2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 21, 2011 6:04 PM by ryanjohnsond

    QuickTime Display Squashed:  2k in Maya vs. 2048x1556 in AE?

    ryanjohnsond Level 1

      Why does AE set 2k resoltuion at 2048x1556 in AE??

      http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/1440/nervoussystemsquishedin.jpg

      AE's "Comp Settings" drop-down menu sets 2k (film) dimensions at 2048x1556.  Maya renders sets 2k resolutions as 2048x2048. Still not sure what the solution is.

       

      I renedered out an animation in Maya brought it into AE and when viewed it's squished--even though my settings in AE show the same dimensions I rendered it out.

      I've tried rendering it at different settings: 1080x1080, by 1920x1080, and 2k.  All get squished.

       

      Am I missing a setting?

       

      http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/964/2048squarepixels2.jpg

      The final QuickTime is squished/compressed vertically.
      http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/9525/squashed.jpg


        • 1. Re: QuickTime Display Squashed:  2k in Maya vs. 2048x1556 in AE?
          Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          First, drag your image sequence or footage file into the new comp icon at the bottom of the Project Panel, or select the footage, right click and select new comp, or drag it into an empty (no comp yet) timeline. If the footage is still squished or there are parts missing then check the File Interpretation for the footage. As long as everything is square pixels there should be no problems. I have no idea what kind of info Maya is capable of putting in the meta data or file headers.

          • 2. Re: QuickTime Display Squashed:  2k in Maya vs. 2048x1556 in AE?
            ryanjohnsond Level 1

            Thanks for your help, Rick.  I followed you to the T and still it's squashed. Then I tried something else: I rerendered the entire animation again at AE's 2k Dimensions of 2048x1556, and it worked. No squashing. But it's still a mystery why there are two different definitions (for lack of a better word) of "2k" between Autodesk and Adobe.

             

            Maya rule #2334: Don't user Maya's render setting for 2K (2048x2048), offered in Maya's 2010 drop-down menu, but use the industry standard offered in AE CS5 of 2048 x 1556.

             

            Yup. Looking good now.  Dimensions entered manually in Maya at 2048 x 1556. No squashing now.  :bounce:

            http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/964/2048squarepixels2.jpg