 03:32 AM
Hi - I have made a 360 frame animation that is very heavy on my PC and takes 20 hours to render. I am not particularly worried about this as I set it off at night and its done when I get home. However, am I using settings that are slow?

The final is an .avi and I use "Direct Show.avi" as my animation type. Then in options I use "Uncompressed (UYVY)" The Direct show avi codex seems to give me the best quality when I did some tests but I would like to hear from anyone who has some experience in this area. Also, are there better codex available?

Thanks in advance


12-19-2007, 06:45 AM
Render to an image sequence, as in save to RGB.

You can then compile it @ whatever frame rate you want and export it with compression from there. Quicktime will do.

You can do both, save to RGB and to a vid but .avi is an old dog. Use uncompressed on PC or Animation on mac.