ThatStupidSquid 2 jul, 2013 @ 5:45am
Rendered Videos Broken?
I can add costom models and folders without fail.
I can animate without fear of crashing.
I can(ish) use particles and lip-sync with no error.
I can render the work with ease and patence.

...But when I try to open the rendered video file in anything I own. It either only plays the audio, skips or freezes on frames for seconds, or says the file is not playable, or that the compression code is unknown, or just simply crashing.

I can render it as a TGA sequence but the time it takes to render is long and the quality suffers when I compile it into a AVI (it works then for some reason).

Anyone having this? Or fixing this? Or has fixed this?
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R234 2 jul, 2013 @ 4:47pm 
That's because SFM made AVIs are massive and not meant to be read as is. You could export your video as a PNG image sequence with the sound and make a video out of it with VirtualDub and the h264 plugin for compression. That way you get a high quality compressed AVI that's not too heavy. My 10:45 720p 30 fps movie weighs only 246 megs, for instance.
Pte Jack is away for a MONTH 2 jul, 2013 @ 6:06pm 
Yo could also download Quicktime and install it. This should give you the ability to render a MP4 file.
ThatStupidSquid 2 jul, 2013 @ 7:09pm 
Ursprungligen skrivet av R234:
...You could export your video as a PNG image sequence with the sound and make a video out of it with VirtualDub...

I've been doing that... I just thought there might be a simpler way. Anyway, back to animating!

Ursprungligen skrivet av Pte Jack:
Yo could also download Quicktime and install it. This should give you the ability to render a MP4 file.

It does... but still nothing can read it but quicktime while loading only half the video before the frames freeze up.
Pte Jack is away for a MONTH 2 jul, 2013 @ 7:20pm 
MP4 format is readable by most video programs. It is one of the most portable formats out there, PC, Table, Smartphone, etc. I create mp4s on my system and play them in VLC, Window Media Player and can even edit them in Windows Moviemaker or other 3rd party editing software if I wanted to.

You might check your other compression settings if you are having problems opening MP4 files... Try this format MP4, MPEG, No Gama Adjust.
ThatStupidSquid 2 jul, 2013 @ 7:26pm 
I render uncompressed... and everything goes nuts as I said.

... I'll try compressing next time. Or just do the .tga to .avi thing i've been doing with Virtualdub.

Thanks for the kind enhancement of knowledge in virtual animation rendering.
KoeWaffle 3 jul, 2013 @ 4:32am 
I render every shot seperately, this way Sony Vegas has no problems with it. Uncompressed AVI style of course. Since shots aren't that long (~15 seconds is fine) it works perfectly for me.
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