I'm handling a pretty complex project in AE. Right now for about 20 seconds of output it takes about 9 hours to render and I must render about 2 hours of footages.
I have two macs, a quad core iMac 4ghz and a MacPro 12core 2.7ghz. Both with 32GB ram and I ended up to use the iMac because it renders much faster without using multiprocessing (which is by the way disabled in the latest version of AE). And even with multiprocessing the render time per frame was anyway slower on the 12core.
So.. my question is. Do you know guys if there's any way to add extra external CPU and use them as a render farm for AE? At first i thought togged some mac mini ad use them as a render farm. But I'm not expert at all in this field an probably it's a bad idea.
Do you have ANY suggestion? Thanks in advance and congrats for this great forum.
PS: The project is well built... the time required to render is not the result of absurd use of effects or infinite nested comps etc.. the time required is normal because of the resolution and the amount of post/VFX...
i know this post is over 2 years now but i was looking for some knowledge on setting up a local renderfarm for AE rendering.
i am automating the render of about 700 one-minute-long videos per day out of AE. nothing too complex but obviously the volume requires some renderfarm workflow.
i looked into the network rendering option in AE but all over i see that it has to be exported as an image sequence. My question is, is that the only output format? does that mean i cant use it if my video has audio?
thank you in advance,