I'm rendering a large animation on a laptop. And I need to turn off rendering on certain frames (they are repeated). For example, from 5-10 further from 15-20, 21-25. I plan to simply duplicate the missing frames rather than render them. I got acquainted with blender 1 month ago. sorry if it's a stupid question.


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If you render from the command-line you can pass a list of frames that include ranges, like (assuming your last from frame is 250), omitting the frames you don't want rendered:

blender -b "my.blend" -f 1-4,11-14,26-250

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    $\begingroup$ Thank you. Unfortunately, I have already done as the author wrote above. Fortunately, there are not many frames. I still have to master the world of scripts and Python. I'm pleased with how responsive Blender communities are :) $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 21, 2023 at 20:28
  • $\begingroup$ @VladimirZhelovanov -- realize that the above is a windows or linux command line, not a python script. I actually do a lot of my animation rendering using .cmd/.bat files. These can run in the background ("-b" option above), using less memory (no UI appears). Here is the doc $\endgroup$
    – james_t
    Commented Dec 22, 2023 at 20:56
  • $\begingroup$ This is the first time I've heard this. Very interesting, thanks $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 23, 2023 at 21:12

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