Playblast gives you a quick preview of animation without any rendering effects.
Open Playblast Options window by selecting a small square next to Playblast under Window.
In Playblast Options window, set the frame size required for Assignment 1 (320 x 240):
Click on Browse... and find the folder into which you want to save your animation.
Type in the file name you want to give to your animation in the box next to Movie File.
Hardware renderer gives your more options than Playblast but still renders much faster than software renderer.
Before you hardware render an animation sequence, you may change the colors of objects and background as follows.
Now open Hardware Render Buffer by
Window -> Rendering Editors -> Hardware Render Buffer...
The following should be set in Attributes:
In Render Modes tab, select
Wireframe as Draw Style.
Going back to Hardware Render