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Blender 3D 2.49 Architecture, Buildings, and Scenery by Allan Brito

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Animation and frames

How does an animation work? Before we start to create animations with Blender, let's understand how the process of creating a linear animation works. The result of an animation created with Blender is a video file, such as an AVI or MOV file. For interactive animations, we will create an executable file.

To make a video file, a lot of still images are rendered and played in order. That's the reason which makes an animation so time-consuming. If we think that one single frame can take something around thirty minutes to render, an animation with fifty frames can take about twenty-five hours to render! Now, do you understand why it is so important to plan the animation?

How many frames are required to make an animation? It depends. ...

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