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I have Particle Illusions 3.0, a motion graphics particle effects software used to animate extra details in shows like Jimmy Neutron. When you export your work, what happens is that it is exported in whatever size the "stage" is. The stage is where you do all of your work, moving particle emitters and framing etc. All work is done there aside from menu browsing and effect selection.

You see, when you frame the stage, you cannot frame it to the exact resolution of your monitor. For my full HD screen, the maximum resolution I can export is something wierd like 1907x981. This is because I cannot figure out how to expand the borders of the stage to equal my full 1920x1080 monitor in fullscreen. This is important because I cannot export content in full HD because of this.

Can anyone show/tell me how to expand the stage's borders to fullscreen in order to export in full HD?

[This program has a 30 day free trial which has no registration or account requirements, even if you do not have it, download it from Wondertouch's website, the creator, and fool with it until you can give me an answer.]
    
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Im not sure but ive never done things this way in this program. First I set up my project settings panel to 1920x1080, save the project file then use particle illusion render (pillusionrender) to render it out in full 1080p. Ive never had a problem with it, or heard of something like you just explained.
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Well this is going to sound basic... but what I've seen is that after pressing the big fat red export dot button, it'll go through your normal motions of exporting, but then on one of the windows the resolution is not what the original image or video was but is instead the size of the stage.

I normally just open the program, throw in a picture or video and begin to edit, so whatever preprocess you mentioned might be my issue. Lemme try a few things.




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Well this is going to sound basic... but what I've seen is that after pressing the big fat red export dot button, it'll go through your normal motions of exporting, but then on one of the windows the resolution is not what the original image or video was but is instead the size of the stage.

I normally just open the program, throw in a picture or video and begin to edit, so whatever preprocess you mentioned might be my issue. Lemme try a few things.




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I just did what you explained. I usually dont do it that route with the record button, but I just got it exported it full hd 1080p. What settings are you exporting as? Did you set the stage to 1920x1080p?
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This time I did set the stage with that resolution and exported through the same way as always. My resolution still would not go any higher than some weird, non HD number and I can't raise it. I zoomed out and I can clearly see the stage in its entirety along with the image which is also 100% intact and not distorted.

Trying more wierd stuff...
    
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This time I did set the stage with that resolution and exported through the same way as always. My resolution still would not go any higher than some weird, non HD number and I can't raise it. I zoomed out and I can clearly see the stage in its entirety along with the image which is also 100% intact and not distorted.

Trying more wierd stuff...
Exporting as wmv or avi? Some particular codecs within the container restrains your size, for example the DV option on AVI constraints your export to 720x480. Im using full frames uncompressed for 1080p.
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Alright, for some reason I cannot capture more than 73% of the resolution I need when exporting. I can do 192x108 which is the right ratio, but not the right res. As soon as I put the zoom value at anything higher than 73%, the value of the resolution does not change.
    
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can you take a screenshot? feel free to blur out the project file if you need to on the stage, more importantly i want to see the settings you have put up and what you are exporting as, etc.
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In this case I'm just exporting a dingy little JPEG. I have exported AVI files with a limited, but very close to full HD resolution, but nothing full HD. I adjusted the stage frame successfully to 1080p and the editing process allows me to view the entire project as if it is in fact 1080p. The exporting process, however, limits me to varying degrees still.
    
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Screenshots comin' up.

I won't need to blur, It's only a light porno. tongue.gif
    
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