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I have tried rendering from Walker and the resulting file brings up tis dialog box - Quicktime can't open movie

In all formats from walker ??
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What is the format? Mac or PC?

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Mac OSX 10.11.1 

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Anyone had the same problem ??
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REALLY GLAD I BOUGHT WALKER AS I CANT EXPORT A MOVIE
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Well in order to help you we need to know at least what format you have tried. There are several export format, I guess you have tried some. Which ones?

I'm not an expert on Mac video player an codec, but you might want to try out VLC as a video player, the best player I know: open any format.

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It obviously works, otherwise we wouldn't be selling it, and we wouldn't have been able to create movies from it.

Movies can be a bit of a minefield!

You need to know the format, the resolution the frame rate and the compression format used. None of these are necessarily straightforward.
The file format can be particularly tricky. Some, like wmf for example, won't play on the Mac out of the box, and you will either need Perian or Flip4mac installed to play them.
mpg and avi are in effect file format 'wrappers' that contain compressed video which can be in any one of a number of formats.

There will be some mpg and avi files that you can play, and some not.
Have a look here.

It's perfectly possible to export a movie which doesn't play on certain machines because they don't have the relevant Codec (compressor-decompressor) installed. Even when they do, it's perfectly possible that the file size is too big for a particular machine's hardware configuration, and the video ends up looking jerky.

There are lots of codecs around (they deal with video compression) and most computers don't have all codecs installed. To make matters more complicated, some are commercial, and need special software installing.
Different operating systems deal with video formats and codecs in different ways.

There are applications that will play back almost any format. Some are free and multi-platform (VLC - quoted by Nick is a great choice), some are not.

One possible solution is to upload to Vimeo or Youtube, and they will convert them for playback on any machine.

Another is to use Handbrake (or another video re-encoder, Handbrake is free) to re-encode your video.





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I thought the clue was in the title "QuickTime" it has. H264 codec all completely Mac..... I can't see where it could be going wrong but with the fact that no one bothered to help or has had the same problem I thought I'd get your attention. Anyway still no solutions
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" movies can be a problem " well seeing as it is a animation plug in what am I supposed to do make a flicker book of stills
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Well, you could start by posting on the Podium Walker forum - that's here by the way.

If one is going to make movies, I guess one ought to do some research, particularly considering how complex the situation can be.

I don't use it, because my office doesn't need movies, and I don't want my staff to waste time learning about something that isn't of any particular importance.
I can use it, but I don't use it often enough to be of any real help.

You've not told anyone what settings you have used, other than Podium Walker, Mac, Quicktime, H264 and apparently 'all formats'. What is the frame rate, resolution, and size of resulting file?

You haven't told us if you have done anything to diagnose the problem yourself.

Those things are useful to anyone trying to diagnose problems.





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Well thanks for an answer apart from all the things you mention - operating system, codec, format, computer.... I don't know what to tell you. I put my scenes together press make movie it asks a limited amount of options I would assume are native and it works right, no ?

I wouldn't dare use it in work, learnt that harsh lesson when podium was just a renderer, however I have still struggled through and got some good results but hey I bought walker on the features it offers which if you expect it to output to an animation, that you would assume, then it doesn't work in native Mac format with QuickTime options in the software - not some external options - the ones in podium on the platform I bought it and run it under DONT WORK that's all
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Well, that's not necessarily the case. It appears so from what you have done, but until Dave and Taka diagnose your issues on the PW forum, it's perhaps a bit premature to claim that it doesn't work with those settings.

I used to make movies years ago, but it got a bit complicated as well as time-consuming, and at that time the movies weren't really that useful, as uploading to something like Dropbox or Vimeo wasn't an option. I lost the will to continue fiddling around with the settings. Perhaps things are better now.

I ought to look at this again, sorry I can't be of any more help!

Have you tried uploading to YouTube, which will transcode your video to a format which is universally playable?


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Oh well your a moderator and gave up then I'm in good company
I can really be arsed - just bought the "photo realistic fly throughs" as advertised
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Oh it can definitely be done, and there are some excellent examples, but you do need to know what you are doing!
I've created movies on my Mac, but it was a while ago.

In my office, as well as running the Architecture section, I'm also the CAD manager for a multi-disciplinary team of around 40 people. There are so many things I need to know about so many bits of software I don't use, that there is a limit to how much new stuff I have the time and willingness to learn!

Dave and Taka can give you pointers on the settings to use in PW. Dave is the expert, he's made loads of videos with it. Have you seen section 7 on this page?
Post on the PW forum, and I'm pretty sure you'll get help.

It's one of these things, that like burning CDs/DVDs, ought to be really simple (and is really simple if you know exactly what to do), but in reality it's not quite so straightforward if you want anyone and everyone to read the data as intended.



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I've done tons of animations on lots of different pieces of software for decades and this is and always has been like some Beta software where anything could be wrong. 

I decided to strip it all down and just fly around the sketch up man - it worked allbeit pixelated and not great but the format - the three included on a mac iTunes, MP4 and quicktime movie now work so the size and complexity of the model was the problem not the codecs or file type. 

The model I originally tried had a lot of Podium content trees and I can only imagine that to much data was needed  

Here I go again testing out a SU Podium piece of software trying to get it to work, I know it's £50 and you can get results from it 

Thanks anyway 
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