Hey does anyone know how in maya to render an animation and export each image separately as a png ?
In you Render Settings be sure you set up your output files like so:
Pick "name.#.ext", "PNG", and set your end frame to whatever the end frame of your animation is. You might also want to check your image size settings and the quality settings on the Maya Software tab.
Then close the Render Settings window.
Now go to Render -> Batch Render, and it'll render your frames and number them for you. Unless you specify a different location in your project settings, they'll probably be in C:\Documents and Settings[i]whatever\My Documents\maya\projects\default\images.
Took me a minute to remember how to do it (the batch render part), I haven't used Maya in a looong time . Oh well, now that I've reinstalled it I guess I have an excuse to start modeling again.
Oh yeah, make sure that Alpha is ticked, and that you don't have a material linked to your viewport (you probably don't, it's something that you have to do manually). Oh, and of course be sure to pick the correct camera