The action of turning a scene into an end product such as an image or movie. If your question is specific to one render engine, please use its respective tag (cycles, blender-internal, etc).
Rendering is the process of converting a 3D scene into a 2D image or series of images. During rendering, the lighting, shading, materials, and textures are all applied to the faces of the models in the scene and viewed from a camera, resulting in a final image.
Render engines that are available for Blender include:
- Blender Internal blender-internal
- Cycles cycles
- Freestyle freestyle
The Blender Game Engine allows you to create realistic simulations or interactive 3D applications that operate in real-time. For questions related to the Game Engine, please use the game-engine tag instead.
The Blender Network Render Engine allows you to render a single animation on multiple computers to speed up the total render time. For questions related to the Network Render Engine, please use the network tag instead.