I'm fairly new at the AE. Trying to understand how to make this thing go.
I've been noodling around with the basics for a week now. Learning how to use the graph editor and manipulate basic shapes and motion graphics. Today I was trying to make use of liquid masks for the first time but AE has utterly locked on me.
Obviously, it's render intensive and I think I understand that. But even after minutes have gone by, I can't preview "Needs at least 2 frames to preview."
My computer is a 4.7 GHZ, 40 gig ram setup. I'm sure it's not an After Effects demon, but I didn't think it would be a total slouch. I just don't think I understand the essentials of previewing render heavy stuff yet.