Important information about scene preparation

It is VERY important that you read this section carefully before submitting a scene. It will help you avoid common mistakes.

  • Please verify before sending the scene that you have saved it with all the correct parameters. It is the user's responsibility to provide the scene with every parameters correctly set. The scene will be rendered exactly as you send it.
  • Please always specify individual frames rendering for animations output (.exr, .bmp, .tga, .rla, etc.). We cannot directly render an animation to a video file format (.avi, .mov, .wmv…) due to multiple differences between video formats, codecs, platforms, 64-bit incompatibilities, etc. In any case it is always better to render individual frames, for a lot of reasons: more security, better quality, ability to do compositing, ability to try different compression methods afterward with your video editing software, etc.
  • The RANCH only supports .mb scenes. If the file extension of your scenes are .ma, please convert them to .mb.
  • To make the rendering smoother, please avoid external scene references (.ma or .mb):
    Use Maya → File → Reference Editor and import the objects into your main scene.
  • The By frame parameter or others custom frame range inside Maya are not yet supported. To customize frame range, you need to use the “Specify frames” setting of RANChecker V5 or in web interface.
maya/important-information.txt · Last modified: 2022/06/27 12:32 by ranchadmin