ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS: Forum Expressions Tutorials Creative Cloud

Adobe After Effects - Cannot Preview entire timeline

COW Forums : Adobe After Effects

<< PREVIOUS   •   FAQ   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Gian LucaAdobe After Effects - Cannot Preview entire timeline
by on Dec 13, 2011 at 7:57:57 pm

Hi I'm new to the forum and new to AE.

I have made a project (lyric video) and at the moment its arround 40 seconds long. When i press play (no audio button) it plays fine, but when i press the (RAM Preview) it stops playing around 35 seconds. I deleted the layers which i thought was the cause, added new ones and i get the same problem.

Can anyone shed some light please?

Thanks in advance.
G


Return to posts index

Dave LaRondeRe: Adobe After Effects - Cannot Preview entire timeline
by on Dec 13, 2011 at 8:14:07 pm

A RAM Preview uses all the memory available to AE. If you don't have enough memory to preview the whole thing, you can shorten the comp's Work Area to watch it in segments. This is how people have been using AE for years. Here's information on the Work Area:
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/aftereffects/cs/using/WS3878526689cb91655866c11...

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


Return to posts index

Gian LucaRe: Adobe After Effects - Cannot Preview entire timeline
by on Dec 14, 2011 at 10:06:33 am

Thanks Dave

Thank you for your response i did google it after and it was ram issues. But what really got me puzzled is that when you create a lyric video and preview the line you are working on surely you dont have to start from the beginning again! I never knew about the shortening the Work Area. You are a time saver!! Seriously, despite i'm getting used to the program and its features it took me 4 hours to do 10.

Thanks.


Return to posts index


Angie TaylorRe: Adobe #AfterEffects - Cannot Preview entire timeline
by on Dec 14, 2011 at 11:27:41 am

To add to David's good suggestions;

A little tip that I picked up along the way is to hold down the Shift key when you hit RAM preview. this will default to loading every second frame into RAM, effectively giving you twice the amount of RAM for your previews. Be aware that you'll be watching at a lower frame rate but usually it's enough for rough previews.

Here's also a link to Todd Kopriva's free workshop on getting the most out of After Effects performance;

https://partner.video2brain.com/angietaylor/courses.htm#/?c=1195&t=1

Hope this helps!

cheers,

Angie

Angie Taylor animation & illustration for television, film, web and devices

http://www.angietaylor.co.uk
Twitter: theangietaylor
Linkedin: theangietaylor
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angie-Taylor/118378194869002



Return to posts index

Marian EneRe: Adobe After Effects - Cannot Preview entire timeline
by on Dec 14, 2011 at 11:45:23 am

Decreasing the quality of the preview also allows for longer previews.
In addition, you could check disk cache (Prefferences - Media & Disk cache, it's ON by default in CS5.5)


Return to posts index

Michael SzalapskiRe: Adobe After Effects - Cannot Preview entire timeline
by on Dec 14, 2011 at 3:35:58 pm

As someone just starting out in AE, I would highly recommend this link: [link]
Adobe's Todd Kopriva has gathered together a bunch of resources aimed at beginners to give you a solid foundation in the program. I especially like the Video Copilot tutorials he links to.

- The Great Szalam
(The 'Great' stands for 'Not So Great, in fact, Extremely Humble')

No trees were harmed in the creation of this message, but several thousand electrons were mildly inconvenienced.


Return to posts index


Gian LucaRe: Adobe After Effects - Cannot Preview entire timeline
by on Dec 15, 2011 at 9:26:33 pm

Hi All

Thank you all for your fast and nice hints and tips and advice. Much appreciated. I have never been more welcomed and helped in a forum in all the forums i've been on in my life!

Thanks.


Return to posts index

Gian LucaRe: Adobe After Effects - Cannot Preview entire timeline
by on Dec 27, 2011 at 8:30:36 pm

Hi Everyone.

Thanks for your help - here is the finished product. Its my first ever video in AE and it took me just over 2 1/2 weeks -



(Common - ft John Legand - The Believer)

I viewed it once and it was a bit slow seemed outta sync, but i refreshed the page and it plays fine. But i know there are a few errors shh dont tell anyone.

Thanks


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]