How to Use Autodesk Maya : Rendering Movies in Maya

How to Use Autodesk Maya : Rendering Movies in Maya


Hey everybody. My name’s Matt and I’m speaking
to you on behalf of Expert Village. After you’ve animated and lit your scene how you
want it. You might want to output to a movie. There is a couple of things you need to do.
If you want to go up to the Clapboard with the two dots beside it to open up your render
settings. Under the Common tab you’re going to want to set a filename. By Filename Prefix,
I’m going to just type in catinabox as my filename and underneath that I’m going to
set that to name#.ext which is going to render out an image file that’s going to be catinabox.
Then the frame number. Then dot the extension, which I’ve set to Targa right here and then
below that I’m going to set my start frame as 1 and my end frame as 90 and if you come
down you can set your image size and a couple of other things. Under Maya Software don’t
forget to set your quality up. Set it to production quality and after you’ve done that you can
get out of there. And go to the tab over here that we’ve been to before and go down to Rendering.
Then you?re going to want to go up to Render and select Batch Render and that’s going to
output your files into your, your Targa files into your images folder. After rendering is
done you can either go in with Maya’s F-Check or you can go in with a program like Adobe
Premier or Final Cut and put the Targa files together into a movie. So, we’ve kind of briefly
touched today on many different things you can do with Maya and it’s a very complicated
program but I hope you’ve learned a lot.

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21 Replies to “How to Use Autodesk Maya : Rendering Movies in Maya”

  1. if you want to render it as an actual movie, you have to set the extension from Targa (like he said) to a Quicktime Movie. Then, when you render, it goes to a .mov…

    Hope this helps 🙂

  2. WHT ?
    you can do this by steps
    i dont know why would you do this at the same time o_O
    make the render from cam1 then change cam1 ti cam2 in the rendering setting and do another rendering

    and BTW are you talking about the viewport ? o_O cause if so it's different

  3. it just happens sometimes. it happens to me when i record things on my screen. Putting it into windows movie maker and making a video will fix the color most likely.

  4. The problem with this is that you end up with 600 image files for those long animations.
    I tried rendering out as an AVI and was like with a huge godlike file that had the FPS ass screwy:(

  5. do the amount of frames have anything to do with whether or not it get render properly? I made a scene which using 500 frames and the script editor just keeps on rendering and it doesn't stop..also I use windows media player does that affect being able to play it also?..This is my first year in school using Maya 2011 and I'm still learning haha any help or advice would be appreciated

  6. Thanks to everyone at Autodesk. TD for creating very productive and professional products – I personally recommend Autodesk.

  7. I just downloaded maya trial. This is the first tut I looked at. I followed your instruction, and after I batchrender it says "see mayarenderlog.txt for information". I'm not sure how to find the clip I have just rendered. I'm very noob, and appreciate any help, thank you.

  8. @Videoboy45 Thanks for responding. I've hit so many walls and keep asking questions. Although the more time I spend on it the more the walls seem to be coming down. Thank you for your response though, I really appreciate it!

  9. @xanvinhduong Make sure the Frame/Animation ext is 'name.#.ext' otherwise the filename will be 'name.tif.23' and won't be recognised as a tif

  10. Dude, I have a mac. So what Image Format should I choose (in Render Settings), if I want a video animation of what I created? If I have done that, how do I open it and play it with FCheck?

  11. The video is cut off on the part when you go to the Batch Render tab. I can't figure out how to go there.

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