> "After Effects 18.104.22.1684"
First, why have you not installed the updates? you are three major bug-fix updates behind?
Start by installing the updates.
thanks for your quick response.
I did not update AE yet on this machine because Creative Cloud Desktop was "installing" it and got stuck at 90% for about 3 hours. So I cancelled it because our IT changed something in our firewall regarding Adobe during the install process and I thought this could have been the point. Anyway CC said "Installed successfully". I guessed the last 10% was updating it to 22.214.171.124 which it didn´t do.
What I probably have to mention additionally is that I started with this project on a Macbook Pro. On there I started facing these issues and first thing I did was updating it to 126.96.36.199. This did not solve the problem, the errors continued appearing.
So I moved the whole project on this Mac Pro because I thought it could be performance issues.
Even so, before going any further, install the updates so that we're working from a known foundation (since nearly anyone helping you is going to be using the updated version). You can get the manual updater here if you were having problems with the automatic update:
Alright, updating now.
Aside, what I´m wondering is: Shouldn´t it usually work that way that all the frames which are rendered are moved from RAM to the hard drive so the RAM is not being fully stretched?
Hi Todd and everyone landed here because of the same issues,
I just figured it out.
Todd, I didn´t do the update because I wanted to test something first. The problem got something to do with the file link between After Effects and Illustrator. Or maybe it´s just really physically happening that the RAM was overflooded.
My whole project was based on one single Illustrator document with mutliple layers (ca. 40). I just split it up now scene by scene (f. e. 4 scenes = 4 Illustrator documents with multiple layers within) and relinked the footage in AE to that new documents.
That did the job!!! AE just got through it like a hot knife through butter.
A side effect of that was that there were continiously 4 - 5 GB RAM free, so the rendering process was just flowing.
What I´m still interested in Todd is if there is any RAM reset during working on a project at some stage. I´m finished rendering now and have 3 GB RAM left.