I have a "long" scene i want to render (20 seconds). However, if i were to render it all at once it would use 90% of my computer for multiple days.Could i render it in pieces? Such as rendering 0-100 frames over night then 101-200 frames the next night and so on. Then edit it together later. or would there be an obvious jitter or something?

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    $\begingroup$ under render settings choose the frame range you want to render > in the output section make sure you choose (PNG,TIFF,EXR) > then hit the animation button to render. It will output single files that you can bring back in as one long animation. $\endgroup$ – icYou520 Mar 7 '18 at 18:43
  • $\begingroup$ Also look into using a render farm. $\endgroup$ – user1853 Mar 7 '18 at 18:51
  • $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate of: Resume rendering? $\endgroup$ – user1853 Mar 7 '18 at 18:58

Yes, you can. Make the output file with a '.png' extension (or any other image extension) and start rendering the animation. It will render each frame as a picture and you can stop and continue it whenever you want, starting from whichever frame you want. At the end, when it's all done, just add them all in blender's video editor or in a separate video editing software and the rest is easy.

Here's a video tutorial from Blender Guru: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dd5RT8rEPqU

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    $\begingroup$ In the output settings disable the overwrite box. That way blender will keep the rendered frames and work on the missing ones only. $\endgroup$ – user1853 Mar 7 '18 at 18:50

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