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Blender 3D Basics Beginner's Guide Second Edition by Gordon Fisher

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Time for action – reducing render times

The basic idea here is to reduce the workload. You want to turn off everything that you don't need:

  1. Move the mouse over the Timeline window and go to the Current Editor type button in the lower-left corner of the window.
  2. Select Text Editor from the menu, as you learned in Chapter 9, Finishing Your Sloop.
  3. Select Text in the Text Editor header and choose Create Text Block from the pop-up menu.
  4. At the top of the UV/Image window, where the image is rendered, you will see the time that it took to render the frame. In the Text Editor, note that time.
  5. In the Properties window header, select the Render button. It's the button with the still camera on it.
  6. In the Dimensions subpanel, make sure that the Resolution percentage ...

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