Hey guys, Ive been starting to try and get into using after effects. I have put lots of stuff together in premiere pro and want to add some effects but i can hardly get it to even playback the file in the preview window, won't even scrub through hardly.
Premiere pro cs6 runs smooth and renders out iin good time.
My system specs are:
I have changed a few settings while playing around as per some pages I found on here about ram allocation and CPU stuff heres thos settings.
Im kind of at a loss with what else to do... Any thought are appreciated, I have a ssd on the way but Im not sure It will make all that much of a difference
"...i can hardly get it to even playback the file in the preview window, won't even scrub through hardly. Premiere pro cs6 runs smooth and renders out iin good time."
I hope you don't expect AE to work like Premiere. It doesn't.
There's nothing wrong with your machine or with your software that's immediately apparent, either.
Premiere does one thing, AE does something else. They don't work the same. You don't use them the same way. AE is a totally different application than Premiere, and just like Premiere, you have to begin at the beginning if you want to learn it. People who try to use AE intuitively end up failing about 90% of the time.
I STRONGLY recommend you use it and you don't blow it off. If you do, you're only hurting yourself. Seriously.
I don't care how good you think you are, you'll miss some important detail vital to using AE, and your work will come to a grinding halt.
Thanks for the reply Dave, I can hoestly say im not that good lol. Just basics at this point, But what better way to learn thean play around. Ill follow your link and have a go at it. A freind of mine uses AE regularily and Ive seen what its capable of, thats what drew me to it....lots to learn
But what better way to learn thean play around.
Well, in After Effects, there's more of a chance that you'll get frustrated if you don't have the basics down - basics like how to preview your composition. You are pressing spacebar and it's not working, so you're posting on the forum about it. Spacebar is pointless in AE (except for holding it to bring up the hand to move your comp around).
Once you get a good foundation, THEN you can start playing around usefully. The link Dave provided should start you off with that good foundation.
Ive run into one issue whenever I create a comp, its more an annoyance than an issue.... I always havt to go down and change the fast preview from wireframe to fast draft. It always defaults to wireframe, can this be changed to start in fast draft?
I recognize the difference between the two but either way none of them are default. I always have to goto the lightning blot and change it FROM wireframe to either adaptvie or fast preview, just curious if theres a way to change that from starting as wireframe, or is it the way I start my comp with text first?
What do you mean by "start my comp with text first"? How you create your new comp shouldn't make a difference in the preview mode.
It could be something odd with your graphics card. What graphics card do you have? Also,what EXACT version number of AE are you using? (11.0.2?)
Okay, this isn't the biggest problem in the world but it is certainly annoying, I'll grant you that. I'd start by trashing the AE Preferences. Or should I say, "restoring the default perferences".
And here's the most germane bit of that, straight from Adobe:
"To restore default preference settings, hold Ctrl+Alt+Shift (Windows) or Command+Option+Shift (Mac OS) while the application is starting. To also restore default keyboard shortcuts, Alt-click (Windows) or Option-click (Mac OS) the OK button."