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Johnny Smith
rendering at quarter resolution
on Jun 29, 2011 at 5:31:39 am

I animated an effect heavy clip at quarter resolution ( i'm talking about the setting next to the "active camera", below the image ) and unfortunately when I render normally it gives me a totally different and undesirable look. How do I render ( i'm using ProRes 422 ) @quarter to match the preview?


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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: rendering at quarter resolution
on Jun 29, 2011 at 7:55:01 am

My first question would be why do you need to do that? If it's just for preview reasons to send to a client, I would recommend using Adobe Media Encoder- open the AE project in Encoder, choose the comp you need rendered and then render out using a preset.
You can also choose to "stretch" (shrink) the image to a smaller size in the Render Queue.
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/aftereffects/cs/using/WS3878526689cb91655866c11...

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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Johnny Smith
Re: rendering at quarter resolution
on Jun 30, 2011 at 12:14:11 am

Certain settings in trapcode form look much better in a quarter view than full view. Especially in Motion Preview Render Mode. ( i like the downsampling look ). Not sure if shrinking the image would solve this. Also the link you posted does not explain how to shrink the image.


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Walter Soyka
Re: rendering at quarter resolution
on Jun 30, 2011 at 1:44:47 am

[Johnny Smith] "Certain settings in trapcode form look much better in a quarter view than full view. Especially in Motion Preview Render Mode. ( i like the downsampling look )."

You could precomp your Form layer, then pre-render [link] or proxy [link] it at quarter res. If you use proxies, make sure you set your final render's render settings to Use Comp Proxies or Use All Proxies.

If you really need hard, nearest-neighbor scaling, you can use Draft mode on your low-res pre-render. Just make sure to set your final render's settings from Best to Current.

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Johnny Smith
Re: rendering at quarter resolution
on Jun 30, 2011 at 5:49:41 am

your method (both pre-render and proxy) produced a quarter sized final image that looked different than my preview window. I'd like the final image to be full size ( 1920x1080 ) but with quarter resolution so it would look just like I see it in my preview window.


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