The cube is not moving for the first 30 frames so I want to render only 1 frame of those and then hold the rest 29 frames and then the cube will start moving after frame 60 to frame 90

  • $\begingroup$ So you want the cube to stay still from frame 1 to 60 then it moves from frame 60 to 90? It's not clear what you want... Also, what do you mean by "video render"? $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Oct 5, 2023 at 17:23
  • $\begingroup$ I want it to stay still from frame 30 to 60, I use 30 as the starting point so if I bake physics they have some time to drop, and I don't know how to say video render any clearer. $\endgroup$ Oct 6, 2023 at 2:19

1 Answer 1


First, hopefully you are rendering to an image sequence instead of to mp4, that is the recommended practice for several reasons.

  1. Render the first "hold" image and save as a png.
  2. Render frames 60-90, or the "motion" in your scene to image sequence (0060.png - 0090.png)
  3. Open a new instance of Blender in Video Editing mode.
  4. Add your single "hold" image to the timeline with Add -> Image/Sequence. You can grab the ends of the clip on the timeline to extend or shorten the number of frames it will be shown.
  5. Use Add -> Image/Sequence again to add frames 60-90 all at once, which will add it to the timeline as an image sequence with one image per frame.

Use the timeline to arrange things to your liking.

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Then render this timeline to mp4 using the Output panel.


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