1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 22, 2016 10:54 AM by Rick Gerard

    hello this is annoying me so much... ram preview not going until the end


      hello this is really annoying me because i could preview all ram before, even if it was 0 to 1000. but now i can only run a bit of my ram preview wth? 0 to 300 and it only previews like 20-30. how can i fix this? tried everything on youtube and it isn't working.

        • 1. Re: hello this is annoying me so much... ram preview not going until the end
          Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          One – purge everything under the edit menu

          Two – set the zoom or magnification factor in the comp pame to 50%

          Three – set the composition panel resolution to auto

          Four – run your preview, it should be longer


          If that fails we need details on the composition size,  frame rate, and the assets used in your timeline. The length of the ram preview you get depend entirely on the assets in your computer and the size and resolution that you were trying to preview. After effects does not process video in the same way that a NLE (Non-linear editor) does so for now the length of your real time preview is limited.


          90% of my AE compositions are seven seconds or less because I hardly ever try to edit in After Effects. It was never designed to do that, nor is any other compositing app. You also can't learn very quickly  that the most efficient way to work is to preview the animation early on and get the motion set up what do you like it before you start adding any other effects. I call it working in the pencil test – ink and paint – print process. It is very rare for me to run a ram preview at full resolution before I send a project to rendering. I do check a few frames here snd there at fullscreen in full resolution but I can't get anything done get a reasonable time if I'm sitting around waiting for ram previews. Once you get a little experience you will find that most of your rendeed work out just fine and the time you would've spent fiddling around with ram previews will help you complete several more shots in a day.