Monday, 14 April 2014

The Shadow: Texturing (Complete) and a Warning(?)

The texturing stage is now finished. Tomorrow I will be adjusting and tweaking the lights. If any of the textures look bad in the light they shall be edited.

However, even though everything seems to be rendering just fine I keep getting a warning like that:

(LOCATION OF THE TEXTURE): unknown field with tag 37724 (0x935c) encountered.

IMG  0.3    539 MB warn   102023: TIFFReadDirectory:(LOCATION OF THE TEXTURE.tiff): wrong data type 7 for "RichTIFFIPTC"; tag ignored.

I can see it's due to the .tiff format, but I don't know why it suddenly started occuring. It doesn't seem to interrupt the process of rendering but I decided to mention the problem here in case any of you know something more about it. The Internet told me not to worry and ignore it, just like Maya says "tag ignored", but as we all know the Internet is not always right...Any ideas?

Below screenshots and test renders of the finished character:


  1. Hi Sam

    1) Save your file.
    2) Choose File - Optiimize Scene
    3) Save you file with a new name.

    1. Hi Alan,
      Thank you for the advice, however even after optimizing scene it's still giving that error...

  2. It could be that one of your images is either 16 bit or has file compression coming out of Photoshop.