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Brooke DahmenError message, I don't know what to do next.
by on Jun 23, 2010 at 9:48:20 pm

Hi.

I'm trying to render an animation of mine, and it keeps stopping. I get the

After Effects error: unable to allocate space for a 6000x3600 image buffer. You may be experiencing fragmentation. In the Memory and Multiprocessing Preferences dialog box, try increasing the RAM to leave for other applications, and selecting the Enable Disk Cache option in the Media & Disk Cache panel.
(7::39)

I have done that. I even went out and spent $100 to double my RAM. I have a macbook Pro laptop that is about 3 years old with 4 gigs of RAM. Everything is turned off... I've even gone so far as to attempt to render targa, tiff and jpg sequences to see if it had less to process.

I do not know what else to do. It shouldn't be this difficult to render. I just need something that will be good quality on bigger screens. The only way I can get it to render is at half quality.

HELP?


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Jeffrey KaplanRe: Error message, I don't know what to do next.
by on Jun 23, 2010 at 10:25:33 pm

Why do you need a 6K pixel width? 4K is standard res in digital film and computer graphics. Side note - 4GB of ram is not enough for what you are trying to render.

Jeff Kaplan
Point 360 WEST
Animation & VFX Department
http://www.point360west.com


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Brooke DahmenRe: Error message, I don't know what to do next.
by on Jun 23, 2010 at 11:19:40 pm

How do I change the amount of pixels? Where do I change that? ...I am not familiar with the technical aspects of After Effects.

Composition settings?


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Jeffrey KaplanRe: Error message, I don't know what to do next.
by on Jun 23, 2010 at 11:30:59 pm

You just have an image that you are using in your comp that is too big for your machine to handle - it's the one that is 6000x3600. You may want to make that image smaller in photoshop and replace it in your AE project. Fix your animation accordingly and try re-rendering.

What are your composition settings?

Jeff Kaplan
Point 360 WEST
Animation & VFX Department
http://www.point360west.com


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Brooke DahmenRe: Error message, I don't know what to do next.
by on Jun 23, 2010 at 11:40:38 pm

The animation is complete- it's not a single image to change the size of in Photoshop-- it's over 100 photoshoped images animated via puppet tool and rotations along pivot lines.

Is changing the size in photoshop the only solution?

My composition settings are :

Basic
Preset: Custom
Width 1280 px
Height 720 px

Pixel Aspect Ratio: D1/DV NTSC (0.91)

Frame Rate: 30 Frames per second

Resolution: Third (427x240 KB per 8bpc frame)
Start Frame: 00000
Duration: 03600


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Jeffrey KaplanRe: Error message, I don't know what to do next.
by on Jun 24, 2010 at 12:58:00 am

Is your output destination the same as where your project is saved? Some others on CC have had success with that.

Jeff Kaplan
Point 360 WEST
Animation & VFX Department
http://www.point360west.com


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Brooke DahmenRe: Error message, I don't know what to do next.
by on Jun 24, 2010 at 1:08:46 am

No, they all save to an external hard drive. Should it be? There's plenty of space on it.. I just want to know how change the pixel ratio... Size.. Eeek!


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Jeffrey KaplanRe: Error message, I don't know what to do next.
by on Jun 24, 2010 at 4:53:45 pm

Pre-compose all of your layers then change the composition settings to the desired size.

Jeff Kaplan
Point 360 WEST
Animation & VFX Department
http://www.point360west.com


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Brooke DahmenRe: Error message, I don't know what to do next.
by on Jun 24, 2010 at 10:02:41 pm

Yep- Tried that, the entire program crashed when I did.

Not sure why- I went to an aspect ratio calculator-- changed the size of my document to 720x405... and after effects crashed-- not an error, an actual crash.

Right now I am attempting to solo out all of my pre-composed layers and render them individually. Then put them back together...and render them that way.

This is taking a while. So. Fingers crossed.


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