I personally use NT_AVI all the time. I use it uncompressed for small
previews and if I have to output a "movie" for what ever reason (directly
from LightWave and definitely not recommended) I use the Indeo5 codec from
Intel : available at http://developer.intel.com/ial/indeo/video/driver.htm.
Some points about your method:
NT_AVI should give you a secondary dialogue after you hit render to select
the codec you wish to use. These are the codecs currently registered on your
system. Indeo5 would be in this list if you installed it.
Why are you outputting movies directly from LightWave?
The best (less costly method overall) is to render out your individual
frames as TGA or IFF files and compile them as needed with a 3rd party
application (I use MainActor, but you could use Adobe Premier or MediaStudio
Pro etc). Rendering final output directly from LW as movie is costly in
that, if your client changes their mind you have re-output the movie if
something has to be changed.
Good Luck with whatever your trying to do.
>Created a small Animation for a laptop screen saver, about 100 frames...
>Cannot use NewTek AVI...much too large and if I use the 256AVI, the red
>comes out as rust.
>The client frowns on this as red is the Company color. Tried cutting the
>frame length...no change still rust, tried reducing antialiasing to
>low, still rust and I can't go lower as
>the copy (in logo) must read. Any suggestion will be deeply, really deeply
>Thanks in advance....Fred Albrecht