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Kevin KryzdaIs it even usable?
by on Oct 22, 2012 at 2:09:19 pm

Alright so I've begun getting my feet wet with After Effects on my Late 2011 15" Macbook Pro and I'm having trouble even seeing what I'm doing. I know the render times are probably going to be painstakingly slow but I figured you would be able to see what you're doing during the working process a bit better. I mean the RAM Preview takes an insane amount of time. I'm seriously beginning to think this is only for guys on more powerful equipment. I have bumped the RAM Preview down to a quarter size and 15p. Still takes like 10-15secs per frame. I'm a complete newb so the visual representation of changes I'm making is crucial. Is this normal?

BTW the specs are a 2.2GHz Quad-core i7 w/ 8gb RAM and running OSX Lion 10.7

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Walter SoykaRe: Is it even usable?
by on Oct 23, 2012 at 4:44:35 am

10-15s per frame could be totally unreasonable, or it could be right on, depending on what you're trying to do.

Unless you're specifically doing 3D ray-traced work (which can be quite slow), make sure your composition is set to use the Classic 3D renderer.

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