saving animations

Can somebody tell me how to save animations? I have looked all over
but can’t find a thing

in the render buttons you need to choose an animation type, (its probably pre set at Jpg wich is a static image type.) choose AVI RAW, AVI JPEG, or AVI Codec as the standard aniamtion formats.

AVI RAW is an uncompressed super large file.
AVI JPEG is compressed image animation offering a smaller file but lesser quality.
AVI CODEC uses installed codec’s to produce really small files at an optimal quality.


Thy to use DivX in the AVI codec menu.

he’ll only have DIVX if he downloads it from


how do I save it as a file? and where does it go?

it automatically saves in the .blend’s base folder or the output folder specified in the render options.