What is a Playblast?

A Playblast, is a viewport render from the active camera, used commonly for previewing Animation, Staging and placement and the population of elements in a scene.

It is a term common to Maya users.

This is not a final render, and elements like NURB curves are also rendered.

You could say a Playblast is a video capture of the viewport.

Below is an example of a Playblast

[Flour Sack Jump Playblast](https://vimeo.com/258455980) from [Darryl Dias](https://vimeo.com/darryldias) on [Vimeo](https://vimeo.com).

To create a Playblast in Blender, you can follow this guide.

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