3d renders for Print?!?!

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I am rendering characters in (3DS MAX 7) for print, but they are coming out kinda blurry, also... I tried to save the renders as TIFF's at 300dpi and 800x600 but when I open the file in photoshop it is really small (2x 2.667) WTF? It should be very large....please help me out!
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It's got something to do with DPI and the physical size of the image. I think there are a few posts here which explain screen resolution vs. print resolution and how to get the results you want, so you might like to try searching the forums.

Also, the following resources might help:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dots_per_inch
http://www.fotofinish.com/resources/cen ... lution.htm
http://www.classical-webdesigns.co.uk/r ... nvert.html
http://bobatkins.com/photography/digita ... izing.html

Hth.
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800x600 eh?

800 (pixels) divided by 300 (dpi) = 2.667"

dpi means dots per inch, so you need to multiply the desired width in inches of the final print size by 300 to give you an idea of the necessary render pixel size.

Eg: a 6x4" print:

6 x 300 = 1800 pixels wide
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Thank you guys for all your help. It was a really BIG help indeed.
My teacher never really explained how to figure out that stuff. Just how to operate and get around in MAX....guess that makes her a bad teacher...
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Aww, don't be so hard on her. Most 3D classes of which I've heard don't deal with print. That's the sort of information you might expect to find in a digital imaging class, or something related to pre-press (Quark, Illustrator).

And Impel, thanks for the simplest explanation of the screen-to-printer journey I have ever seen.

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