Using Proanimator 4.1.1 stand alone on a mid-level HP8000 PC with 2GB of RAM. I have set up a series of 8 instances of a lower-case "l," Impact font, in a cylinder wrap. I'm using one of the object style presets that is particularly render-intensive. There's no camera movement, just the cylinder rotating on the Y axis over 10 seconds. The output with alpha channel will be used as a "set element" to be keyed behind talent in After Effects.
The problem is that this render is taking approximately 1 frame per minute, and, after two tries, just quits after 15 frames. Can someone tell me why it's stopping (I'm not there when it happens) and what I can do to decrease render time, if possible?