Ever present flash
I came to realize that I sent the disks out for approval when they are on vacation! However, I am happy to have them returned to me because now I could take the time to try and figure out what the flash I mentioned in my last post, is all about. I ran a lot of experimental renders and after many, I discovered when it is happening, although, not why. The shift occurs only after a reboot and a continuation of the rendering sequence. The slight color shift, does not happen if I start rendering, stop rendering while leaving Max open (my system on), and then returning to the render. Only after a shut down. It starts with the very first frame I render and stays with the sequence. These were all rendered in tgas, so I decided to re-render out to pngs instead. So far I have had good results (currently at frame 1300), with no flashing even after reboots. I've been on the boards and there doesn't seem to be a consensus as to why rendering to pngs would solve my problem. But, "if it ain't broke...". With the new png renders I made sure to store my Max file in the same file as the pngs, I also am not re-saving my file after I type in the frames to be rendered from the render dialog. I don't know if this has an impact, but if by some odd reason Max is pre-calculating anything, this could prevent that. I was sort of a disappointed perfectionistic mess yesterday, but things are looking a little bit more optimistic today. We'll see it how it goes, over the next 4 thousand frames.
In the middle of this latest adventure I amused myself by creating a 2d comic strip called "Golly" . I hope it amuses you!