Will May 4, 2013 @ 4:21am
Render 'lag'
I wouldn't really call this a bug with the SFM, but when I render my 8 second clip, the final thing is fine and looks great up until about 5 seconds where it lags for about 2 seconds and the audio keeps breaking up until the 7th second, where it's all fine again.
I'm rendering an AVI with audio checked, with a resolution of 1080x720.
All progressive refinement settings are ticked, as is Ambient Occlusion.
Any help?
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Will May 4, 2013 @ 4:49am 
Turning off ambient occlusion causes it to lag from 2-7 seconds instead of 5-7.
Last edited by Will; May 4, 2013 @ 6:41am
R234 May 4, 2013 @ 4:07pm 
SFM exported AVIs are huge, it's entirely possible it's just so big your computer has a hard time playing it. you should try exporting it into another format like MP4, see if it works. MP4s turn out too dark though, so that'd be as a test only.

If that works fine, your best bet for a good looking and reasonably sized video is to export it as a PNG image sequence and WAV sound file, and putting them back into a video with a program like VirtualDub.
Will May 5, 2013 @ 3:33am 
Yep, I fixed it a few hours after I posted this. Exported as an mp4. Apparently the problem is to do with SFM not being able to export .avis very well.
[SPUD] CrazyJoe Jun 3, 2013 @ 10:02am 
I just made a video that turned out laggy. I fixed it by putting the laggy video through movie maker and rendering it as an mp4 that way. Wasn't dark either.
Misturgy Jun 3, 2013 @ 5:27pm 
SFM exports uncompressed (or barely compressed) .avi files, making them really hard to watch without lagging.
R234 Jun 3, 2013 @ 5:31pm 
Oh, making an SFM made AVI into an MP4 with an editing sofware won't make it dark, it's just SFM made MP4s that end up dark ;)

Yeah, running the AVI through an editing software can work too.
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