6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 20, 2012 2:52 PM by Rick Gerard

    What is going on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    belordmedia Level 1

      I have a

      Mac Pro 2X 3.06 GHz 12core intel Xeon 2012, 32GB ram1 SSD Drive 520 gbts +3 X 3tbts Hrd Drives. ATI  Radeon HD 5870HD

      Why is after effects CS6 so painfully slow.  To my mind, 5.5 on a 2006 machine was faster

      Rendering a simple 3D text is very slow making the software unusable.

      Forget about doing any real work!!!!!

       

      is it me????

       

      M

        • 1. Re: What is going on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          Greg Baber Adobe Employee

          You say you are doing "simple 3D text"?

           

          Are you in Classic 3D or Ray-Traced 3D? 

           

          RayTrace is going to be slower as it is raytracing all of the text -- you can reduce the rays being used, or you can switch to Classic 3D unless you need extruded text.  I usually recommend using Classic 3D unless the effects you want to use require the Ray-Traced mode.

          • 2. Re: What is going on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
            Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            Properly set up and using the same settings I'm finding CS6 faster than CS5.5 or CS5 on all of my Macs'.

             

            Please check your settings sounds like you have ray traced rendering selected.

            • 3. Re: What is going on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
              belordmedia Level 1

              Hello Guys

               

              Many thanks for your help.

               

              Maybe I should share all my settings  within the AE panel and, that way it may be easier for people to point things out?,

               

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              Hard Stuff

              Mac Pro 2X 3.06 GHz 12core intel Xeon 2012, 32GB RAM. 1 SSD Drive 520 gbts +3 X 3tbts Hrd Drives. ATI  Radeon HD 5870HD

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              After Effects CS6

              Vers:11.0.1.12

               

              All programs are installed on a SSD Drive 520GB

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              AE>>>PREFERENCE>>>Previews

              Adaptive resolution limit 1/8

              CPU Imformation

              Texture Memorie 768MB

              Ray tracing is CPU

              GPU for what I understand is not supported on the AT Radeon HD 5870 OpenGL Engine (bummer)

              Version 2.1 ATI-1.0.25

              Total Memory 1.00GB

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              Media & Disk Cache

               

              Enable Disk Cache ON

              Maximum Disk Cache 60 GB

              Folder is on another Internal ATA Drive

              Database is on the same ATA Drive

              Cache is on the same ATA Drive

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              Memory

               

              Installed Ram 32GB

              RAM reserved for othe applications 4GB

              Render Multiple Frame is ON

              Installed CPU 24

              CPU Reserved for other applications 2

              Ram Allocated per background CPU 2GB

              Actual CPUs used 12

               

              Hope this will help.

               

              Kind Regards

               

              Michel


              • 4. Re: What is going on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                Greg Baber Adobe Employee

                I do have one thing to point out - Multiprocessor support should be tweaked so that you have 3 GB per CPU.  Best method is to limit the CPUs used by AE.

                • 5. Re: What is going on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                  belordmedia Level 1

                  Hello Greg,

                   

                  The 3 GB per CPU makes a substential difference to the rendering time.

                  I would have thought the more the cpu ther better. well, wrong again.

                   

                  Thanks for the tip

                   

                   

                  Michel

                  • 6. Re: What is going on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                    Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                    CPU optimization is hard. You can easily choke the system by allocating too much memory and too many processor cores to the process. Other things always have to run in the background just to keep things like delivering the frames to the hard drive working smoothly.