On 02-16-99, "Jim Huenergardt" was going on about Best way to render for
>Subject: Best way to render for Video
>I'm kind of new at this Lightwave stuff. I'm using 5.6 on NT. My
>video editing system is the Matrox Digisuite LE. I can render right
>out of Lightwave to an AVI.
>What settings will give me my best, smoothest video? I modeled a
>trade show booth for a client, but didn't like the results I got. It
>looks way better on my computer monitor (I expect that to some
>degree, but I've seen the demo tape, and stuff on that looks really
>Are they any tips,tricks to getting the best looking rendered footage
While you do have the option to render out directly to an M-Jpeg AVI,
it's still better to render out to sequential 32-bit tga's instead.
This gives you a bit more flexibility for compositing depending on what
app you're using for that. But more importantly, you won't loose all the
time involved if an errant plug-in or such crashes the rendering.
With the DigiSuite codec, you also need to set the output quality prior
to rendering or converting. If you've rendered to sequential targas,
you can convert to different compression settings if need be a well.
For smoothest playback out to NTSC, simply use the DigiTools utility.
With the Playlist panel, simply open and arrange the bits & pieces of
animation into the desired order.
Drop me a line if you have some more specific questions. I have the
full DS rather than the LE, but most of the process is the same.
(Around 10:04AM on 02/16/99)
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