Mary Berry May 19, 2013 @ 12:00am
Quick question!
Hey guys, I was rendering a very very freaking detailed animation which was going to take 32 hours to render. But of course, Windows being Windows it had to freeze when it was almost done. I know for a fact it wasn't SFM or heat, this is a great computer with a horrible OS.
Windows has done this to me before. I'm surprised I haven't punched a hole in the wall.

Anyways, I don't want to try rendering the animation into a video file again. What's the program I hear about that some SFMers are using? I know you render it as pictures, but what's the program that does the rest for you? I'm begging you to know.
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Connected May 19, 2013 @ 12:08am 
virtual dub, people recompile the images to video, i havent tried it myself yet
raptornx01 May 19, 2013 @ 12:16am 
rendering as an image sequence. Yeah, virtual dub can do it, but most any video editor that accept pictures should work.

Another option is to render each shot out separately then cut them together. I do that on most videos. that way, if it does crash, you only have to redo a shot, not to the whole video.
Mary Berry May 19, 2013 @ 1:25am 
Thanks guys!

Sadly, my Sony Vagas(<---Edit: *Vegas, waaat) hates video files from SFM(Only sound, no video), so I'm unable to do that. I'll have to do the image sequence,

Any tutorials of how to do it? 'Cause making the picture in the timeline smaller would be a paaaiiin.
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Apathetic Noob© May 19, 2013 @ 3:12am 
Please do not export as anything else other than Image Sequence, other formats are plain awful.

To export as Image Sequence, simply go to:
Export Movie...
> Export : Image Sequence
> Format : PNG (recommened), ticks Seperate WAV file if you have done audio within SFM

Once it's complete, open Vegas (since you said you have it) and open the first image. Also, remember to adjust your frame rate accordingly in properties. The rest should be the same.
raptornx01 May 19, 2013 @ 3:20am 
What format do you output? I only ever use Vegas and while it does cry when working with longer files it still works.

as for the image sequence, this is the closest I could find.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwV-6mO_p10
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