2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 9, 2014 9:50 AM by Dave LaRonde

    Does AE only render physical visible layers?

    Oliver Wisholm Level 1



      I shall try to explain my self as accurate as possible.


      Say I have 3 layers in a composition. They are stacked on top of each other, and only the bottom layers is visible at the start (the other two layers are keyframed on by opacity later).

      I have a very ram/processor demanding effect (Camera Lensblur with 50px blur) on the bottom layer, and none demanding effects on the other two.


      My question is now:

      Does After Effects take the bottom layer in to account, even though it has been obscured by the non-demanding layers on top, or does AE only "look at" visible layers?


      Thank you in advance