In the 3d viewport I am using a border region to only render things inside the selected region. I did this with CtrlB. I cannot get rid of the region. How can I make the border disappear?

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    – gandalf3
    Commented Apr 22, 2014 at 20:27
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    – baptx
    Commented Sep 24, 2019 at 18:17

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Use Ctrl + Alt + B to clear the render border, or if you open the Space menu and type "render border", you should see the option.

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There is also Shift + B, but this is the legacy shortcut for border render IIRC and it only works when looking through the camera. Use Ctrl + B as you can have different render borders for the viewport (when doing realtime rendering) and the camera.

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    $\begingroup$ Thorny stuff! Control Alt B should really be memorized because it's not the natural inverse / release for Control B and without it you're seriously locked-up. Meanwhile, the insidious thing to be emphasized about Shift B is that it's the (very useful!) zoom border in ALL BUT camera views (where it has the duplicate ["legacy"] function described). $\endgroup$
    – user11531
    Commented Feb 11, 2015 at 12:54
  • $\begingroup$ Wow! I've been struggling with this problem for a long time. Thanks for a solution! $\endgroup$
    – Paul Gonet
    Commented Nov 12, 2015 at 21:17
  • $\begingroup$ verbiage changed to 'Clear Render Region'? $\endgroup$
    – Brad Goss
    Commented Jun 28, 2022 at 22:19

On the View Properties Panel (N to open it) you can find the "Render Border" checkbox. So, select/unselect the chebkbox to enable/disable the render border appearance.


There is also a "border checkbox" in "Properties > Render > Dimensions panel", SteveW posted an image of the panel in this post.


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