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Dec 14 2010 | 7:45 pm

Hi, excuse me I am very new to all this. Basically I am wanting to put a video animation into my patch using the jit.pwindow but the quality of it seems to be very poor on playback in max. Theres something I am doing wrong to do with the resolutions maybe?

Say if the animation I render was created on a flash document sized 480 x 320. How do I then get it to play on max in as good quality as it is when I render it on Flash?

Please someone help it is bugging me. Thanks

Dec 14 2010 | 8:12 pm

If you post a patch we can see if something’s wrong (select all and go to edit-copy compressed, then paste in here), but try this out and see how it looks (copy and paste into new patcher window):

-- Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. --

Dec 14 2010 | 8:29 pm

Thanks, but it was still not very good quality :(… I havnt created my animations yet but this is video test downloaded from the website below is about the size that I need in my patch. So this is the one I am testing…


Dec 14 2010 | 9:01 pm

Hmm, interesting! Plays with QT fine so it should play fine in Max methinks? QT says that its size is 569×320, but its format is listed as "MPEG-4 (Perian), 428 x 320". Either settings still result in bad quality video with aliasing type artifacts in Max.

I’m sure someone else can tell you why, but I would say its something peculiar about this video and its codec. I’m intrigued as to how it plays fine in QT and not in Max?

Dec 15 2010 | 8:43 am

Yes thats strange… Well I will be cracking on with some animation scenes soon so I shall soon see the quality of playback they turn out to be in Max. Thanks for your time and help though.

Dec 15 2010 | 1:35 pm

Yep, I normally use ‘photoJPG’ codec for a combination of quality and processor friendliness, seems to be best option for large aspect movies but maybe something better for smaller ones?

Dec 15 2010 | 1:39 pm

Ah is this just a matter of rendering the video to this certain type? I will be exporting the animation in Flash as a quick time movie, then I can always put it into final cut or song vegas to change the codec?

Dec 15 2010 | 2:16 pm

You can do it straight from Flash, start to export as quicktime movie then in the Quick Time Export window press the ‘Quick Time Settings’ button, then press the ‘Settings’ button and you can choose your codec. If you want to have any transparent bits then you’ll have to use the animation codec instead.

Dec 15 2010 | 4:01 pm


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