I'm working on some green screen stuff that's integrated in a virtual studio made in Element 3D.
But when i'm rendering out with Adobe Media Encoder on a fairly normal resolution (full hd) and low bitrate, i get insane rendering time (about 30 hours). The project isn't too big/complex and it's a 1min35sec duration.
Maybe this is normal on a low spec computer, but i have 2 Asus GTX 1080 in SLI-mode, an Intel i7-6950x 10 core CPU at 3.00Ghz and 64Gb DDR4 RAM.
I also have the latest Nvidia drivers for my graphics card, the latest BIOS firmware, the latest Adobe After Effects CC 2017, the latest Media Encoder CC 2017 and the latest version of Element 3D (2.2.2, 2147 hotfix).
Also, the GPU is enabled in After Effects preview settings, Mercury GPU Acceleration (CUDA) is selected in project settings and also selected when i'm rendering out in Media Encoder (the Software Only option is almost the same result in rendering time).
The rendering time is a little bit faster (maybe 25 hours instead of 30) when i set the multi and supersampling to zero but the project requires at the most a ''2'' setting on both.
Rendering mode on the Element 3D plugin is on full render.
Also tried to turn of the Antialiasing in the NVIDIA control panel but it doesn't do much.
Can someone help me? Thanks!
PS: This is a copy/paste from the system info in Element 3D:
Build: Element x64 2.2.2 (2147.hotfix)
OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 10.0.14393
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6950X CPU @ 3.00GHz
GPU Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
GPU: GeForce GTX 1080/PCIe/SSE2
GPU Driver: 18.104.22.16833
GPU RAM: 8192MB
GPU Code: 0
CL0: GeForce GTX 1080 (50.0%) (GL Interop)
CL1: GeForce GTX 1080 (50.0%)
Probably a resource conflict with multiple GPU accelerations. Don't render using AME, render an image sequence from AE directly and encode it later. I also don't think SLI will do much for Element and there are issues in E3D with newer graphics cards like your 1080 to begin with as there are issues on Win 10 in general. You might want to turn off SLI for the time being. Checkk all those things.
Sorry to hear of your issues with Element 3D. Mylenium gave you some troubleshooting steps to help you out. Did you try those? What were the results? Have you filed a case with Video Copilot? What did they say? After trying these things, please report back so we can assist you further.