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Danny BassettSand text
by on Aug 5, 2011 at 6:34:28 pm


So Im new to after effects ( been using it for 18 months) but i understand the basics and more advanced stuff. What i dont understand is the problem im having rendering this tutorial:

I followed it exactly, except i am using a 1920x1080 background. Its wants to take 1330 hours to render a 4 second piece. after effects is also using hardly any cpu time. the station is a 2.93 i7 imac with 8gb ram.

Its does the same thing on the quad core mac pro.

its not settings because i just created, render and 1080 comp with particle world, it rendered, maxed cpu while rendering.

all opengl is off.

can anyone shed some light on this?


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Dave LaRondeRe: Sand text
by on Aug 5, 2011 at 9:03:26 pm

What version of AE do you run and what's the codec of any video footage you're using?

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA

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Danny BassettRe: Sand text
by on Aug 5, 2011 at 11:55:23 pm

AE 10 i.e. CS5

no video footage.

I have a png with a simple logo.

png dupllicated, and put particle playground on one of them with layer exploder, particle size going from .5 to 0.
(ive also tried with plain text)
4 second comp.

Thats it.

what gives?

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Kevin CampRe: Sand text
by on Aug 5, 2011 at 9:13:22 pm

particle playground is not natively multi-threaded, nor can it use ae's 'render multiple frames simultaneously' option (as most other effects will), so any comp's that use that effect will render more slowly on multi-core machines... approximately at the speed of a single core.

there are a few other effects that can do this. you might check out some of these other tutorials here (and i'm sure you can find many more on the web):

Kevin Camp
Senior Designer

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