Sorry, first time post and in a hurry to meet a deadline.
I have created an animation in 3DS Max Design 2013 and RealFlow. Dropped into After Effects to add a couple of effects. I have had After Effects for a while but after doing the beginners tutorials haven't used it until now.
I have CS6 and installed the latest updates to all components of CS6 two days ago.
After Effects version 184.108.40.206.
Intel Xeon X5687 @ 3.6gHZ X 4.
Windows 7, 64 bit.
The footage I used was a sequence of 3580 Tiff files (1280 x 720) 2.64Mb each.
No error messages appear, the machine just freezes.
I have managed to get a few partial test renders completed and a couple of full renders, but the last three attempts have frozen my machine at say, 13/15 minutes of the render compled with 4/2 minutes remaining. Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn't work I have to use the power button to power off.
The first time this happened I was writing an E-mail at the same time, and had the internet open looking fior tutorials. After that I left the machine alone whilst it was processing.
It previously worked on and off but after the first time the machine froze I installed all Adobe suite updates. I did a RAM preview the first time and noticed that it did stop before the end.
I have QuickTime 7.7.2 (1680.56) installed.
Other software: Autodesk Procduct Design Suite Premium 2013. Microsoft Office 2010. Adobe CS6. RealFlow 2012. Phoenix FD plug-in for 3DS Max Design.
Where would I find out if I am using OpenGL features in After Effects?
I am using Render Multiple Frames Simultaneously and have 18Gb RAM available for AE and 4 processors.
When I have completed creating my effects I:
File/Export/Add to render queue.
Render settings: Only change to default except Time span = Length of Comp).
Output Module settings: Only change to default = Windows Media.
Output to: Set filename (.wmv) and location.
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Instead of trying to render as a WMV from After Effects, render to a lossless file format and then convert it in the Adobe Media Encoder. AE can't do multipass encoding which helps keep better-quality video at smaller file sizes. The Media Encoder can do multipass.
Also, if you're getting most of the way through a render, try rendering an image sequence out of AE. That way you can pick up where it left off if it crashes. And you can still use Premiere / Adobe Media Encoder to make your final WMV.
Is this happening while rendering any composition? Or is it only happening when rendering a specific composition with specific effects?
Looks like it is a machine fault rather than After Effects.