In the lower right corner of the Movie Editor, click the Export button:
This will open the Exporting movie dialog where you can see your movie being rendered in the preview window. The orange frame indicates that the movie is currently rendering. There is also progress information available:
When the movie is rendering, you can toggle between Rendering mode and Frames mode. The Rendering mode shows the actual rendering process while the Frames mode lets you preview rendered frames while the rendering is still ongoing:
Click Stop to abort the rendering and find the following options:
- Use the playback controls to play the frames that have finished rendering until the rendering was stopped.
- Show in folder opens the folder where the partially finished movie is saved. The file is highlighted and the name will state “partial” so you’ll know it is not complete.
- Resume will show a dialog where you can pick up where you left off and continue rendering or start over from the beginning if you have made changes to the drawing or movie paths.
- Export frames lets you select a folder on your computer or network where you want to export rendered frames. The selected folder is then opened to display the exported frames.
Once the movie has finished rendering, the frame turns green and you are presented with the same options as described above. The only difference is that you can Play the movie instead of Resuming the rendering. Click Play to see the finished movie in your default media player: