# Is there a way to keep the frame range but skip first n frames

Is there a way to have a frame range from i.e. Frame Start 1 to End 1000 but skip the first 400 Frames and start rendering the animation at frame 401 without changing the Frame Start value?

Why would I ever need this?

Unfortunately I started rendering a procedural animation, where some values depend on the values of Frame Start and Frame End. Blender crashed half way through rendering the frames and I want to resume at a specific frame. If I change the Frame Start now, I would get a totally different animation.

• FYI if you disable "Overwrite" in the render settings, the frames that are already rendered in the target folder will not get re-rendered – Gorgious Nov 23 '20 at 10:27
• Thats an even better solution for some cases. Didn't know that. – bstnhnsl Nov 23 '20 at 14:44