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  • Jaggies? How To Get Rid Of?

    Posted by Chris Stegner on April 8, 2005 at 12:47 pm

    I have setup an animation in ProAntimator (NTSC DN 720×480, Upper field first, and Antialias set at 3×3) When I render the movie out I have tried uncompressed and animation. I’m semi-new to this but I know enough to match up all my setting in ProAnimator and AE so when I import it there’s no issues. I then import my rendered file into AE. I have a background behind it, and I’m sure that’s not the issue. My problem is that when I render the AE file, my background looks good but the import PA movie looks “jaggy”, or “low rez” kind of look.

    Am I missing something? If I set my antialias to a higher number (like 5×5 per the instruction manual PDF) the animation looks real soft in PA. Will that be less noticable coming out of AE?

    I see all the awesome examples on the Zaxwerks website, but I just can’t get there. By the way, my final product will be a DVD.

    Any help would be highly appreciated!

    Jon Okerstrom replied 19 years, 1 month ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Vinnie

    April 8, 2005 at 2:44 pm

    Only use Fields when you are using DV footage. Dont render your 3d model with fields. That could be it.


    (I dont know why I triple posted below this…the cow is crazy)

  • Jon Okerstrom

    April 12, 2005 at 5:59 pm

    Hi Chris,

    A few thoughts:

    First, field rendering your animation will provide slightly smoother motion, so long as you have the field order correct. NTSC DV is lower field first. You are correct in using a lossless codec for your intermediate movie to avoid compression artifacts.

    Second, when you import your movie into AE, be sure your interpret footage setting is correct… that is, tell AE whether to deinterlace the video for you and what the field order is supposd to be.

    Third, be sure you have the video quality toggle for your movie set to best quality in your timeline. This will

    And finally, the only way to see how a field-rendered animation will look for real is by playing it back on an NTSC monitor or tv set. It will show jaggies on your computer screen because computer screens are not interlaced video.

    Does any of this help?


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