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Is there a way to preview the entire clip? The timeline does have another mode where it allows you to see in seconds, but it doesn't help much. It's kind of annoying to wait for it to render everything just to check if things are moving too fast or slow. I just want to know if the flow of movement is going smoothly because when you hit the play button everything moves so slow it's hard to tell.enter image description here

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You can choose the display mode you want, like Solid, then go into camera view and View > Viewport Render Animation:

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It will export the movie or images into the folder and in the dimensions set in the Output panel. To watch the result go into Render > View Animation:

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As pointed out by Gordon Brinkmann: Another advantage of this method is you can render any view you like from angles other than the camera view.

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  • $\begingroup$ Oh man, be slower!!! Why do I even start answering? 🤣 $\endgroup$ Jan 25, 2023 at 8:15
  • $\begingroup$ If I'm awake don't even try!! $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Jan 25, 2023 at 8:16
  • $\begingroup$ lol I was just about to finish my answer by adding, another advantage of this method is you can render any view you like from angles other than the camera view (you don't even need any camera for the viewport render) if this helps to see certain parts of the animation better. $\endgroup$ Jan 25, 2023 at 8:18
  • $\begingroup$ Sure I'm going to add that, thanks $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Jan 25, 2023 at 8:28
  • $\begingroup$ You two are funny, but I agree. It is always a race against time when moonboots is awake. :D $\endgroup$ Jan 25, 2023 at 15:11
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For this, I would usually change the render engine to Workbench, and then render the animation out. I think, you can output file format as FFmpeg Video in MPEG-4 Container. This way, You have a video output to see all the movement without any lag.

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