If halfway through rendering all frames of an animation with Cycles, is it possible to watch a video of the frames that have already been rendered? Thanks

  • $\begingroup$ Yes, it's possible. Use Video Sequence Editor to create a movie from the sequence of images you've got: blender.stackexchange.com/questions/52230/… $\endgroup$
    – Paul Gonet
    May 14, 2017 at 11:47
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    $\begingroup$ it depends on wether your rendering to a movie tile (eg. avi.) or seperate image frames $\endgroup$
    – Linguini
    May 14, 2017 at 14:01
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the help. So it is only possible if you're rendering separate image frames, not an avi? $\endgroup$
    – Jack
    May 14, 2017 at 14:35
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    $\begingroup$ Rendering directly as a video file is not recommended. Render as an image sequence first and encode to video later. $\endgroup$
    – user1853
    May 14, 2017 at 16:08
  • $\begingroup$ @cegaton thank you for the advice, I'll be sure to do so in future. However for the case of rendering directly as a video file, is it possible to or not? $\endgroup$
    – Jack
    May 14, 2017 at 17:20

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Thanks for the helpful comments.

For anyone that finds this in the future with the same question, if you just cancel the render with escape it will save the avi up to frame you were up to, so you can just note down what frame that was and start rendering again from after that and then combine the avi.


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