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Christopher Walker
If Open GL/Multiprocessing say they're on, why aren't they working?
on Feb 2, 2010 at 6:39:31 am



Why do I see this!?

I'm on a late 2008 MBP running OSX 10.6+ on the higher performance (that means GeForce 9600 card, right?) setting, out of Adobe AE CS4.

AE Settings:
"OpenGL" - [on] - in both Preferences and Render Settings

"Multiprocessing" - [on] - with "longer render times" and using up to 2 processors, I believe, like 1.78ish GB per

I'm exporting a HDTV 1920x1280 29.97fps comp out to ProRes 422 (HQ). COuld the codec be the problem?

I don't know what to do! And I would love my render times to decrease!!!

Help much appreciated.

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Todd Kopriva
Re: If Open GL/Multiprocessing say they're on, why aren't they working?
on Feb 2, 2010 at 7:00:16 am

Have you updated to After Effects CS4 (9.0.2)? That update contained some fixes for Render Multiple Frames Simultaneously multiprocessing on Snow Leopard (Mac OSX 10.6).

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Michael Szalapski
Re: If Open GL/Multiprocessing say they're on, why aren't they working?
on Feb 2, 2010 at 2:15:38 pm

And if you are running the most current version of AE, what are the other specs of your machine? RAM, processor, etc.?

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Dave LaRonde
Re: If Open GL/Multiprocessing say they're on, why aren't they working?
on Feb 2, 2010 at 3:52:23 pm

[Christopher Walker] ""OpenGL" - [on] - in both Preferences and Render Settings "

Open GL isn't quite the boon to AE rendering that you might think. In other applications, it's great. Not so great in AE. You'd be wise to disable Open GL for rendering. With a comp of any kind of complexity, it typically does more harm than good.

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Christopher Walker
Re: If Open GL/Multiprocessing say they're on, why aren't they working?
on Feb 3, 2010 at 5:34:18 am

I've got going a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 4GB of 1067MHz DDR3 RAM and running the project's source files from a SimpleTech Duo Pro external desktop drive via FireWire 800.



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Todd Kopriva
Re: If Open GL/Multiprocessing say they're on, why aren't they working?
on Feb 3, 2010 at 5:41:42 am

4GB of RAM is not enough RAM for Render Multiple Frames Simultaneously multiprocessing. See this post.

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