I've recently started using After Effects CC and I am getting extremely poor performance, especially given my machine specs (or so I believe).
Everything is very slow, including the actual software interface. Even with the Live Update switched off:
- Moving components on the actual composition view is practically impossible: click, drag, wait about 15seconds, release click and it has moved somewhat in the general direction required, but not even to the place the mouse stopped.
- Scrubbing doesn't work at all, even after the render bar on the timeview is already fully green.
- Standard preview (spacebar) can never play at realtime. The only way to play footage at realtime is to use RAM preview (numpad 0), but even then it takes ages to render small parts (10seconds of footage, takes anywhere between 5 and 10 minutes).
It's enfuriating! I am so convinced that my machine should perform SO much better than this!
I have tried everything that I can think of and everything that I have found on this forum and others through out the internet. Spent the last week googling this issue and have not made much improvement!
I have even checked the raytracker_supported_cards.txt file actually included the GeForce GTX 590. It does.
Any help anyone can provide would be much appreciated, cos I am stumped. Many thanks!
The following are the specs of my pc and the settings of my After Effects (relevant settings and settings I have changed from default):
|Case||Cooler Master HAF X|
|PSU||Silverstion ST1500 (1500W)|
|Motherboard||Asus Rampage IV Formula|
|CPU||Intel Core i7-3960X (6 physical /12 virtual cores) @ 3.3GHz|
|CPU Cooler||Noctua NH-D14 SE2011|
|RAM||4x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws|
|GPUs||2x Zotac Gefore GTX 590 3GB (4 physical GPUs with 1.5GB RAM each)||Latest drivers installed|
|SSD||Crucial Technology M4 256GB||Used for OS, Applications and AE cache|
|HD1||Seagate Barracuda 2TB SATAIII 7200RPM|
|HD2||Western Digital VelociRaptor HDD 10,000RPM|
|Monitor||Samsung SyncMaster 305T (2560x1600)|
|OS||Windows 7 Ultimate||All up to date|
|After Effects||CC||Updated to latest version 12.2.1|
|General||Allow Scripts to Write Files and Acces Network||Ticked||Don't think this has anything to do with it, but it is something I changed from the default values.|
|Show Internal Wireframes||Unticked|
|Color Management Quality||Faster|
|Previews/GPU Information||Fast Draft||Available|
|Texture Memory||1115MB||Maximum allowed|
|OpenGL version||2.1.2||Even though my GPUs (GTX590) are capable of OpenGL 4.4|
|OpenGL Share Model||3.0|
|CUDA Driver Version||6.3|
|CUDA Devices||4||followed by "(GeForce GTX590, GeForce GTX590, GeForce GTX590, GeForce GTX590)"|
|CUDA Current Usable Memory||1150MB|
|CUDA Maximum Usable Memory||1500MB|
|Display||Harware Accelerate Comosition, Layer and Footage Panels||Ticked|
|Media and Disk Cache||Enable Disk Cache||Ticked|
|Maximum Disk Cache Size||60GB|
|Conformed Media Database Folder||C:\AEcache|
|Conformed Media Cache Folder||C:\AEcache|
|Write XMP IDs to Files Import||Ticked|
|Create Layer Markers from Footage XMP Metadata||Ticked|
|Video Preview||Output Device||None|
|Auto-save||Automatically Save Projects||Unticked|
|Memory & Multiprocessing||Installed RAM||16GB|
|RAM reserved for other applications||6GB|
|RAM shared by AE||10GB|
|Reduce cahce size when system is low on memory||Unticked|
|Render Multiple Frames Simulatenously||Ticked|
|Only for Render Queue, not for RAM Preview||Unticked|
|Installed CPUs (processor cores)||12|
|CPUs Reserved for other applications||6|
|RAM allocation per background CPU||1.5 GB|
|Acutal CPUs that will be used||6|
|Other Options||Pixel Correction||OFF|
|Fast Preview||Adaptive Resolution|
Have played with it in Fast Draft too, but rendering was quicked on Adaptive Resolution.
This is because for A.R. it uses multiprocessing, but for Fast Draft M.P. is disable (incompatible mode, it says).