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We've finished all the visual effects work on this shot, so now we're ready to render. Let's take a look at the shot first. (video playing) So, we have our color grading, we have our heads-up display, our Armature, and our Tattoo tracked in. So, to render out, I simply need to add this composition and color grade to the render queue. Composition > Add to Render Queue. That gives me the Render Queue tab.
It's also listed down here. I need to change my Output Module and my Output to, and then I can render. So, in terms of Output Module, I'll click the word Lossless, and the Output Module Settings window opens. In terms of the format, I can choose a movie just for a test. If I wanted to render out something with a higher quality, I would choose Image Sequence. But for now, I'm just going to choose a QuickTime movie, QuickTime. Now, whenever you do pick a movie, you should change the Format Options to maximize your quality.
Click this button. There are a number of choices. All the different Video Codecs are up here. I'm going to select MPEG-4. Now, there are several other ones that are good quality too like, H.264, but this will do for now, MPEG-4. Click OK. This is all good. Click OK. And then go and pick a place to render this, and also a name for the movie. I'm going to go to my desktop and just call this one Test. Save that.
Once these two items are set, I can render. Once the render finishes, the yellow bar will disappear and you'll have a movie on disc where you chose to write it out. You can open that movie outside the After Effects. Now, I want to just import it just to check it. File > Import > File, go to my desktop, and grab that Test.mov. I'm going to open it up here, just in the footage viewer and take a look.
And there we go, the final rendered movie. The project is now complete.
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