3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 20, 2017 6:38 PM by Kevin-Monahan

    How Long Does It Take To Export?

    josiahm29169243 Level 1

      I have read through so many forums and I still haven't gotten a simple answer.


      My After Effect's project is only 9 minutes long. It does have use a 3D Camera, 3D Text and Lights, but when I send it to the Render Queue or AME the estimated export time is like 60 - 70 hours.


      Do I just leave my lab top running? Because I tried leaving it running and the export wasn't even 1/10th of the way done. Also  I need my lab top for work, so I can't just let it sit idle at my house.


      Mind you 2/3rds of the comp is composed of footage that has no VFX applied to them at all. I just imported the untouched footage into AE so I could add cool transitions between scenes.


      So here is my question:

      - How do I export the comp quickly. I don't care what format. I don't care what codec. I just want it done and for it to look moderately well done. I'm seeking feature film quality, BUT HD would be nice...at least 720p.



      Here's some extra info just encase you need it.

      - After Effects comp uses lights, 3D, Cameras

      -The After Effects comp is 9 minutes long. 1920x1080p./ 24 frames a second

      - My labtop is an HP Envy

      -Windows 8.1

      -Processor: Intel(R) Core (TM) i7-4510U CPU @ 200GHz2.60GHz

      -Installed Memory (RAM): 12.00GB

      -System Type:  64-bit Operating System x64 based processor

      -Pen and Touch: Full Windows Touch Support with 10 Touch Points


             a) Intel (R) HD Graphics Family

             b) NVIDIA GeForce 840M