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Ok I really do not like the camera part of rendering. I can easily line up a good looking model without the camera but I keep realizing you need the camera to render into an image file. Is there anyway I can render without the camera and then download into a image?

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    $\begingroup$ short answer is: no. You can render from the viewport, but that is a bit different and much more limited. $\endgroup$
    – David
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    $\begingroup$ Set the camera to view Ctrl Alt Numpad0 Read also: blender.stackexchange.com/questions/43/… $\endgroup$
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    $\begingroup$ ....And there's the N toolbar > View > Lock Camera to View. Mine's on a shortcut. Then you can move the camera with your normal viewport controls. $\endgroup$ Apr 22 '21 at 17:54
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In some way, you can do this with: 3D Viewport ‣ View ‣ Viewport Render but you have to keep in mind it won't be standard render. You will have to disable from rendering viewport overlays, like: floor, axis etc.

Examples:

Standard render: enter image description here

Standard viewport render: enter image description here

Viewport render without viewport overlays: enter image description here

More info: https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/editors/3dview/viewport_render.html

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    $\begingroup$ Hi, thanks for the post. This site is not a regular forum, answers should be substantial and thoroughly explain the solution and required workflow. One liners and short tips rarely make for a good answer. If you can edit your post and provide some more details about the procedure and why it works feel free to restore it, otherwise it may be deleted or converted into a comment. Perhaps add a few images illustrating the workflow and final results. See How do I write a good answer? $\endgroup$ Apr 22 '21 at 23:51
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Technically you need a camera to render, however you could use viewport rendering as user1660210 mentioned, this however does not allow for you to save an image.

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  • $\begingroup$ Hi, thanks for the post. This site is not a regular forum, answers should be substantial and thoroughly explain the solution and required workflow. One liners and short tips rarely make for a good answer. If you can edit your post and provide some more details about the procedure and why it works feel free to restore it, otherwise it may be deleted or converted into a comment. Perhaps add a few images illustrating the workflow and final results. See How do I write a good answer? $\endgroup$ Apr 22 '21 at 23:52
  • $\begingroup$ You can save a viewport render. On the render popup window, look on the menu options. $\endgroup$
    – Nathan
    Apr 23 '21 at 0:34

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