Previewing and Playing Back Effects
To preview your effects, you will have to perform a quick render. Effects must be calculated before they can be viewed in real time.
To preview your effects:
|1.||In the Playback toolbar, press the Render and Play button.|
The Play module opens and loads the frames.
|2.||Once the frames are loaded, press the Play button in the Play window.|
To make your previews calculate faster, you may want to render them out at a smaller resolution. You can use the Preview Resolution command so you will not have to modify the resolution of your scene every time you make a check preview.
The Preview Resolution command allows you to quickly ask for a preview at either a quarter, half or three-quarter of the scene resolution. You can even customize the preview resolution size.
To use the Preview Resolution command:
|1.||In the top menu, select View > Preview Resolution.|
|2.||From the drop-down menu, select either Same as Scene Resolution, 3/4 of Scene Resolution, 1/2 of Scene Resolution, 1/3 of Scene Resolution, 1/4 of Scene Resolution or Custom.|
If you selected the Custom option, the Custom Preview Resolution dialog box opens.
|3.||In the dialog box, select a resolution from the presets or type a new X-Y value.|
|4.||Click on the OK button.|
|5.||Preview your effects animation.|