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johnny

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Is it possible to save uncompressed animation?
« on: December 02, 2010, 10:19:23 pm »
December 02, 2010, 10:19:23 pm
If I buy the full version, do I get to save in uncompressed format? The mp4 format is brilliant, but I would like to save in some other format which doesn't compress the image, i.e. tiff, png, e.t.c.

Also, will lumion be capable of saveing true 32 bit images such as exr or hdr? This is extremely useful for post work.

Either way, I plan to buy soon. Lumion is amazing.Smile

Is it possible to save uncompressed animation?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2010, 11:17:48 pm »
December 02, 2010, 11:17:48 pm
yes it is, you need a little trick though. First in the export movie menu press CTRL here you can set mpeg or jpg and 2d or 3d export. Now select jpg. Then as a file name type anim.bmp and it should save a bmp sequence. You can try DDS for 32 bit float but we didn't test it.

johnny

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Is it possible to save uncompressed animation?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2010, 11:31:39 pm »
December 02, 2010, 11:31:39 pm
One more question.....

Since I'm a Lumion novice, I thought I wouldn't produce anything worth saving. Amazingly, it turns out, I really like what I've done!!

It took me a whole day though, and I'd rather not loose it. So I have left lumion open w/ the scene loaded. If I buy lumion now, can you guys tell me if there is any possible way of saving all my hard work?

I've put Lumion to the torture with this scene, w/ all kinds of filters, volume fog and glossy materials, and saved out the low-res animation test. It hasn't crashed once!!

I will now save the 1080p version as the ultimate test. If it doesn't crash after that, I'll be even more amazed! If it does crash, then I guess I'll lose the work afterall, and you can disregard my request.Laugh

Is it possible to save uncompressed animation?
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2010, 11:36:22 pm »
December 02, 2010, 11:36:22 pm
Of course it won't crash :P

 

Unless you have 512 mb of memory then you will have to save a 720p movie. Still Lumion won't crash but your video card will.

 

Unless you hack your computer we can't help you with your scene unfortunately! I can't remotely fix that version to be able to save.

johnny

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Is it possible to save uncompressed animation?
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2010, 11:51:55 pm »
December 02, 2010, 11:51:55 pm
I have a pny 470gtx w/ over 1000 mb of memory (1.25 gigs I think).

So you think my card may crash? Ok, I will save the 720p first. It is taking slighly less than 6sec/frame. The lowest res took slighly less than 2sec/ frame.

I like the way the engine stops rendering as I am typing this post. I this this may be the key to Lumions fantastic stability.

johnny

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Is it possible to save uncompressed animation?
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2010, 02:06:10 am »
December 03, 2010, 02:06:10 am
Thank you for all the help.

I saved the 720p .bmp animation sequence successfully and can see the thumbnails as well as the individual images in windows photo viewer.

However, I cannot open the files in photoshop or the sequence in aftereffects or autodesk composite2011. I get a "cannot parse the file" in aftereffects and photoshop. The entire sequence is about 1000 individual frames.

Also, shouldn't the file size should be over 1meg if it is truly uncompressed? They are very small and vary in size from about 100kb to 273kb which tells me that they are compressed.

Can I save as png or tiff?

johnny

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Is it possible to save uncompressed animation?
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2010, 02:17:24 am »
December 03, 2010, 02:17:24 am
By the way, photoshop can open one of the files in the sequence it if I change the extention .bmp to .jpg.

Do you know of any quick way to do this to the entire sequence?

(I'm still curious about eventually being able to save uncompressed animations.)

johnny

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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2010, 03:01:52 am »
December 03, 2010, 03:01:52 am
Well...guess what? just tried to save directly to .jpg sequence in low-res for testing purposes. When I tried to open in aftereffects and got the same error "could not parse the file".

I can view the files fine in microsoft photo viewer, but get the error in AE and PS.

Your help on this and all my posts above is appreciatedLaugh

johnny

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Is it possible to save uncompressed animation?
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2010, 03:30:38 am »
December 03, 2010, 03:30:38 am
Ok...Here's my work-around...

Save sequence to .bmp. Then use command prompt to rename entire sequence (ren *.bmp *.jpg.) After effects will open this ok, but not if you save directly to .jpg from Lumion.

Problem - sequence is still compressed....would like to have it in un-compressed format please.Laugh

Is it possible to save uncompressed animation?
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2010, 09:36:29 am »
December 03, 2010, 09:36:29 am
Well this means my workaround doesn't work. I'll look into this and make the save dialog more intuitive.