How to Create Viewport Renders in Blender

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How to create an image or animation viewport render in Blender

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What is Viewport Rendering?

Blender Viewport rendering generates real-time or near real-time renderings of 3D scenes within Blender’s 3D viewport.

It provides immediate visual feedback, allowing artists and designers to see the final appearance of their scene while working, without requiring separate test renders.

What is Viewport Rendering used for?

Viewport rendering in Blender provides animators with real-time visual feedback, allowing them to instantly see how their scene looks as they make changes. This enables quick iteration and adjustments during the creative process.

With this immediate preview, animators gain confidence in the final appearance, making it easier to proceed with the lengthy process of rendering the animation, knowing the results will meet their expectations.

How to create Viewport Renders in Blender

How to create a viewport render in Blender
How to create a viewport render in Blender
  • For animation render: On the 3D viewport Header, go to View > Viewport Render Animation
  • For still image render: On the 3D viewport Header, go to View > Viewport Render Image
A Blender interface screen recording demonstrating the utilization of the Product Rendering Tools Addon in Blender.
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