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jimmybee500Restrictions in ProAnimator DEMO?
by on Mar 7, 2007 at 4:23:49 pm

Hello,

Just downloaded and started playing around with ProAni 4 demo and whilst it is great.. (shame about not casting shadows on other AE 3D layers, but hopefully might get around that) ..I am struggling to implement OpenGL effectively.

I wondered if other than the watermarks on renders/previews there are any other restrictions in the demo? It also keeps saying something about 'unable to write to Zaxwerks prefernces'?

As far as the OpenGL problem goes I am checking 'openGL-interactive' for previews in AE (though Adaptive seems to gain a better result when scrubbing), I also checked 'use OpenGL renderer' in AE render pane. Then I select to use Hi-Quality OpenGL rendering within ProAni....

I do 2 test renders of the same comp (10secs duration D1 PAL 16:9, the word 'TEST' made in ProAni - no animation, then AE comp is just that and a solid floor with a camera move around the word and floor with 1 ambient and 1 spot light.)

- With NO openGL selected anywhere I get a render of 36mins 20 secs

- WITH openGL selected everywhere I get a render of 37mins 38 secs!?

Firstly, does this sound about right in render time on a PC like mine? (specs in my sig)

And secondly, why is the Open GL taking longer?

Thanks for any info/advice.

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jimmybee500Re: Restrictions in ProAnimator DEMO?
by on Mar 7, 2007 at 4:39:01 pm

Just as an add-on to this...is there a reason why AE would crash when I try to pre-comp a ProAni solid layer? I was going to try shadows with a pre comp instead to see how that works and it came up with the 'this will now run in demo mode' window and then AE shuts itself down.

Ta.

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jimmybee500HELP!!...?
by on Mar 14, 2007 at 2:35:11 pm

Anybody?!?

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Jon OkerstromRe: HELP!!...?
by on Mar 14, 2007 at 6:04:47 pm

Hi Jimmy,

if you're still having tech issues with ProAnimator, I would suggest contacting Zaxwerks support directly. They'll help you worth through any issues you might have. Typically video card drivers need to be current. Beyond that, I'm on a Mac, so I'm sorry to say I don't have more specific advice.

Jon



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