When I hit F12 to render, a screen (see 2nd image) just pops up, and nothing happenes. It acts as if it's finished, when it's really not.

Is there something I've done wrong?

before rendering


  • $\begingroup$ Check Render Layers maybe? $\endgroup$ – cgslav May 26 '17 at 20:49
  • $\begingroup$ @LukeD I don't see any different with it, only one layer, the basic "RenderLayer" one $\endgroup$ – VDESC May 26 '17 at 20:53
  • $\begingroup$ I can't tell why then from just screenshots. Strip down the blend file to just one object and upload it to: blend-exchange.giantcowfilms.com and I'll have a look. $\endgroup$ – cgslav May 26 '17 at 20:55
  • $\begingroup$ OK, done @LukeD $\endgroup$ – VDESC May 26 '17 at 21:01


First of all, I don't know anything about Video Editing in Blender.

First option:

It seems that you have some Strip (4.) added to the project and this is blocking/muting rendering.

  1. Go to Video Editing.
  2. Select Strip (if you see transparent render result hit ESC).
  3. Erase Strips.

Or modify it accordingly to your project.


Second option:

If you don't use VSE at all and made this Strip by accident you can always turn of Sequencer completely:

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