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Syma Kahil
How can optimize After Effects with my PC configuration?
on May 15, 2019 at 2:43:23 pm

They upgraded my PC at work and although I can see some enhancement of performance, I feel like Ae isn't using most of the power of the PC. I'm no geek in Hardware but understand basics.

I have issues with the renderer Ray-Traced 3D which is now marked with (Depreciated) and won't preview anything and errors keep on popping up ( Ray-traced 3D: Initial shader compile failed 5070::0 among others). I've switched to the Cinema 4D renderer but the fact it doesn't accept transparency is crippling. I've got a couple of shape layers with extrusions the rest are flat 2D images in 3D space and for 25 seconds on 25fps and it needs 3 hours to render...



In Ae Preferences:

RAM shared by Ae and Media Encoder: 28.9 GB



In Comp settings:

Mercury GPU Acceleration (CUDA)

I'm not sure where else to make edits in the settings...



Here's the PC's specs:

Intel(R) Core i9-9900K CPU @ 3.60GHz 3.06 GHz

RTX 2080 Ti GPU

RAM 32.0 GB

x64



Any advice is appreciated!


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Dave LaRonde
Re: How can optimize After Effects with my PC configuration?
on May 15, 2019 at 3:00:41 pm

For one thing, don't use ray-traced 3D. Adobe gave up as a bad job long ago. Use C4D lite instead.
There may be other bottlenecks but that's the big one.

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


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Syma Kahil
Re: How can optimize After Effects with my PC configuration?
on May 15, 2019 at 3:28:34 pm

I've been using C4D because Ray-traced isn't working for me at all anyway...


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Walter Soyka
Re: How can optimize After Effects with my PC configuration?
on May 15, 2019 at 5:25:33 pm

Ray-tracing is computationally expensive. 3 hours of render time for 25 seconds of animation is not unreasonable.

Depending on what it is you're trying to do in 3D, you might be better off using the Classic 3D renderer and adding a third-party plugin like Element 3D or Stardust into your workflow.

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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