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Jack Kavinsky
Layer Styles vs Effects & Presets
on Jun 19, 2017 at 4:34:14 pm
Last Edited By Jack Kavinsky on Jun 19, 2017 at 4:35:16 pm

Hello,

A layerstyle (drop shadow) on a pin drop on a map , (when pin is duplicated 40+ times) takes unnecessarily long to render.

Would it be faster to use Effects & Presets> Drop Shadow ?

How are these calculated ?

Also, "Trim Paths". which is nested like a layerstyle, would this be similarly render intensive VS just drawing a path and applying Effects & Presets > Stroke ?

Regards,
Kavinsky


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Layer Styles vs Effects & Presets
on Jun 19, 2017 at 5:16:36 pm

"Unnecessarily long" is a very subjective term. What's the actual time it's taking?

The point: things might be just fine, but you're expecting AE to render faster than it can.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Jack Kavinsky
Re: Layer Styles vs Effects & Presets
on Jun 20, 2017 at 1:56:33 am

You been here for a long time my friend, thanks for responding.

Usually animation i do in these .mov are done 4 sec in. (with motion blur) , I notice that the render takes longer during the beginning. But then nothing is happening for the rest of the the clip so the render moves faster. (Render time between 3 to 6 min)

This render with the pin on a map had animation done within 4 sec, but the render took long on every frame, render time for that particular 15 sec .move was like 29min.

Layer Styles are re-calculated on every frame it seems.

Regards,


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Walter Soyka
Re: Layer Styles vs Effects & Presets
on Jun 19, 2017 at 5:48:17 pm

[Jack Kavinsky] "A layerstyle (drop shadow) on a pin drop on a map , (when pin is duplicated 40+ times) takes unnecessarily long to render. Would it be faster to use Effects & Presets> Drop Shadow ?"

Yes, especially in the latest release, where Drop Shadow is a GPU-accelerated effect.

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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Jack Kavinsky
Re: Layer Styles vs Effects & Presets
on Jun 20, 2017 at 1:58:33 am

Walter, thanks for responding.

"Yes, especially in the latest release, where Drop Shadow is a GPU-accelerated effect."


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Jack Kavinsky
Re: Layer Styles vs Effects & Presets
on Jun 20, 2017 at 2:00:03 am



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Jack Kavinsky
Re: Layer Styles vs Effects & Presets
on Jun 20, 2017 at 2:01:31 am

Memory & Multiprocessing settings i'm currently using:



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