I made an animation in blender, and I rendered the animation. However, when I rendered it, Blender exported the animation as individual frames and not a video. How can I turn the images into a video? Do I have to use additional software/programs?

  • $\begingroup$ You could use ffmpeg, which runs on most systems and costs nothing. Alternatively, any video editing application should be able to do this for you. $\endgroup$
    – r3mainer
    Commented Jan 7, 2017 at 22:43
  • $\begingroup$ Generally, you want to render the animation as individual frames and not as a video. If your computer dies in the middle of a batch render, you don't lose all your work and you can restart where you left off. See this video: youtu.be/dd5RT8rEPqU $\endgroup$
    – Justin
    Commented May 1, 2018 at 15:21

1 Answer 1

  • Open Blender and go to the video sequence editor view.
  • Add->Image. Select to the folder with all you images and select them with a (all), b (box select), or shift+click (single select). Press "Add Image Strip"
  • You image sequence will be added as strip
  • Set start and end frame according to the strip's size.
  • Go back to the default view.
  • In the rendering tab of the Properties panel, make sure that "Sequencer" is checked in "Post Processing".
  • In "Output", set the wished video format, compression and out file
  • Render the animation (Ctrl+F12)

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