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Background "pixely" when I render?

Posted: Thu, 17th Dec 2009, 3:55am

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Why does the background look "pixely" when I render a scene? I've got my settings set as high as they will go. I'm compressing using Video format (don't know if that makes a difference or not)

Thanks for any help you can provide!
Posted: Thu, 17th Dec 2009, 4:20am

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are you sizing the background up?
Posted: Thu, 17th Dec 2009, 4:30am

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The compression you select absolutely makes a difference in the quality of the rendered footage. But that doesn't mean that the problem is automatically related to that. "Video" is not a high quality codec though, and you might Try Uncompressed or the Quicktime Animation codec to see if those give you better results. Files will be bigger though, just so you are aware.

The amount of filters you have applied to the footage or any resizing, as Darth Stazz mentioned, could also factor into this.

Sometimes people with similar questions are also just seeing Interlacing lines, which aren't a problem but are part of how video works. They are, however, difficult to fully understand sometimes.