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I cant find it...where is it?


In the dialog box ("browse image for output") where you choose the name and file format for the rendered image. When you select a tiff file and save, an additional window comes up where you choose specific settings for the tiff. If that doesn't happen, look for a "setup" button in the first window.

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Render with same resolution in Max and open that tiff file into photoshop ; image ; image size....


Check out the resample image and change 72 dpi to 300 dpi .

By this the image will be intact and just save that...


Quiet simple proces...hope it works out for you.......:)

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Nazirull Safry

Sorry if it sounds somewhat harsh, but the question shws some basic missunderstanding of how pixels work.

From MAX u render in pixels.

If you know you want the final to be certain real world size (inchs, CMs...) at a certain resulotion (dpi) than u need to calc that as already discussed a number of times.

pixels are the raw units of bitmaps. If you have a 2133x1600 than thats your image size. Now you can arrange it for print @ 300dpi or 150dpi or whatever dpi but its a minor step that doesnt change anything and the pixel count in the file stays the same.

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Maranello - the setting dialog box that was referred to is in Photoshop, not Max.


One thing that always helps to remember it is that the TOTAL PIXEL count will ALWAYS remain the same overall. What changes is now many are in an inch. This means that a 300 dpi image just has 300 dot per inch, but an image of the same resolution could be 72 dpi, it would just measure much larger in inches.


Try to visualize a big sheet with a million little squares, or pixles. If you shrink that image to, say, 50%, all of those little squares are going to be smaller, but the number of them will remain the same. This shrunken image will have more squares per square inch, simply because they are smaller.

Make sense? Both the large and smaller image could be 2000x1600 (or whatever), it's just the size of the squares (pixels) that changes.


So when your client wants it at 2133 (or whatever), it doesn't matter if it's 300 dpi or 72 dpi, as long as the pixel count is the same.


I provide my clients with the images at 72 dpi and offer to change them if they don't understand this, but so far no one has asked for me to change it.

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Bhanu....Thanks but I already know how to do that in Photoshop


BigChahunak and mbr......I never quite understand this whole pixel mess until u guys explain it to me. thanks doode! but my original question was how to get 300 dpi output render straight from max 5 without getting in photshop...if there is any way to do that. Out of curiousity. Because now we can only do that in max 6 where you can set your dpi before or after you finish rendering. rite?

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We'r going in circles...

You cant get such a thing from MAX and there is no need too.

DPI is for print. you dont print from MAX - you do that from Photoshop, right. Thats why you only arrange it in Photoshop, but need to know your total needed pixel count right from the start, so you can render it out without the need to scale it later in Photoshop.

Try reading Jeff's article here http://www.cgarchitect.com/vb/showthread.php?t=5759 and see if you get the hang of it.

You can also try this http://www.cgarchitect.com/vb/showthread.php?t=5750 or this http://www.cgarchitect.com/vb/showthread.php?t=3469 or http://www.cgarchitect.com/vb/showthread.php?t=28

Or just get a Photoshop book cause its not MAX directly related.

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