Going Mad! Where is play button after rendering v2.5

Hi all,

I’m a slow learner on v.2.5. For starters when I render animation for smoke examples I get a black blank screen and it does seem to render!!!??? a complete mystery here. Also on some succesful renders for animation, I can’t find the play button.

Can someone do a quick screen shot to make clear what I’m missing here. Would be eternally grateful. Cheers.

There’s not a play button. Hit Ctrl + F11 and it will play back your rendered animation.