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Dmitry Yershov
My Project Has Become Very Slow - Is there anything I can do?
on Feb 18, 2014 at 5:14:24 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm creating this template and I've constructed a simple editor with Expression Controls (Checkboxes, Color Control).
I have a lot of shapes that appear/dissapear by setting opacity to 0, when the checkbox is unchecked. The problem is,
the composition is so slow now, it's almost impossible to work with. I guess this is because the layers are still visible,
doesn't matter if the opacity is 0 or 100 - AE gives them the same amount of resources. When I turn the visibility off on those layers,
everything is much faster.

Is there anything I can do to speed up the composition, without asking the user to turn a whole bunch of layers off?

Thanks!


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Dave LaRonde
Re: My Project Has Become Very Slow - Is there anything I can do?
on Feb 18, 2014 at 5:39:28 pm
Last Edited By Dave LaRonde on Feb 18, 2014 at 5:54:48 pm

The slowness could be caused by AE taking time to evaluate the expressions, especially recusive ones. If you want to pick up a little speed, you can convert expressions to keyframes.

Since we know very little about your project, and NOTHING about your computer, third-party cards in it, OS and version of AE, there could be other things we could suggest. Without that information, we can't.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: My Project Has Become Very Slow - Is there anything I can do?
on Feb 18, 2014 at 6:08:17 pm

Try setting scale to 0 instead of opacity to see if things speed up.

Cheers
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