I just ended a render and I can't find the file. I don't choose any folder/location for saving it, I just rendered with the default presets.

Now there is a thing. I opened ANOTHER blender file and start to render too. Do you think the file overwrite?

Please help :(

  • $\begingroup$ The default directory (if you dindn't touch your starting file) should be your temporary directory, but its exact location depends on your OS. Just open a new file and look at the output panel. Regarding the name, if the frame count it's the same for both animations, there is a chance it has been overwrited, or well... "they" have been overwrited..because by default the output file format is PNG, so you should look for frames (0001.png, 0002.png, 0003.png...). $\endgroup$
    – Carlo
    Jan 9 '18 at 18:08
  • $\begingroup$ They should try to save to the same folder by default, and Overwrite is enabled by default. You will need to re-render some frames at least, potentially all of one of them. $\endgroup$
    – VRM
    Jan 9 '18 at 18:14
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    $\begingroup$ Read Where did my file Save to? $\endgroup$
    – user1853
    Jan 9 '18 at 18:22

You have of to check the output tab to select the path where you want your animation to be saved. enter image description here


for OPENGL renders:

first off C:\tmp for win7 with 2.78 That's where mine was. second you can press


to play the animation and it(the directory) should display at the top.

For non OPENGL:

select the camera goto properties > Render(should be the first tab > Output

The pythonic way:

 import bpy

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