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Gerardo Flores
rendering time vs machine
on May 2, 2010 at 6:39:12 pm

Hello every one

Just to have an idea of time for rendering and the machine (pc or mac) that you have and maybe some basic info about the computer that you are using ...
if you want to sheare with use your experience please

1. time needed for rendering ( bases in 10 minunts HD mov. )
2. computer
3. ram.

If you have eny idea that can help for this survey will be wellcome

have a nice day.


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Kim Stewart
Re: rendering time vs machine
on May 2, 2010 at 8:35:47 pm


It really depends on how complex your composition is. For instance, I've found that when you have compositions within compositions with several effects, layers and masks then the rendering time is immense! (I'm talking overnight for a 3-4 minute complex animation... Though I do have an old imac and an older version of After Effects).

I think if you have a computer with a decent processor and RAM then your render times will definitely be shorter.

Hope that helps with your survey.

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Walter Soyka
Re: rendering time vs machine
on May 2, 2010 at 9:47:14 pm

This is a difficult question to answer because what effects you are rendering will have a huge impact on performance.

Other factors aside from the computer itself include RAM & hard disk speed and configuration.

I think Total Training has a benchmark project for After Effects, so you can measure the speed of different computers rendering the same project. You might be able to find the information you're looking for that way.

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