Render Manager

Windows > Render Manager

The place to output your scenes.

  • Add comps to the queue using the + Current Composition button at the top of the window or by dragging them from the Assets Window into the queue.

  • Queued comps are saved with your scene.

  • Any unchecked comps will not render.

Dynamic Index - this value can be passed to any other attributes and iterates on a 'per render' basis. e.g. if you have Number of Renders set to 3 this attribute will pass a value of 0 on the first render, 1 on the second and 2 on the third. See Dynamic Rendering.

Dynamic Index Offset - offset the Dynamic Index. Useful for previewing.


File Name - set the output filename.

If you include back / (macOS) or forward \ (Windows) slashes in the File Name a new directory will be created (if one doesn't exist) on your file system. e.g. MyFolder/Composition1 will output the filename Composition1 in the MyFolder directory.

Frame Range Mode - select the frame range mode:

  • Composition Start/End - output the full composition length.

  • Playback Start/End - output the frames within the Playback Range.

  • Custom... - set a custom frame range.

Frame Range - set the Custom frame range.

Padding - set the frame number padding (e.g. 3 will output image.001.png).

Path - set the directory to save the output to.

Resolution Scale - a multiplier for the resolution.

Render Engine - select your render engine.

  • GPU - render using your GPU.

  • CPU - render using your CPU.


File Format - select your file format:

  • APNG - output an animated png.

  • GIF - output a .gif.

  • JPEG - output a .jpg image sequence.

    • Quality - set the quality.

  • MP4 - output an h264 .mp4 file.

  • PNG - output a .png image sequence.

    • Compression - set the compression (0 is uncompressed).

    • PNG Filter -

      • None -

      • Fast -

      • Best -

  • QuickTime - output a QuickTime movie.

    • Codec - select the codec:

      • ProRes 422 HQ

      • ProRes 422

      • ProRes 422 LT

      • ProRes 422 Proxy

      • ProRes 4444

      • ProRes 4444 XQ

  • SVG - output a .svg sequence.

  • WebM - output a .webm movie.

    • Codec - select the codec:

      • VP8

      • VP9


Dynamic Render - check to enable Dynamic Rendering.

Number of Renders - set how many times to iterate through a sequence.


Compositions - Drag/ drop compositions from the Assets Window.

The Compositions tab can be used to render multiple Compositions sharing the same Output/Format/Dynamic settings.

Path Preview - preview the absolute output path.

In order to render with Alpha don't forget to set your Composition's Background Alpha to 0 via the Composition Settings.