I'm just wondering why the ram usage is so low compared to the CPU in AE cs 5.5? I'm checking the bottom stats when the render is happening and it says only 22% of my ram is being used. Even until the very end, only 22%.
That being said, people on here are recommending tons of ram, such as 32gb+, but why? If this is the case? Maybe my comp needs more complex effects such as grain generation?
Maybe my comp needs more complex effects such as grain generation?
Yes, which is the whole point. Otherwise simply refer to the many performance and "best settings" threads that have amassed over the years to get a feeler for how AE uses resources.
The number reported at the bottom of the application for RAM usage is only the amount used by the foreground application. It has nothing to do with how much is used by background instance of After Effects or helper processes.
Thanks for replying. If I were to check the windows ram usage during render, I assume this would reflect the actual ram usage, then?