Hi, I don’t remember seeing this topic before—if you have a link I’d like to see it, so I can brush up on the conversations of the past.
You don’t mention it, and I don’t mean to accuse you of making any rookie mistakes…but are you absolutely sure where this file is being saved to? … and you’ve gone through all of the standard search methods for tracking down a misplaced file?
Alternatively, are you also ensuring that the .avi extension is being added into the file name (within the Save As text box)?… this typically would be filled in automatically, but if you don’t see it, then I’d certainly manually enter it in after the file name—just for the purposes of troubleshooting.
Have you also gone into the ‘Options…’ settings and attempted to change any of the default settings which are present, and trying the export again with slightly different conditions.
And as always; What version of SketchUp do you have, and what OS is it running on… and for that matter what about your other computer specs…RAM, Video Card, and CPU…???
If you want to, for practical purposes, and because this is a presentation which probably has a timeframe of some sort. I say post up your model and let someone else create the export to .avi for you right away.
I’ll volunteer myself, of course, but I’m sure others will be able to do that as well. Troubleshooting this issue doesn’t have to come at the expense of keeping your client waiting if you’re up against a deadline on this… which I’m just saying as a quick solution.
It’s also immensely useful to work with the original file when trying to troubleshoot issues. Group testing could confirm a problem, if this is going to be a bug of sorts between a certain version of SU, and an OS.