After Effects : OCEAN
by bea walling on Jun 4, 2012 at 8:20:05 pm
I am working on a video that has a background composed of clouds and an ocean ( both made with fractals). The ram previews all look fine throughtout the video.
But every time I render, 5 minutes into the 8 minute video, the ocean stops moving. The ocean is keyed to continue moving, using the write in code part.
If anyone could hint at what could possibly be going amiss, I would be so darn grateful. This is a terribly tedious problem as none of the three 30 hour renders haven't worked.
Thank you so much for any advice.
Without knowing what and how you've set up the effect, I can only guess that it's memory related. My suggestion is for you to pre-render the ocean layer on its own and use the resultant movie as a source layer.
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Re: After Effects : OCEAN by Erik Waluska on Jun 6, 2012 at 4:25:54 pm
"The ocean is keyed to continue moving, using the write in code part."
I'm not sure what that means. Are you talking about a time expression?
One thing I would suggest is just making a short loop of your ocean animation, rendering it out as a movie and then importing it back in, set it to loop 1000 times or whatever and just use that instead of rendering the entire 8-minute animation. That will greatly speed up your render time.
Re: After Effects : OCEAN by bea walling on Jun 6, 2012 at 8:36:17 pm
Yea, my question/plea for help was vague
...hahah yes I meant that I had used expressions. d'oh
I ended up making a 1 minute loop source with a short blur intro/outro. It worked : not ideal but so much more efficient than previous render times. However, as I was using fractal noise with an offset turbulence expression, I wasn't able to make a true loop. That was a little frustrating, thus the blur came into play.