Make an existing camera renderable


By default, your scene has only one renderable camera (the original perspective camera) that can render all objects in your scene.

If you add another camera to your scene and want to make it renderable (or you would like to make one of the existing cameras renderable), you must set the camera to renderable. You can have multiple renderable cameras. Set your list of renderable cameras in the Render Settings window (Window > Rendering Editors > Render Settings).

To make a camera renderable

  1. Open the Render Settings window by selecting Window > Rendering Editors > Render Settings.
  2. Click on the Common Tab and locate the Renderable Cameras section.
  3. To set another renderable camera, select Add Renderable Camera from the drop-down list. A new Renderable Camera section appears. Select from the drop-down list the additional camera that you would like to make renderable. Repeat until all of the cameras that you wish to make renderable are displayed.
  4. To make a camera unrenderable, click the beside the camera name. This will remove it from the list of renderable cameras but not delete the camera from the scene.

See Renderable Cameras for more information regarding the Renderable Cameras option.

  • Advanced users can turn off the Renderable attribute in the Output Settings section of the Attribute Editor for the cameras you do not want to render from.
  • For Maya software rendering, you can also select a camera (or several cameras) to render from when you render from a shell or command line. Use Render and the ?cam option. See Render from a command line for information about command line rendering.

Creative Commons License Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License