Unlike other software FPS(frames per second) settings in Blender are located far beneath the initial interface. This is why you might find it challenging to learn how to change FPS in Blender as a newcomer. We have listed all the steps for changing frame rates to save you from wasting hours searching.
Through our steps, you will be able to change FPS settings for both render and playback. As the options are located on different panels, we had to create separate steps. Moreover, changing frames have numerous upsides, and we will explore them at the end. Let’s get in.
Let’s discuss the steps you will need in order to change FPS in Blender. These are the core of changing the FPS within Blender. Even though the version might change, the guidance will be similar all of the time.
Step 1: At first, you need to click on the “Output” properties icon on the right side of the interface. The icon looks a lot like a printer machine.
Step 2: At the following screen, you will get an option named Frame Rate. Click on the current FPS number, and a drop-down menu will appear. You could choose from the option or click on the Custom option.
Step 3: Once you click on the Custom, FPS option will appear. On the FPS option, you could enter your desired Frame Rate. By-default Blender frame rate is 24.
Steps on How To Change FPS In Blender in Playback
You might want only to change the FPS on the viewport playback. We have found the solution. Meanwhile, it’s better to remember that it will only change the playback FPS, not the actual render.
Step 1: Click on the Render settings option from the sidebar. The Icon looks a lot like the back of the digital camera.
Step 2: Now Check-in the option named “Simplify”. By-default it’s not turned on into the Blender.
Step 2: Afterward you will get a bunch of new options to tweak. Now go to the “Viewport” section and lower the “Max Subdivision” value to make the playback fps faster.
Note: It reduces the subdivision surface of the model making it lighter and faster in viewport.
Reasons Why You May Need to Change FPS
You have many reasons to change FPS(Frame per second) both in render and viewport. And it’s one of the most common tasks every animator in Blender does on their workflow. Below are some of the key reasons why animators prefer to change FPS:
- Reducing FPS leads to faster rendering and lower resource burnout.
- Increasing the frames will offer you smoother videos
- Different studios prefer working on different numbers of frame rates.
- Doing modeling and animation is far easier for a lower number of frames.
Getting familiar with how to change FPS in Blender is way more crucial than any other aspect. Because without perfect adjustment, you won’t be able to create better animation output. Perhaps, it will provide you with an advantage in creating the animation without any issues.
Either way, the Blender interface is a bit advanced, and the FPS setting is far beneath the surface. Guides like the following one are the only way to tweak things in a render. So, take the proper time and change the frame rate of your project file.
I am Katja Miyatovich, a 3D artist with almost 5 years of experience in the industry. Currently, I live in New York, USA, and work in a full-scale 3D studio. In addition, I own a separate team working on several different creative projects. Plus, sharing in-depth knowledge about 3D is one of my passions.