I recently acquired the trial version of PI v18.104.22.168 for Ae CC2014 to use on a project with a very tight schedule. Sadly, things haven't been working so well: while the preview panel works like a charm and lets me quickly sample all the emitter, whenever I apply the effect to a Solid or and Adjustment layer, things start lagging to the point of of having to wait almost 20 seconds for the effect to update. Not only that, a simple render with just one layer with the effect takes a long time (around 10 minutes for a 4 seconds particle effect applied to a black solid 500 x 500px).
I'm running a WIn 8.1 machine with 32GB of RAM, intel i7 processor and a GTX970. Have not had any issues with rendering or GPU preview (e.j Trapcode Mir)
** I have tested the software on another machine running MAC with similar specs and the effect runs smoothly, so I know it's a problem with my hardware config. I just want to know if someone else has encountered this problem and can provide a viable solution (after effects Preview settings, GPU config on my system) Anything to help me understand the problem would be really beneficial. Thank you!!