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?


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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
    Commented Apr 26, 2014 at 10:54
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you, I did not know that. I'll update my answer! :) $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 26, 2014 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
    Commented Feb 15, 2021 at 16:40

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