Animation Render
The ultimate purpose of working with animations in Lands is to create a video of a virtual tour, a lighting study, or any other type of simulation in AVI format.

This last step is carried out using the render controls located at the bottom of the animation panel:

The Render button is used to start the rendering. However, before clicking on the button, please consider the following:

To render an animation, you must name it, as explained in the Saving and deleting animations section. The name of the animation is also the name given to the resulting AVI file and the intermediate image files. This name will be given a suffix indicating the corresponding frame number. Thus, for a "Tour" animation consisting of 300 frames, the following files will be created:


Another essential step to render the animation is to select a destination folder where the intermediate image files and the final AVI file will be saved. To select the destination folder, click on the button with the folder icon. A dialog box will open where the user can explore the computer in search of the desired folder.

The rendering process can be time consuming and may require several hours or even days, especially if there are many frames to render, and/ or if the renderer selected is photorealistic and the image resolution is very high. Therefore, before starting the rendering, it may be convenient to set the render options in order to obtain the desired result and avoid having to repeat the process.

Selecting and Setting the Renderer

Lands allows to use two different renderers by default: Render only part of the animation

Although normally the entire animation is rendered, Lands also allows the user to select an interval of frames.

Rendering only one interval is useful in cases where the user is forced to stop the rendering of the animation in the middle, when a system crash occurs and interrupts the rendering, etc. The user can ascertain at what point the process was interrupted by exploring the destination folder and the intermediate image files created, and resume the render from the last frame rendered.
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