8 Replies Latest reply: Aug 31, 2013 12:50 PM by Dilemmas101 RSS

    Performance Help: AE CS6

    rlr29711 Community Member

      Hi All,

       

      Hoping to get some assistance in understanding the performance of my machine.  I custom built the system this past year, and am a bit frustrated with my After Effects performance when animating motion graphics.  My specs are below:

       

      3970x (currently no OC)

      2x Samsung 840 Pro SSD OS

      4x3TB Raid 10 Media drive

      64GB 2133mhz ram

      Quadro 4000

      GTX 680 4GB

       

      Settings:

      3GB/CPU

      11 Actual CPUs Used

      4GB reserved for other Apps

      50GB Cache on OS SSD

       

      Project File is on OS SSD

      Media on Raid

       

      I am currently animating a project that, depending on the comp, contains around 35 illustrator layers. Once I keyframe everything, I pre-comp the layers and create a camera/orbit null.  Make the layers 3D and animate the camera.  I then add motion blur.  The RAM preview times are frustrating, as is the lag when I am tweaking layer/camera position.  It doesn't feel smooth, and sometimes is so slow it can hinder my work.

       

      The only properties I have keyframed are position and opacity.

       

      It is taking me somewhere near 12 minutes for a RAM preview around 30 seconds in length.

       

      Is this the expected performance for this machine?

       

      PS:  Does a GPU affect render time for any of the animation properties I am using?  I currently use my Quadro for AE.

       

      Thanks!