# How can I make my animation play for longer than 250 Frames?

I'm trying to find the settings that allow me to see longer previews of my animations when I play the animation with ALTA.

The animations default to only 250 frames long, but I'd like them to be longer. What is the way to do this?

## Changing the Length of Your Animation

In order to see a longer preview of your animation, you need to make your animation itself longer. To do this, you can change end End Frame of your animation in several places:

• Properties Editor > Render tab > Dimensions panel: Set End Frame to a higher value

• Timeline area: Increase the End value

• Timeline area: Place the green frame cursor on the desired end frame, press E to set it as new End

NOTE: Changing the End frame in any of these places changes it in all the other places also

• You can also place the time cursor in the timeline where you want and hit E key (to set the End Frame), and S key (to set the start frame). – Polosson Apr 26 '14 at 10:54
• Thank you, I did not know that. I'll update my answer! :) – Thom Blair III Apr 26 '14 at 11:00