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Hermann Haf
Smaller resolution
on Jul 23, 2012 at 12:32:11 am

Hello

Im trying to make a video 5x28 in AE but the program automatically resizes it to 16x28, is 16x16 the minimum?
Is there no way to make it 5 pixels high?

And yes I know its a really small video, its for a pixel art video on a building.


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Darby Edelen
Re: Smaller resolution
on Jul 23, 2012 at 4:00:58 am

Well, I checked in CS5 and CS6 and the smallest resolution available in both of those is 4x4.

What version are you using?

Darby Edelen


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Angelo Lorenzo
Re: Smaller resolution
on Jul 23, 2012 at 6:25:03 am

Hm, lets me do it in CS6 and CS5.5 without an issue. Do you have "lock aspect ratio" unchecked?

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Hermann Haf
Re: Smaller resolution
on Jul 23, 2012 at 12:11:14 pm

Hey guys

Im using CS5

Im new in AE so I guess im doing something wrong.

Here's the setting im using when I make a new file:



And this is what I get when I save as a movie from the render output settings:


Im saving the movie as a quicktime movie.


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Juan Manuel
Re: Smaller resolution
on Jul 23, 2012 at 1:22:21 pm

Most, if not all, lossy compression codecs require the frame size to be divisible by 4, due the way they work. I don't know off the top of my head if there is a codec which will allow you to export a frame size that's 5 pixels horizontally, but you could try uncompressed formats like animation. Note that this maybe a issue for final delivery, depending exactly in what you're going to do with the animation.


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Darby Edelen
Re: Smaller resolution
on Jul 23, 2012 at 2:06:47 pm

Indeed, this is not a limitation of AE but a limitation of the codec you've chosen in the output module.

Darby Edelen


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Hermann Haf
Re: Smaller resolution
on Jul 23, 2012 at 2:28:37 pm

can you guys recommend any other codec I can use ?


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Walter Soyka
Re: Smaller resolution
on Jul 23, 2012 at 4:13:25 pm

[Hermann Haf] "can you guys recommend any other codec I can use ?"

That depends on the system you are delivering to.

How are you actually going to use this output?

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Hermann Haf
Re: Smaller resolution
on Jul 23, 2012 at 4:54:01 pm

Its for a pixel display on a building, same building as in this video:





The output has to be AVI and 5x28 pixels.


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Todd Kopriva
Re: Smaller resolution
on Jul 23, 2012 at 6:55:04 pm

See this post for some detail about output constraints:
http://blogs.adobe.com/toddkopriva/2010/06/output-module-constraints-in-a.h...

In this thread, Tim Kurkoski goes into a lot more detail about the constraints for AVI files:
http://forums.adobe.com/message/2973980

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Hermann Haf
Re: Smaller resolution
on Jul 24, 2012 at 8:09:47 pm

Thanks, this workaround posted by kelly_hanson at forums.adobe.com is the best way around this I guess :)

It's not ideal, but we've been using the process below to make it work. It adds a couple extra steps, but as of now, it's the fastest way we've found to get around the issue.

In After Effects:
Render any comps smaller than 32x32 as an MOV. .mov files will render in sizes smaller than 32x32 without adding the black bars at the top & bottom

Drag the rendered .mov files into Photoshop. Set yourself up an action to export the files back out of Photoshop as an uncompressed avi. Give it a function key (F3 or something for a tiny bit of added speed - especially if you are doing a LOT of files like we do) and it'll export the file, with the original file name but in .avi format.

Again, it's not ideal - but that's how we've been getting around it.

Hope it helps!


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