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Bin Yong Choo
rendering only a certain part..
on Aug 4, 2012 at 3:21:09 pm

Hi, i am wondering if there is a way to just only render a certain part of the entire movie and then to merge the existing movie with the new rendered part?


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John Cuevas
Re: rendering only a certain part..
on Aug 4, 2012 at 3:53:09 pm

To set your render region, Press "B" to set where you want your render to start, "N" for where it finishes. Import the completed render and layer it over the existing movie.

I would suggest rendering to a lossless codec like Animation and match the frame rate and size of your existing movie.

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Walter Soyka
Re: rendering only a certain part..
on Aug 6, 2012 at 4:17:51 am

Another option: render to image sequences. Instead of saving the animation into a single movie file, After Effects can save it as a folder of still images, one file per frame.

When you need to re-render, you can simply overwrite only the frame range you need to change.

You can then use After Effects itself or a compression application to stitch the image sequence into a movie file for distribution.

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Vishesh Arora
Re: rendering only a certain part..
on Aug 6, 2012 at 7:01:26 pm

Keys 'B' and 'N' will set the in and out point for your comp respectively as said by John . After selecting the In and Out points you can also trim your comp just to avoid confusion. Right click on Timeline Ruler(the bar) and select 'Trim comp to work area'. This will help you even more.

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