Is it possible to render, say, 50 frames, then close down blender, and start rendering again at the 50th frame, whilst still outputing to the same avi file ? I’d like to render part of a sequence, then come back to it later (I’m using particles with motion blur so rendering is slow). Or to do this, must I output to still pictures and combine them into an avi using another program ?
YES and NO
In the case your question was also HOW…
1 - Render those still images. It is a lot better, if you have a power failure you lose a frame, and don’t spoil the whole file, or a section of it
2 - Use Blender to create the movie from the images… who need an external program ?
Go in Blender in the sequece editor window (film icon) add (SHIFT+A) all your images and then in the rendering button push ‘do sequence’ and anim!
Thanks ! I didn’t know Blender could create movies from stills. But when I render, nothing seems to happen for about a hundred frames, (the first image is displayed but no others) then the other frames are rendered. What am I doing wrong ?
Difficult to say…
look at the Sta and End buttons in the rendering toolwindow…
send the .blend, eventually…
Hmmm… I started over and it worked fine. No idea what I was doing wrong.
Oh well, thanks anyway !