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Hi and thanks in advance!

I followed the tut to make a planet using Blender 2.8.1.16, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUNfPavsViY which resulted in an image containing 2 layers, Planet and Atmosphere. I can render each separately using cycles and see them in the compositor. I can create a simple timeline to spin the planet 360 degrees on Z and play it in timeline. But when I attempt to render a series of images from the timeline, it ONLY renders the frame playhead images.

How can I instruct blender to create all of the images needed for the timeline rotation?

In Output I have, Frame Start=1, End=250, Step=1, In Post Processing I have tried with Compositing on and off and I have Sequencer Checked.

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  • $\begingroup$ Okay from what I understand you are confused why it's rendering the images at where the playhead is right ? $\endgroup$ – Yohello 1 Dec 18 '19 at 18:27
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, when I did the Donut I believe I simply set up a a timeline with some keyframes and it rendered the entire set of frames that I could then render as a video. Is there a different behavior for Compositor or having View Layers that I am missing or am I just confused about some simple thing that I am not understanding? $\endgroup$ – Jon Dec 18 '19 at 19:12
  • $\begingroup$ I think you have everything $\endgroup$ – Yohello 1 Dec 18 '19 at 20:29
  • $\begingroup$ I must be missing something, when I render I get whatever frame the playhead is on and just that one but when I did this before I rendered all frames within the start and end and was able to render a video from an image sequence. In this case I never get an image sequence. You said that I am 'confused why it's rendering the images (you wrote plural) at where the playhead is" - I would say NO, I am confused why it ONLY renders the single image at the playhead and not all of the images defined by Frame Start and Frame End. $\endgroup$ – Jon Dec 18 '19 at 21:29
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Easy Peasy - I was trying to use Render Image to render my animation sequence, not render animation. After doing another project I realized I need to render animation either as a series of images (preferred) or as a single video output. I was thinking that Render Animation was not for the image sequence but for the movie output. Now I see that is part of the output format for Render Animation. ;-)

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  • $\begingroup$ You can mark your own answer as correct. $\endgroup$ – Yohello 1 Dec 20 '19 at 19:12

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