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Adam Taylorsystem specs too weak?
by on Nov 14, 2012 at 11:46:40 pm

can u tell me if this set up is totally weak, passable or fairly normal. im getting super slow render times. thanks!

mac os 10.5.8
2 x 3 ghz dual intel xeon
10gb ram

working with:

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Darby EdelenRe: system specs too weak?
by on Nov 15, 2012 at 1:25:38 am

Not terribad but a little light on RAM. Honestly any computer will suffer from super slow render times if you throw enough at it. Are your compositions fairly simple? Are you using "render multiple frames simultaneously" and if so: what are your settings? Have you checked out Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor while the render is in progress?

Darby Edelen

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Todd KoprivaRe: system specs too weak?
by on Nov 15, 2012 at 6:03:00 am

For context, here's the beginning of Adam's questions on another forum:

Todd Kopriva, Adobe Systems Incorporated
After Effects quality engineering
After Effects team blog

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Vishesh AroraRe: system specs too weak?
by on Nov 15, 2012 at 8:07:30 am


For working in HD, It would be better if you have at least 16 GB RAM.

Also have a look at this article:

Vishesh Arora
3D and Motion Graphics Artist
Films Rajendra


Demo Reel(3D):

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Adam TaylorRe: system specs too weak?
by on Nov 15, 2012 at 8:34:50 pm

installed ram: 10
RAM for other: 3
RAM for AE: 7

installed CPUs: 4
CPUs for other: 2
RAM allocation per: 2gb
Actual CPus: 2

ill check activity monitor too.
fairly simple, some iris flares on text with a simple camera move

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