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Compressing .ass files using 3ds Max for upload to Zync cloud rendering

I've been using Zync cloud rendering for a while but recently they changed their software and my Arnold renders take forever to upload. They(Zync team) say that now my render files are loaded as 'stand-alone' meaning .ass files get sent. These are huge and thus the reason for long upload times(plus 3ds Max is unresponsive during this process).

Stephen Blair(Arnold support) wrote to the Zync Team and said, "You should be able to use compressed ass files (ass.gz)" How do I do this? There seems to be no settings from the MaxToA plugin in 3ds max.

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  • With File > Export, select the Use gzip checkbox.
  • With the Archive tab of Render Setup, add .ass.gz as the file extension.
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