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Whenever I run a viewport render animation by clicking View->Viewport Render Animation in Blender 2.93.5, the files are written to disk in the '/tmp/' folder, but they are not loaded into blender for playback.

I don't really want to have to write out a .mov every time and load it in quicktime. I see video tutorials where the resulting render automatically pops up.

What am I missing?

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You can use Render > View Animation and the animation will pop-up:

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. Any reason why the animation is 1/4 the size of the window? $\endgroup$ Dec 2, 2021 at 23:09
  • $\begingroup$ maybe check the Output panel > Dimensions > % ? $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Dec 3, 2021 at 5:01
  • $\begingroup$ 1920x1080 at 100%. Looks fine when I open up an image. Something specific to the Blender animation player. $\endgroup$ Dec 3, 2021 at 18:59
  • $\begingroup$ Looks like it's a known bug on macos: developer.blender.org/D9837 $\endgroup$ Dec 3, 2021 at 19:15

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