5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 3, 2015 2:22 PM by Szalam

    Nvidia K5200...Is it really working?

    Geis

      How can I tell if After Effects is using the Nvidia K5200 card I have installed.  It is recognized in the preferences but don't seem to get any help when rendering out a quicktime movie that contains a C4D Lite file and a small video file.

        • 1. Re: Nvidia K5200...Is it really working?
          Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          After Effects doesn't use the GPU to render that sort of thing. It really only uses it for one task (acceleration of the ray-traced renderer) and the ray-traced renderer is being phased out in favor of more powerful 3d options (like Cinema 4D).

          Details here: GPU (CUDA, OpenGL) features in After Effects

          • 2. Re: Nvidia K5200...Is it really working?
            Geis Level 1

            Thanks for Getting back to me....It is becoming quite evident that I have totally misunderstood how this GPU really

            will not help me in After Effects.   I am trying hard to use C4D Lite and the After Effects bundle....thought it was a good idea.

             

            I basically have an 18 sec video clip with a C4D lite file and a video file composite...it is taking around three hours to render...

            do you have any suggestions for getting this done in a more timely manner.

             

            My PC specs are:

            Xeon E5-2680 v3 (12 core / 24 threads)

            16 GBs DDR4 RAM

            k5200 SLI (2)

            500 GBs SSD

            • 3. Re: Nvidia K5200...Is it really working?
              Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              An 18 second video could easily take days to render or it could take minutes, it all depends on what is in your scene and, to a lesser extent, how you've configured your machine. I mean, if it's a cube with a plain, non-reflective material, and no lights, shadows, or depth of field, it's going to render a lot faster than a scene with tons of objects with blurry reflections, ambient occlusion, several lights with area shadows, rendering with motion blur and depth of field.

              • 4. Re: Nvidia K5200...Is it really working?
                Geis Level 1

                Thanks for the chat....I am convinced that this process of C4D rendering in After Effects is not

                going to ever be a fast video solution.

                • 5. Re: Nvidia K5200...Is it really working?
                  Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  Yes; 3d takes a long time to render (especially if you don't have the experience to know how to tweak things). I'm still learning too! If you want a really fast-rendering 3d solution, ShapeShifter, Zaxwerks 3d Invigorator, and Element3D are all excellent third-party plugin options.