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Olly Lawer
Stuck on "rendering 2 frames" for ages
on May 13, 2014 at 11:52:03 am

We've got MP turned on. Keeps getting stuck on "rendering 2 frames" for ages...then finally ploughs through the animation.

The Mac Pro used to do this, but since we got a thunderbolt SSD, it is better. Funny thing is, the PC has two internal SSDs and one is solely for AE renders!

Any ideas?

Olly Lawer


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Stuck on "rendering 2 frames" for ages
on May 13, 2014 at 4:33:20 pm

Bad Multiprocessing Settings?

Ray-tracing?

Effects that can't use multiprocessing, rendering it useless?

Need to clean out the cache?

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


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Olly Lawer
Re: Stuck on "rendering 2 frames" for ages
on May 13, 2014 at 4:35:30 pm

Ruled out all apart from the top one (happens no matter the project or effects).

What do you mean by bad settings?

Olly Lawer


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Stuck on "rendering 2 frames" for ages
on May 13, 2014 at 4:39:44 pm

Insufficient processors and/or memory reserved for other applications.

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


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Olly Lawer
Re: Stuck on "rendering 2 frames" for ages
on May 13, 2014 at 4:52:24 pm

16 core machine. Using 16 cores for AE on 4GB each. 16 virtual cores reserved for other applications and 10gig of RAM I believe. Can't check as rendering, but it's very similar if not that.

Olly Lawer


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Stuck on "rendering 2 frames" for ages
on May 13, 2014 at 5:46:42 pm

According to those numbers, you have 74 GB RAM.... is this correct?

I'd also forget about the virtual cores and consider only the physical ones in your multiprocessing allocations, leaving 4 real ones for other applications.

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


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Stuck on "rendering 2 frames" for ages
on May 14, 2014 at 10:44:09 pm

Olly, your cache may be full. Empty or purge your cache and see if this helps. Please report back.

Cheers
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Olly Lawer
Re: Stuck on \
on May 15, 2014 at 6:31:43 am

Thanks, but I wish it was that simple. We tried this first.

Olly Lawer


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Walter Soyka
Re: Stuck on "rendering 2 frames" for ages
on May 15, 2014 at 3:17:00 pm

If you open the Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc) and watch it while you start the Ae render, what do you see? I'd be particularly interested in the Processes tab (how many instances of AfterFX.exe, how much RAM & CPU usage).

I'd also like to see the Resource Monitor's Disk tab. (Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager, Performance tab, Resource Monitor button).

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James Nielson
Re: Stuck on "rendering 2 frames" for ages
on May 27, 2014 at 10:30:48 pm

Sounds similar to my glitch: I've got a main comp in which I'm assembling sections of an animation. I WAS sending each of those sub-comps to render individually, but AE recently started taking forever to load/render them. BUT when I render them out from the main comp, it seems to work fine. Not ideal, but if it gets ya through the job...

James Nielson
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Olly Lawer
Re: Stuck on "rendering 2 frames" for ages
on Jun 13, 2014 at 4:12:31 pm

Took a couple of screen grabs finally:

Stuck on 2 frames for 5 minutes:




After it started:



Any idea?

Olly Lawer


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