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

Change Animation End Frame

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    $\begingroup$ 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). $\endgroup$
    – Polosson
    Apr 26 '14 at 10:54
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you, I did not know that. I'll update my answer! :) $\endgroup$ Apr 26 '14 at 11:00
  • $\begingroup$ I know this question and answer is old, but I still want to post my comment. Isn't just increasing the frames is not enough? Don't you also need to bake the frames after increasing frames? $\endgroup$
    – ThN
    Feb 15 '21 at 16:40

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