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5.2 How to Render the Final Animation

In this lesson we will learn what render settings to use to create the final video animation.

5.2 How to Render the Final Animation

Hi everyone and welcome back to the oddly satisfying pendulum animation course. In this lesson we'll learn how to render our animation video. So festival let's go ahead and remove our interactive Render region and we're just going to navigate around the viewport to find an angle that we like. So let's just zoom in here like so. [SOUND] Move around the viewport, just to get an angle that we like here that fits our screen. And then once you've found an angle, let's go ahead and click on this camera icon here to create a camera. Now, this camera is actually using the same view as what we're seeing in the viewport. So we can go ahead and click on this black little square button here. And this actually means, once it's white, it means that we're viewing the viewport through the camera lens. And if we click out of that, so click it again so it becomes black, we can actually zoom out and move around the viewport once again and you can see that where our camera has been placed. Which is kind of cool. Excellent, so to go back into our camera lens, just go and click on this square here, again, until it turns white. And to go out, just click on it again until it turns black. Excellent, so now we can just go ahead and hide our camera. So click on this grey circle button until it turns red. So we can hide our camera. And let's go back into our camera view, like so. Excellent, now that we have our camera view set up, let's take a look at how we can render our image. So the first thing we need to familiarize ourselves with are the render settings. So just click on the Render Settings button here to bring up this menu. And then first we need to make sure the render is set to physical, which it is. And then over here we can go ahead and go into our save options and choose a file name, so we can name this pendulum animation. And you can also choose a file location by clicking on this button here. Next you want to choose a format, so just click on this drop down box here and you can choose AVI or MP4 as a video option. Excellent, now in the output setting, so let's go back into the output settings and select that. We can choose the resolution, height and width of the image which is over here. So we've set it to 1280 by 720, which is fine. Next we'll go to Options and make sure that Default Light is ticked off. And we can also play about with the ambient occlusion and the global illumination settings as well. So over here in the Secondary method, we can go ahead and choose light mapping. So go ahead and choose Light Mapping here. And this will give us some more bounces of light to make our scene look a little bit more realistic. And lastly, let's just go back to output. And we want to make sure that the frame range is set from current frame to all frames, like so. So now it goes from zero frames to all 360 frames which is the full number of frames for animation. Excellent, and let's get out of that. So finally, to create the final video, just click on the render button here. Remember to make sure that you've selected the right view in your viewport, which is the perspective view where the camera is. And from there you want to make sure that you're happy with the camera angle. So make sure that you're inside your camera and you can move about your camera inside the camera view like so. So let's click on the render picture view button here and all we need to do is wait for the final render to finish. So that's it for this lesson. And in the next lesson, we'll go through how we can add sounds to our video and some final touches to add in After Effects. See you all there.

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