You execute the Video
Post queue as the final step in creating a post-produced video.
Execution is different from rendering because rendering is done
for scenes only and you can use Video Post to composite images and
animations without including the current 3ds Max scene.
Although the Execute
Video Post controls are similar to those of the Render Setup dialog,
the setting are independent, and do not affect each other.
During execution, you
can move or close the rendered frame window, but you cannot use
the rest of 3ds Max until the execution is completed or cancelled.
The rendering time for
the last rendered frame in the Video Post sequence is displayed
in the prompt line of the main 3ds Max window.
To execute the queue:
- Click (Execute
An Execute Video Post
- Set the time range and output size, and
then click Render to create the video.
- When execution is done, click Close to
dismiss the Video Post progress dialog if it is still open.
Time Output group
Select the frames to
Current frame only.
You can execute a single
frame only if it falls within the current range.
All the frames between and
including the two numbers.
- Every Nth frame
Regular sample of frames. For
example, enter 8 to execute every 8th frame.
Output Size group
Choose Custom or a standard
film or video format from the list. For Custom, you can set the
aperture width of the camera, the rendering output resolution, and the
image aspect ratio or pixel aspect ratio. When you choose a standard
format, the aperture width and aspect ratios are locked, but you
can change the resolution.
Specify the width and height
of the image, in pixels. For Custom, you can set these two spinners
independently. For other formats, the two spinners are locked to
the specified aspect ratio, so changing one changes the other.
- Resolution Buttons
Specifies a preset resolution.
Right-click a button to display a
lets you change the resolution specified by that button.
- Image Aspect
Sets the aspect ratio
of the image. As you alter the Image Aspect, you also alter the
Height value to maintain the correct aspect ratio. For standard
formats, the image aspect ratio is locked, and this spinner is replaced
by a text display.
If you lock the Image
Aspect (by clicking the Lock button), Width and Height are locked
to each other, so that changing one changes the other to maintain
the image aspect ratio, and changing the Pixel Aspect value changes
the Height value to maintain the image aspect ratio.
- Pixel Aspect
Sets the aspect ratio
of the pixels of the image. For standard formats, the pixel aspect
ratio is determined by the format and this spinner is replaced by
a text display.
If you lock the pixel
aspect ratio (by clicking the Lock button), the Pixel Aspect spinner
is replaced by a text display. The Lock button is available only
for the Custom format.
- Keep Progress Dialog
Forces the Video Post Progress
dialog to remain displayed when the Video Post sequence has finished
executing. By default, it closes automatically. If this option is selected,
you must click the Close button to close the dialog.
- Rendered Frame Window
Displays the Video Post execution
in a window on the screen.
- Net Render