First post here ever so I hope I do an okay job describing my inquiry. I have two PCs that are both pretty well suited for After Effects (I believe). Specs are as follows...
64GB 3000mhz RAM
2x Samsung 850 EVO 1TB
Asus Rampage V 10 Edition MoBo
Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU
I already have my caching setup on my separate drive from where I am running and saving the program. My big question is how can I better optimize After Effects on this PC? Don't get me wrong it does a good job... but once you start rendering a few layers with a little bit of math it seems like it bogs down quite a bit. Often when I look at people using older versions of After Effects (in videos) it seems like everything they create renders to their drive for playback. I don't ever see this happening ahead of time on my PC. I also often see that even after playing through something it just renders to RAM (I believe RAM the bright green render marker) and very rarely to the cache. I have a 110GB cache that is not even close to full so I am not sure how this is happening. It doesn't seem there is too much support for After Effects CC users with this regard. I know they took RAM preview out which is a bummer but what am I missing here? I am using the most up to date version of AE CC as well if that matters.
Thank you for your time and consideration!
Message was edited by: Jeffrey Walker This isn't answered... don't know how to take that tag of "Assumed Answered" off that I accidentally applied.
There is nothing wrong. This is just how current versions of AE work. Things like background caching have been elimintaed in favor of an allegedly more realtime-friendly new rendering pipeline, but since it's sort of a version 0.3, it's going to take at least another three versions before any of this fully pays off. for the time being you have to live with AE's bad performance.
Thank you Mylenium. It is unfortunate but hopefully eventually they will get it right! I appreciate the response!