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Ryan GilmoreAE CS4 locks up when I try to render!!!
by on Dec 1, 2011 at 1:01:07 am

I'm constantly getting the spinning beach ball of death. My project won't render! What is AE doing? When I open the Activity Monitor utility, the CPU usage always goes over 100% when I press Render...so if on the rare occasion it does render, it takes 10 or 15 minutes to start. I have a decent machine, it should be able to handle this...the project isn't even full HD.

Snow Leopard 10.6.5
Quad-Core Intel Xeon
16GB RAM
After Effects CS4 (9.0.3)


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Steve BlackerRe: AE CS4 locks up when I try to render!!!
by on Dec 1, 2011 at 11:36:23 am

Can you give some more information of what is in your project? i.e., footage types, graphics files, effects, etc.

It's only work if you'd rather be doing something else...


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Ryan GilmoreRe: AE CS4 locks up when I try to render!!!
by on Dec 1, 2011 at 12:51:17 pm

My project is 1920 x 818. There are some Tiff sequences at that size, mixed with a few 3D planes in After Effects's 3D space. I am using a few third party plugs...Optical Flares and Out of Focus.

I'm rendering out to a Quicktime movie.

It has a hard time rendering that first frame, sometimes it makes it, often it chokes on it.



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Steve BlackerRe: AE CS4 locks up when I try to render!!!
by on Dec 1, 2011 at 1:26:25 pm

Do you have multi-processing enabled? If so, maybe try disabling it or adjusting the settings. I've found that multi-processing settings can have a huge effect on whether a render chokes or not. On occasion, and I've no idea what the exact issue is, I've had problems with TIFF files inside AE. Just as a test, maybe convert your TIFF sequences to something like PNGs and see if you still have the same issues. At least you might be able to eliminate a couple of possible causes.

It's only work if you'd rather be doing something else...


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Ryan GilmoreRe: AE CS4 locks up when I try to render!!!
by on Dec 1, 2011 at 1:46:23 pm

I've tried it with multi-processing on and off. I'm going to try and turn off the effects and try a second pass, and maybe flatten the 3D elements as a pre-render.

Why can't Adobe include smarter automatic rendering settings? Doing this all manually reminds me of assigning amounts of RAM to programs in Mac Classic.



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