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Patrick Coan
Ram Preview every nth frame
on Aug 12, 2015 at 4:59:30 am

Ya'll might think it's a crazy need, but I picked it up animating in 3Ds Max.

Basically, I am getting tired of waiting for a 40 second comp of slow moving color washes to ram preview. In the past, in other apps, I render every nth frame (say, every 5 frames), to get a quick, low fidelity preview of the motion. Once that's good, I render all the frames.

Anything like that in After Effects?


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Kalle Kannisto
Re: Ram Preview every nth frame
on Aug 12, 2015 at 1:03:52 pm

There's a "Skip" pop-up menu in the Preview panel, allows you to skip 1,2 or 5 frames.


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Walter Soyka
Re: Ram Preview every nth frame
on Aug 12, 2015 at 2:44:54 pm

[Kalle Kannisto] "There's a "Skip" pop-up menu in the Preview panel, allows you to skip 1,2 or 5 frames."

It's not restricted to the values in the list; you can also enter an arbitrary number of frames to skip in there directly.

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Kalle Kannisto
Re: Ram Preview every nth frame
on Aug 13, 2015 at 8:04:31 am

Walter Soyka wrote: "It's not restricted to the values in the list; you can also enter an arbitrary number of frames to skip in there directly."

Thanks Walter, good to know.


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Patrick Coan
Re: Ram Preview every nth frame
on Aug 12, 2015 at 8:00:08 pm

Ah Ha!

There it was, and all I had to do was open my eyes.

Thank you


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