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Josephs Brett
Disable Rendering
on Jun 28, 2011 at 12:09:06 am

This feels like it should be the most simple thing in the world, but for some reason the function doesn't seem to exist.

I want to disable rendering in After Effects. So that when I drag a mask on a composition, only the vector on the mask shape moves. Then, when I click 'Render', the changes I've made are analysed, and then applied to the new render.

That is, instead of AE adding like a retarded puppy, jumping up and down and trying to render everything as I do it.

I know Final Cut and Shake have this function, and I can't believe that AE doesn't...

So far the only method I can see is to close the composition viewer window. That world for changing variables in opacity and such, but is useless when it comes to masks and so on..........


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Kevin Camp
Re: Disable Rendering
on Jun 28, 2011 at 12:19:59 am

perhaps disabling live update might be what you are looking for...?

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/AfterEffects/9.0/WSAF696587-2D81-42e2-B248-4C5C...

it's one of the toggle options just above the timeline... it looks like a rectangle with an 'x' in it over a shaded rectangle.

Kevin Camp
Senior Designer
KCPQ, KMYQ & KRCW


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Brian Charles
Re: Disable Rendering
on Jun 28, 2011 at 12:28:14 pm

[Josephs Brett] "That is, instead of AE adding like a retarded puppy, jumping up and down and trying to render everything as I do it.
"


Have you tried using the Caps Lock key? That disables updating. RTFM.



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Kevin Camp
Re: Disable Rendering
on Jun 28, 2011 at 12:59:49 pm

yep... there's also solo-ing layers so ae is only rendering the layers that you are working with, that can also improve ae's interaction response with complex comps.

Kevin Camp
Senior Designer
KCPQ, KMYQ & KRCW


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