The Add Image Output
Event provides controls for editing an output image event.
Image Output events send
the result of executing the Video Post queue to a file or a device.
You must add an Image Output event to the end of the queue if you
want to save the final video. Otherwise, the results are displayed
in the rendered frame window only. The Image Output event's range
bar must include the entire range of frames you want to output.
The rendered output can
be a still image or an animation, in one of the following file formats:
CIN (Kodak Cineon) Files
EPS and PS (Encapsulated PostScript) Files
Radiance Image Files
MOV (QuickTime Movie) Files
SGI Image Files
TGA (Targa) Files
You also have the option
to direct the output to a VTR controller output device. If you have
multiple output image events, you can output to different devices.
This lets you monitor your queue with VTR output devices and view
your output at any level of the Video Post queue during rendering.
To add an image output event:
- Click (Add
Image Output Event).
Image Output disregards
whether any events in the queue are selected or not.
- Click Files to save the final video in
a file, or Devices to send the video to a device.
If you click Files, a
file dialog appears to let you choose the bitmap or animation file.
If you choose Devices,
a Select Image Output Device dialog appears. This dialog has a drop-down
list of installed device options.
- Adjust other parameters, and then click
The Image Output Event
appears at the end of the queue.
If you choose a device,
its configuration controls are enabled:
The Add Image Output
Event and Edit Output Image Event dialogs have the same controls.
Image File group
Lets you give the event
a unique name. A unique name can make it easier to distinguish the
output event in a long list of events.
Lets you choose the output
image file and its format.
Lets you choose the hardware
output device; for example, a digital video recorder. The device,
its driver, and its 3ds Max Design plug-in must all be installed on
your system to use device output.
Image Driver group
The two buttons in this
area are available only when you choose a device as the image source.
on the source of the image-handler software used to create the image
from 3ds Max Design.
Displays device-specific setup options.
Video Post Parameters group
- VP Start Time/End Time
Set the starting and ending
frames for the selected event within the overall Video Post queue.
Video Post renders the event over the number of frames specified here.
Enables or disables the event.
When turned off, the event is disabled and Video Post ignores it
when rendering the queue. Each event must be disabled individually.
For example, disabling a composite layer event does not disable
the composited image events. The range bars of disabled events are
unavailable in the event track area.