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 from Darryl Dias on Vimeo.

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

Published by Darryl

A visual effects artist and compositor, self learner, Linux enthusiast and Programmer and can write in Python and Rust. Contributor to open source projects.

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