Sun Study Options

The Sun Study tab in the Output Tools dialog box includes the following settings, which appear when you click Output Tools > Sun Study > Sun Study Options.

The Sun Study tab has two sections, Sun Study Options and Render Options. The Sun Study Options are described below.

Output File

Filename Lets you name the output file.
Image Format Specifies the format of the output images.
Render Layers Renders specialized output passes that you can use in post-processing software to enhance the normal output pass.
Movie Format Specifies the format of the output movie.
Include Alpha Includes an alpha channel in the output file.


Create Movie Encodes the sun study as a movie.
Time Range (Start/End) Specifies the time of day the animation begins and ends for scenes using a Sky Study Environment. You can specify a time range of up to 48 hours. Move the handles on the slider control to adjust the range.
Frames per Second Specifies the frame rate of playback.
Number of Frames If Create Movie is clear, specifies the total number of frames to render in the sequence.
Duration Specifies the length of animation. Spinning the slider increases or decreases the time.