Animation Player

The Info Editor ‣ Render ‣ Play Rendered Animation menu will play back the rendered animation in a new window.

You can also drop images or movie files in a running animation player. It will then restart the player with the new data.

An external player can also be used instead of the one included in Blender. To do this, select it in the User Preferences.

Shortcuts

The following table shows the available hotkeys for the animation player.

Playback

Action

Hotkey

Start/Pause:

Spacebar

Start playback (when paused):

Return

Quit:

Esc

Timeline

Action

Hotkey

Scrub in time:

LMB

Step back one frame:

Left

Step forward one frame:

Right

Step back 10 frames:

Down

Step forward 10 frames:

Up

Manual frame stepping:

NumpadPeriod

Playback Options

Action

Hotkey

Backward playback:

Shift-Down

Forward playback

Shift-Up

Slow down playback:

Minus

Speed up playback:

Plus

Toggle looping:

Numpad0

Toggle frame skipping:

A

Toggle ping-pong:

P

Display

Action

Hotkey

Toggle Time Cursor (Indicator):

I

Flip drawing on the X axis:

F

Flip drawing on the Y axis:

Shift-F

Hold to show frame numbers:

Shift

Zoom in:

Ctrl-Plus

Zoom out:

Ctrl-Minus

Frame rate

  • 60 fps Numpad1

  • 50 fps Numpad2

  • 30 fps Numpad3

  • 25 fps Numpad4

  • 24 fps Shift-Numpad4

  • 20 fps Numpad5

  • 15 fps Numpad6

  • 12 fps Numpad7

  • 10 fps Numpad8

  •  6 fps Numpad9

  •  5 fps NumpadSlash