I've read a few posts and looked at some of the optimising After Effects for performance posts but I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions on settings for helping getting the best performance out of After Effects for my setup. I'm like to be able to explore more advanced effects like Trapcode and things like that but for them to preview and render as quickly as I can... as I'm sure we all do.
I have a 12 Core Mac Pro 2012 with 64GB RAM, a SSD that I use just for the system, a 4TH HDD for all my files and projects and 2 new SSD's that I installed today that I thought I would use as a cache disk and and a disk for my renders.
I decided this based on these guidelines that I found:
My Media and disk cache settings:
If I set the Conformed media disk as another disk separate from my cache is that good for rendering and previews?
My memory and multiprocessing details are as follows:
|Installed RAM: 64.00 GB||Current RAM Usage: 3.26 GB||Allowed RAM Usage: 48.00 GB|
|Process ID||Application Name||Min Needed Memory||Max Usable Memory||Max Allowed Memory||Current Memory||Current Priority|
|548||After Effects||0.40||64.00||48.00||3.26||1 - High|
Video preview, I'm not entirely sure what this is for, can anyone explain please?
I've only just discovered the Cache Work Area in background option shown here:
That's going to help massively!
Just how much faster would things run with a new graphics card installed? Say a Nvidia Quadro K5000 for Mac? Is a GPU it worth investing in?
Current I just have this setup:
ATI Radeon HD 5770:
Chipset Model: ATI Radeon HD 5770
PCIe Lane Width: x16
VRAM (Total): 1024 MB
Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
Device ID: 0x68b8
Revision ID: 0x0000
ROM Revision: 113-C0160C-155
EFI Driver Version: 01.00.436
LED Cinema Display:
Display Type: LCD
Resolution: 2560 x 1440
Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
Main Display: Yes
Connection Type: DisplayPort
So, any tips that people think might help me speed things up and get the best out of After Effects CC would be very much appreciated.
Thank you in advance.