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:

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 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 tag instead.

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