I'm sure this has to be a duplicate, but I haven't been able to find where it's answered -- a link to the existing answer would be appreciated!

For still images I've used jpgs for all my questions and answers so far, and for animations I've seen that animated gifs under 2meg can be used. Are there any other file types that are recommended for explanatory animations in questions and answers on the Blender Stackexchange?

  • $\begingroup$ GIFs are the only accepted animated file type. See blender.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/963/… blender.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/404/… $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 22, 2022 at 15:13
  • $\begingroup$ Although both of those links (I'd only found one of 'em, thx!) are very informative on animated gif usage here, neither says that animated gifs are the only animated file type accepted here (that I can see). Also, they're both over five years old -- that's still current? Stackexchange's animations are hosted on imgur, searching animation file types "imgur" turns up several formats that are probably more efficient for this site's purposes. $\endgroup$
    – KickAir8p
    Commented Mar 22, 2022 at 15:23
  • $\begingroup$ Nothing has changed $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 22, 2022 at 15:43
  • $\begingroup$ That's a bit frustrating. However, it seems that my question is not a duplicate. If you'd be kind enough to put your first comment into an answer then I'll checkmark it. $\endgroup$
    – KickAir8p
    Commented Mar 22, 2022 at 15:46

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Answered here:

Is it possible to post .webm videos on the Blender Stack exchange?

“Only images and .gif animations can be uploaded in Stack Exchange Q&A posts.” - Nicola Sap

The points cgslav made in their answer are even better now, three years later. StackExchange graphics (still and animated) are hosted on Imgur -- I just rendered a webm in Blender, bigger, longer, and still under the 2meg limit, than the best I was able to as a gif for this answer. I put it up on Imgur with no trouble.


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