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Spencer Tycksen
Render settings
on Apr 10, 2014 at 9:13:27 pm
Last Edited By Spencer Tycksen on Apr 10, 2014 at 9:26:05 pm

I have a comp that is taking forever to render. The comp is 3d, has particles, motion blur, camera wiggle, and is 5 minutes long - thus the long render. I had it rendering for 2 and a half days and then the external drive that I was using got bumped and it disconnected, so I lost the render. I'm about to restart, but I'm wondering if there is anything I can do to make it render faster.

Does it make a difference whether I render to a local drive as opposed to an external? Here are my current memory settings:

Also, if I use Adobe Media Encoder to render rather than rendering right from After Effects, does that make any difference?

Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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mathew fuller
Re: Render settings
on Apr 10, 2014 at 9:44:04 pm

Commenting on how to make your render faster is too complicated a thing without getting deep into your project. I will say this.

- Don't render to an external drive, just a bad idea for many reasons, one of which you experienced.

- I'd render an image sequence rather than a movie. That way if it crashes you can resume your render where it failed.

- Try this script for BG rendering

My Work:

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