Rendering

Rendering is all handled in the cloud so you don't have to worry about bogging down your own computers. We know you are always in a time crunch so we use state-of-the-art GPU render farms to deliver quick turn-arounds.

Rendering Video

Once your video is ready to render, simply hit the "Render" button in the bottom right corner of your Scene Editor to send it off to render. If you do not see it that's likely because your screen is too small. To fix this, decrease the size of your browser UI by selecting "Zoom Out" under the "View" settings.

If you are currently in trial, your renders will be processed with a watermark. Simply upgrade to remove the watermark when you're ready.

Render time typically takes about 1-1.5 minutes for every 1 second of video.

Rendering Images

You can render unlimited images for free using the "Render Image" button. The high resolution image is rendered wherever the playhead is currently at. You have no limit to how many stills you can create. We highly recommend using this feature to confirm your final look prior to sending the full scene off to render.

Previewing Your Render

You can view all of your previous renders in the "Renders" pop-up in the bottom right corner of the Scene Editor or in the "Render Browser" tab of the Scene Browser. From here, you can view, rename, download, share, restore, or delete all purchased renders.

Downloading Your Video

Now that your video looks great, you are ready to download. Click to preview your video (described above) and in the upper right corner you will see a download button.

You can choose from two codec options when downloading your render:

  1. MP4 Video This option is best for users who are intending to use the render provided by ScreenSpace as their final video without the intension of modifying it later. The codec is H264 MP4 at a very high bitrate.

  2. ProRes Video This option is best for advanced users who are looking to use additional composting software to integrate more elaborate or custom environments around the 3D devices. Your render will include embedded alpha using the industry standard ProRes 4444 codec. You will also receive a 3D After Effects camera to aid in more immersive integrations.

    Note: ProRes 444 render files can be very large files as they are uncompressed. Depending on your video duration, it can be over 1-2gb.

Simply click on the video in the "Renders" pop up in the Scene Editor or the Render Browser tab in the Scene Browser, and click the download icon in the upper right corner to select the codec you prefer.

Note About Videos with Transparency

If you view the raw ProRes 4444 file with alpha in quicktime it will appear to have artifacts and jagged edges. This is because you are viewing the "unpremultiplied" raw clip in which the alpha has not yet been applied.

Bringing this render into After Effects with the alpha settings set to "Straight - Unmatted" will allow you to seamlessly composite the video against any background without artifacts.


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